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6 Mysterious Places In New York

New York is a place that brings glamour and luxury to the life of many. While a lot of us have thought that every corner in the Big Apple has already been explored and discovered, it seems that there is more about New York that is yet to be discovered. It seems like there are mysterious places hiding behind cover of New York’s glamorous and elegant life.

Here is a list of strange places in New York. There are some you can visit while others, you won’t dare to try.

1

Doyers Street Tunnel

Doyers Street Tunnel

Also nicknamed as the “The Bloody Angle” because of its curvilinear street, this notorious Doyers Street in Chinatown is the gangs’ escape and way to creep with each other. You can visit this tunnel through its entrance in the middle of Doyers Street, near the trendy bar Apotheke and you will see that this tunnel crowded with small businesses, medicinal shops, travel agencies and law firm.

2

City Hall Subway Station

City Hall Subway Station

This once known “crown jewel” of New York City is a station unlike any other. This station sits at 600 feet south of the Brooklyn Bridge Station and you can go visit this station by riding the 6 train just after it end in the Brooklyn Bridge Station and if the lights are still on or you can opt to take a tour with the transit museum. This old subway station is filled with stained glass, Roman brick, brass chandeliers and tiled vaults and arches.

3

Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island

Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island

The Smallpox Hospital in the Roosevelt Island sits between the new FDR Four Freedoms Park and Southpoint Park. This abandoned smallpox hospital is designed by James Renwick. The ruin of the hospital is a landmarked that serves us the welcome center for the FDR Four Freedoms Park. You can visit FDR Four Freedoms Park and get up close and personal with the abandoned hospital.

4

Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay is located near the Rockaways. During the old days, this is a place where people leave their dead horses to be disposed. You can even find dead horses’ bones in the wreckage of decaying boats. Furthermore, this place is not only filled with remnants of dead horses but also with waste from the old society which includes perfume bottles, creepy toys and even old hand guns.

5

North Brother Island

North Brother Island

North Brother Island is known as the home of the worst loss life in New York City. Located on the East River between the Bronx and Riker's Island, this island is filled with both fascinating and tragic stories. The island is sealed off from the world since 1963. Perhaps, one of the most tragic stories about the island is the story of Typhoid Mary.

In 1907, Mary refused to admit she was the carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever because she didn’t show any symptoms. This led her to her exile in the island after the outbreaks in several places where she worked as a cook. She died after 30 years of exile in the island.

6

NYC Parks

NYC Parks

Surprise! Did you know that while you travel in luxury car in many parks in New York, you are actually traveling from one graveyard to another? Several famous parks in New York are actually graveyards and potter’s field a long time ago. This includes the Madison Square Park, Union Square, Bryant Park, City Hall Park, Washington Square Park and many more.