Welcome to New York City! Hidden gems and secret places are often the least visited places by tourists but today I’m going to show you some amazing secret locations in the Big Apple. Let’s go! Here on 37th Street there’s a secret restaurant called El Sabroso, which is actually inside of a loading dock.
You can get lunch here, a big plate for six dollars. It’s Latin American cuisine. It’s freaking delicious and you get so much food for so cheap which is a rare find in New York. Don’t miss it especially in this area it’s hard to find a meal this cheap. There are so many secrets in Grand Central but one of the most interesting is it is actually a hidden tennis court inside of here. I’m going to show you exactly how to get there.
It’s open to the public and most New Yorkers don’t even know it exists so let’s go check it out. It’s pretty cool, c’mon. Take the elevator inside Grand Central to the fourth floor. It is called Vanderbilt Tennis Club. Let’s go play some tennis! Did you know Grand Central was rebuilt three times?
This is exciting new stuff for me too. BAM there you go! This is the tennis court inside Grand Central. It’s huge.
You can rent a racket. $10 for two people to rent a racket. To play here for an hour it starts at $75.
The view is amazing. This is actually where they filmed Avengers. So this is the hidden tennis court in Grand Central. Let’s go check out some more secrets. Come along.
In Keen Steakhouse they have a massive collection of clay pipes that were once held for presidents, writers, and famous celebrities, like Winston Churchill, Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, and Herbert Hoover. There’s over 90,000 here that were reserved for them to use when they would come here and have delicious steak. It’s a little-known secret and it’s pretty cool.
Hidden inside the Times Square subway system here is a secret entrance of the Knickerbocker Hotel. You can see it right here. It looks like nothing but if you look up there it actually says Knickerbocker and that’s one of the ways you could secretly get in.
Although it’s not open to the public anymore, so – but it’s still cool, right? One of the best secrets of New York is that we have tons of speakeasies all over the city. A speakeasy is a secret bar that was created in the 1920s during Prohibition when people still wanted to drink but it was illegal. There are tons around here most of them are hidden. This one is my favorite.
It’s called Please Don’t Tell. Unlike the name here which is actually a hotdog place. You have to go inside. The speakeasy is actually right over here now from the outside it doesn’t look like much because that’s the whole point of a speakeasy. Let’s go inside and I’ll show you how you can get into my favorite speakeasy Please Don’t Tell. Let’s go into Criff Dogs.
To get into Please Don’t Tell you actually go through this secret little telephone booth. Now they have this telephone on the wall. You dial one and you’ll be connected with the hostess inside. That’s where you can get in and get your reservation but there’s actually a little trick to getting into this place because it’s super super popular and hard to get into. It’s literally impossible to get in if you just show up but what you actually should do is at 3 p.m. they start accepting reservations. Call at 3 p.m. it will have a busy tone just keep redialing that number.
This number right here. Ok? When you finally get through tell the hostess your name, your party size, and what time you want to come and that will guarantee that you have reservation to Please Don’t Tell. You don’t want to miss it.
Ok let’s go check out some other really cool secret places in New York. Come on. In Union Square there’s this little building here that has 15 digit numbers on it. A lot of people think is this countdown to something or is it the national debt but it’s actually a 15 digit clock and if you the seven digits from the left to the right represent hours of passed since midnight and the seven digits from right to left are the hours remaining until midnight.
The numbers in the middle are moving so quickly that they look like a blur to the naked eye. It’s pretty cool. That’s a wrap everyone. Those are the amazing secrets of New York. If you enjoyed this video subscribe, follow me on Instagram at @sarahfunky, and I will see you next time.
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