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315 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in New York, New York

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Hidden Times Square: An Explorer's Guide

There's the Times Square you know, full of blazing billboards, selfie sticks, and costumed characters. Then there's the less familiar one, beyond the lights—the nooks and crannies that most visitors to Midtown Manhattan overlook. They're not obvious, but surprises can still be found along this world-famous stretch of real estate.

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A subway entrance in Times Square.

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Ryan Matthew Cohn
Dec
1 - 2
Brooklyn, New York

Oddities Flea Market: Exclusive VIP Presale Tickets

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Dec 2
New York, New York

Inside the Holographer's Laboratory

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of master holographer Jason Sapan's labyrinthine laser laboratory.

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