Whether you’re new to New York, or a regular, you can’t help but fall in love with the city. Sometimes, however, taking yourself off the beaten track can open your mind self to new and exciting opportunities. On my last trip to the states, I decided to do things a little differently and stay like a local. Who doesn’t want to feel like they’ve lived in the city, even for just a couple of weeks?
Here are my top 5 unusual ways to enjoy the city.
1. Stay in an art gallery!
Hotels in any big city like NYC are expensive. If you’re staying somewhere for more than a week, it’s nice to feel homely and have more space. Airbnb still one of the most fun and unusual ways to travel and to meet people. I stayed at The Glasshouse, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
As an art/life/lab dedicated to generating artistic practices based on performance,
The Glasshouse regularly organises and hosts performances screenings, exhibitions, workshops and a residency program. When staying there, you’ll be surrounded by interactive art and bunch of friendly people.
Prices per night from $79.
Brooklyn itself has regenerated over the years, with Williamsburg being the hip and happening area, full of entrepreneurs, artists and freelancers. Think Shoreditch and Hoxton, if you’re familiar with East London.