YOU CAN CLIMB TO THE TOP OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST CATHEDRALS. The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is one of New York's grandest buildings, and one of the world's largest cathedrals. While there's much to explore there, the coolest way to see the chapel is on one of its Vertical Tours. These explorations take visitors to the roof of the building and focus on the cathedral's history and architecture.
Sonnys Soda Shoppe, New York. Don't let the name fool you—you won't be heading to Sonny's Soda Shoppe for an old-fashioned egg cream. Instead, this is where a well-heeled crowd gathers to sip cocktails and check out the view of lower Manhattan and beyond. It sits atop the modern Mondrian SoHo, but the design is meant to recall a 1950s Italian beach club, albeit with faux grass turf instead of sand.
A founding father’s house is in the middle of a Harlem park. Hamilton Grange, the former of home of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton built the Federal-style home in 1802, but died in that famous duel with Aaron Burr two years later. The house was moved from its original location to Convent Avenue in 1889, and made the journey to its current resting place in St. Nicholas Park in 2008.