In a city as loud and chaotic as New York, it can feel nearly impossible to conceptualize peace or quiet. However, New York City has a plethora of quiet reprieves, if you know where to look. The following ten spots provide quiet escapes in the heart of NYC and are ideal for anyone in desperate need of a moment to themselves.
Modeled after a traditional Chinese garden in Suzhou, China, this replica at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island does not disappoint. Its traditional Chinese design, inspired by the gardens of the Ming Dynasty, is perfect for a quiet and cultural moment of peace. This garden is the quintessential environment for anyone seeking to sedate the mind.