Midtown, Manhattan: business epicenter, tourist trap, and site of your next New York adventure? Amidst the area’s office buildings and packs of professionals hide some of the city’s best-kept secrets. From an NSFW museum to a literal urban jungle, here is our guide to Midtown’s other side.
With its soaring skyscrapers and “lunch break” bustle, New York City’s Midtown is about as urban as it gets. However, a taste of the tropics is closer than one might think. Situated inside one Midtown office building, the Ford Foundation Building, is a hidden tropical forest, complete with giant trees, water pools, magnolias, and more. In great news for Manhattanites seeking a staycation that feels like a getaway, this literal urban jungle is open to the public year-round.