What the guidebooks won't tell you

Our editors chose the city's most vital places, people and things-and then tracked down un-Googleable, ultra-valuable tips about each. Plus some quizzes to see what you already know.

50 Essential secrets

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Oscar Wilde Bookshop
Hayden Planetarium
Anthology Film Archives
Housing Works Used Book Café
St. Ann’s Warehouse
Improv Everywhere
New York Theatre Workshop
Film Forum
5 in 1
Jim Campilongo
Billy Rose Theatre Collection, New York Public Library
The Gubbio Studiolo at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Magnet Theater
The Ear Inn
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters 1 and 2 at MoMA
Strand Bookstore
Cornelia Street Café
Littoral Reading Series at Issue Project Room
Channel 102
The LGBT Community Center
Westsider Books
Gotham Chamber Opera
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Pearl Oyster Bar
Miller Theatre
The Black Gay and Lesbian Archive at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Daniel Nardicio
Carnegie Hall
Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum
3LD Art & Technology Center
Celeste Bartos International Film Study Center at MoMA
Memorial to a Marriage
Seaport Music Fest
Screenings at Donnell Media Center, New York Public Library
Justin Ferate
Hospital Productions
City Center
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Unnameable Books
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
59E59 Theater C
Sullivan Room
101 Spring Street
The Brick
The Frick Collection
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