Best Lesser-Known Attractions in New York City

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Dream House

A former Hawk missile system operator with the US Marine Corps, Tim Salvesen is the vice president of accounting and corporate controller at GridLiance, an Illinois-based competitive transmission company. Throughout his career, Tim Salvesen has traveled to various areas around the world, and he occasionally visits New York City for work.

New York City is well known for its large attractions, from Broadway and Times Square to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. However, the city is also home to numerous attractions that are not quite so grandiose. Following are just some of the best lesser-known attractions in New York City:

Evolution – Located in the SoHo art district in Manhattan, Evolution is a nature and curio shop that is filled with unique natural history. Staff members are enthusiastic about its items, and many of the fossils, butterflies, and skulls sold at Evolution come from experts who supply museums.

Green-Wood Cemetery – Often overshadowed by Prospect Park, Green-Wood Cemetery is the final resting place of politician William “Boss” Tweed and other notable locals. It is also home to Battle Hill, which, from its peak, provides visitors with views of Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn.

Hall of Fame for Great Americans – An open-air colonnade that towers over 630 feet high, the Hall of Fame for Great Americans was founded in 1900. It features 98 bronze busts of such famous individuals as Eli Whitney and George Westinghouse.

Dream House – Created in 1993 by visual artist Marian Zazeela and modern composer La Monte Young, the Dream House in Tribeca is a unique sound and light experience. The welcomes visitors Wednesday through Saturday for a one-of-a-kind activity.


Top Attractions in Maine

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Tim Salvesen handles GridLiance’s accounting records and cash management functions as the company’s corporate controller and treasurer. A licensed certified public accountant, he has been working in finance for over 10 years. In his free time, Tim Salvesen enjoys traveling and meeting with friends he served with while in the United State Marine Corps. He recently visited Maine with his friends.

Maine is largely known for its natural attractions and sites, but the state has much more to offer than unique coastlines and thick forests. Following are just a few of Maine’s most popular attractions:

Eartha: A revolving globe in Yarmouth, Eartha brings in hundreds of tourists daily. The structure holds the Guinness World Record for the largest revolving globe and is kept in a three-story glass building. Visitors can learn about the globe’s history and look at the extreme detail of the continents on Eartha’s surface.

Acadia National Park: Perfect for visitors who want to marvel at Maine’s nature, Acadia National Park covers 49,000 acres of land along the coastline. The park is home to two campgrounds and numerous hiking trails. Visitors can also enjoy the park’s many beaches, forests, and inland streams and lakes.

Kennebunkport: Located roughly 12 miles from Portland, Kennebunkport is a small coastal town. It is particularly popular during summer and is home to several historic buildings and homes. Visitors can also enjoy learning about local history at the town’s Town House School and Seashore Trolley Museum or walking through the shops and galleries in Dock Square.