New York City

7 Great Places in NYC to Enjoy Solitude

When it seems like there’s nowhere to escape to, here are six things to do and places to go to get away from the crowds.


When I first moved to New York City, the amount of people shocked me. I’m introverted, and between the roommates, the crowded streets, and the even worse subways, I never got any alone time. It wasn’t long before the city exhausted me and I found myself in serious need of some time to recharge.

Living in New York gets hectic fast. When you’re always surrounded by people, the urge to spend some time alone strikes even the most social among us. Finding a place to enjoy some solitude isn’t easy in a city known for its dense population and busy lifestyle. Unless you know where to look…

7 Great Places in NYC to Enjoy Solitude

When it seems like there’s nowhere to escape to…

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Avatar of Auriane Desombre

Born in France but raised all over the place, Auriane has wanted to write ever since she was old enough to spell her name. In her spare time she loves reading, hanging out with her best friends (even when they're not in the same time zone), and spontaneous singing with her Broadway-bound roommate.

Reader Discussion: 1 Comments

  1. Avatar of Arabella Clarington

    NYC definitely does start to feel cramped after a few years of living here. Thanks for the well thought out resource — I’m going to keep it bookmarked and go to some of these places the next time I feel claustrophobic.

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