2. Dream House, TriBeCa

“Dream House” is a project by the MELA foundation where you can drop by, take off your shoes (as they ask you to) and take a breather. According to Secret New York – An Unusual Guide, “Since 1989, night and day, the building on Church Street has played a single sound – the buzz – composed of thirty one-sine waves.” Everyone needs a break from time to time and believe it or not, if you just need a quiet moment when you’re on the run, this noisy place will embrace you.