7. There Is a Fine Dining Restaurant Inside Fort Tryon Park

Tucked within the forestry of Fort Tryon Park is a fieldstone cottage built by John D. Rockefeller in the 1930s, which was restored by the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) in 1995. The non-profit organization was founded by entertainer Bette Midler in effort to transform valuable public spaces for communities in New York City. The New Leaf Restaurant & Bar, previously operated by NYRP was taken over by Coffeed, a Queens-based “charity-minded café and specialty coffee company.”

Whether for a casual lunch or special occasions, the restaurant’s popularity is clearly intact, often bustling with patrons especially on its recently resumed Friday Jazz nights.