6. Illumination Lawn at Lincoln Center

Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn may not be a secret place for locals but it’s still a unique and beautiful outlook point for visitors, whose entrance is only visible from inside Lincoln Center’s plaza, not along 65th Street.

The 7,200 square foot grass curved rooftop opened in 2010 as part of the renovation of Lincoln Center by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, and sits atop a building that hosts Lincoln Restaurante, Film at Lincoln Center, and Indie Food + Wine cafe.