In the Neighborhood
Arts & Culture
Mahayana Buddhist Temple
New York City's largest Buddhist temple, located at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, contains more than just New York City's largest Buddha—though the 16-foot-tall gold statue, seated on a lotus, is certainly reason enough to make the trip.
Outdoors & Recreation
Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center
Tucked between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges (in a micro-neighborhood sometimes known as Knickerbocker Village or Two Bridges), this community recreation center offers year-round facilities like an indoor volleyball court, Ping-Pong tables, a gymnasium, a computer lab and a kitchen; plus, seasonal facilities like a playground, outdoor basketball and handball courts, an artificial turf field and picnic areas.
Ten Ren Tea Shop
Beloved Taiwanese tea company Ten Ren runs six retail shops in New York City; this cozy Chinatown outpost features a small tea lounge, where visitors can relax with a leisurely cup of hot or bubble tea (said by many to be among the best in town) before browsing the amazing assortments of teas available to buy in bulk.