True explorers and adventurers join founder, Geoff Grandberg, in a unique five-hour tour that unearths rare and abandoned NYC locales ranging from 80 to over 200 years old, including WWII bunkers, a submarine, Cold War-era hangers and rail houses. Thurs, Sat & Sun 10 a.m. $90 per person, $250 flat rate for fewer than three people. Ticket price includes transportation to all sites, including pickup at the start of tour in Union Square. 646.509.0991.
This 13,000-square-foot table tennis club is backed by actress Susan Sarandon and features a lounge, pro shop, bar, restaurant and private room. Visitors can sign up for private and group lessons with internationally known coaches and players.
Hours: M-Tu 11 am-midnight, W 11 am-1 am, Th-Sa 11 am-2 am, Su 11 am-10 pm
Cost: Before 5 pm: $19 for 30 mins; after 5 pm: $29 for 30 mins
The interactive experience includes a museum of spy artifacts, such as an original Enigma machine from WWII, and immersive spy challenges, such as encryption, deception, surveillance, hacking and special ops. Through testing their spy skills (risk-tolerance, brainpower and personality), visitors are assessed as to which spy role best suits them, from agent handler to cryptologist to intelligence analyst to spymaster.
A typical visit lasts approximately 1.5-2 hrs, and is recommended for adults and teens.
Open: M-F 10 am-9 pm, Sa & Su 9 am-9 pm, last entry 7:30 pm
Ferries carry visitors to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island National Immigration Museum daily, with National Park Service rangers on board to regale passengers with their expert knowledge. Daily departure times from Battery Park vary. Standard tickets: $18.50 adults, $14 seniors (62+), $9 children ages 4-12. Audio tour included.