There are so many amazing things about living in New York City—from Amazon’s first IRL bookstore
to restaurants with secret outdoor gardens
—but the constant cacophony isn’t one of them. According to The New York Times
, noise complaints have more than doubled in the past five years.
So, where can you find some peace and quiet in the city that never shuts up? Scroll on for nine spots to escape the noise.Conservatory Garden402 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Central Park’s Conservatory Garden is the perfect place to stop and smell the flowers, and we mean that quite literally. This six-acre formal garden is divided into three smaller plots—English, French, and Italian—each exuding its own characteristic charm. How does this sanctuary manage to maintain its stillness amidst the hoards of visitors each day? Well, it’s a designated “quiet zone.”