Best Place in Gotham to Indulge Your Inner Goth (2008)

The Cloisters

Great views of the New Jersey Palisades and the 19th-century conduit of Robber Baron products set the mind's eye working: The Cloisters, transported brick by brick from Europa by Rockefeller, is a serene, medieval oasis on the Hudson. But witches and wizards will most be turned on by the unicorn tapestries, lugubrious stone corridors, sepulchres, and monkish courtyards with "jongleur-funk" music piped in. The rocky nooks and crannies of Fort Tryon Park outside are perfect for ritual sacrifice and conjuring demons. There's even a treasury with 15th-century playing cards.


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