What Are Those Bottle Caps on Streets?
What Are Those Bottle Caps on Streets?

The Big Apple, The Melting Pot, the city that
brought you, “Hey, I’m walkin’ here!” New York attracts tens of millions of visitors
each year. But most tourists flock to the typical sights and miss out on the secret
gems hidden throughout the city that never sleeps! Check out my list: 1. There are secret tennis courts in Grand
Central Station that some of the terminal’s employees don’t even know about! If you
manage to find them, you can get an hour of play-time for free! They used to be part of
an exclusive club but are now open to the public. Well, open but hidden, if that makes
sense! 2. While you’re checking out Grand Central,
don’t miss another hidden gem there – The Whispering Gallery! It’s an archway with
a pretty cool acoustic trick if you come with a friend: two people standing at opposite
ends of the arch can hear each other’s whispers perfectly! 3. No, that’s not a random bottle cap that
somehow got embedded into the pavement. These things are called asphalt tags. If you take
a closer look at them, you’ll notice different numbers and letters. “Oooh, a secret language
that leads to a buried treasure if you decode it?” Eh, it’s not that exciting. When
some part of the road is patched up, these tags are left to denote who did the job and
when. The number in the middle is the year, and the different colors represent different
roadwork crews! 4. How about a museum that fits into an old
elevator cabin? By the way, it’s also free of charge! It’s called “Mmuseumm” (no
typo there!) and has a very special collection of “overlooked, dismissed, or ignored”
objects. Some especially odd ones include a rock, a tube of toothpaste, a cheese grater,
and a can of Tasmanian air! The devil you say! 5. You can also find a ‘Freedom Tunnel’
in Manhattan. It used to be an abandoned railroad, but it’s since been turned into a graffiti
art gallery. Ya know, in case looking at toothpaste and cheese graters isn’t exactly your cup
of tea… 6. Apart from the famous High Line, there’s
a less-known elevated park in the Big Apple. It’s called The Elevated Acre, and it’s
on one of the rooftops in the financial district. It looks like a lush oasis hidden in an urban
desert! It has a lawn, an amphitheater, and stunning views of the city. 7. Speaking of oases: there’s a miniature
rainforest hidden inside the Manhattan office building at East 43rd Street. It’s 12 stories
high, made of glass and steel, and serves as a greenhouse. You can see tropical trees,
magnolias, and bizarre water pools there all year long. 8. If you’re looking for an unusual sculpture
or monument to take a picture of, there’s always the 15-foot bronze Hippo Ballerina
downtown! It’s a public art installation inspired by Walt Disney’s “Fantasia”
cartoon. 9. Pizza fans will like this one: a whole
museum dedicated to your favorite cheesy gooey delight! It’s in Brooklyn and has some of
the items from the Guinness World Record’s largest collection of pizza boxes! The museum
features fun facts about pizza, interactive installations, pizza-inspired works of art,
ads, and even short films. 10. New York City hides a “Mysterious Bookshop”
(that’s the name, by the way). It’s the world’s oldest and biggest bookstore specializing
in detective stories, espionage novels, and thrillers. Grab some pizza and go get a good
book to read while you chow down! 11. You’ll come across crowds of people
in the Big Apple, but how about meeting stone people? If you take a walk along the Hudson
near Fort Washington, you’ll notice an unusual work of art. The Sisyphus Stones are stacked
on top of each other and stay that way thanks to gravity alone. They’re not glued or cemented
whatsoever. Okay, they’re not exactly people, but do you kinda see the resemblance? 12. New York is all about details, and even
the subway has a little something to offer. If you go to the 14th Street – Eighth Avenue
station, you’ll see these funny little bronze statues making up a series called Life Underground.
They can only be described as whimsical and slightly absurd. 13. Another gem that only those with an eye
for detail will spot: around ⅓ of the benches in Central Park have plaques with love quotes
inscribed on them. Like this one: “To my sweetie Lauren. I love you, I adore you, I
cherish you. Will you marry me? Mark.” What quote would you leave there? Leave it down
below in the comments! 14. Anyone with a passion for arithmetic should
check out the National Museum of Mathematics, or MoMath. Are visitors forced to solve some
complex formula before they let you in the building or something? (No worries, they aren’t
– I checked!) Some of the cool things to see there are sculptures of light reacting
to touch or bicycles with square wheels. 15. There’s an abandoned theater with a
gorgeous interior that turned into a furniture storehouse. The Loew’s Canal Theatre was
built in the 1920s and was once the second largest one in New York. Now the only actors
this place sees are chairs, tables, and the employees of the furniture retailer that settled
there. 16. If you look up, you might notice some
bees buzzing over your head… since many people and companies like to convert the rooftops
of their buildings into bee farms. It’s an entertaining activity and a way to produce
your own natural honey! Probably not that cool for the bees, though – I can’t imagine
the concrete jungle has many flowers for them to buzz around! 17. And if you want to escape the buzz of
the city, there’s a special place just for relaxation: a meditation room. It’s right
in the United Nations building! You’ll have to go through the security checkpoints. But
once you do, this quiet space is absolutely free to use! 18. New York obviously has a lot to offer,
and you can add a laboratory on wheels to the list. There’s a truck that makes its
way around the city offering a variety of lab tests, including DNA! Apparently, it’s
a pretty popular service there. Maybe people looking to see where their ancestors came
from? Seems useful in a city known as The Melting Pot! 19. “City Hall Station” was the very first
subway station that opened in New York in 1904. Handcrafted mosaics, beautiful arches,
vaulted ceilings… too bad it closed a mere 41 years later! But you can still get a tour
around this hidden NYC gem! 20. “The First Street Garden” is another
treasure hidden in the concrete labyrinths of New York. It’s a community garden that
also serves as an open-air art gallery. It has a series of murals of “women who have
changed the world” – sounds like something worth checking out! 21. If you’re looking for an unconventional
travel experience, visit the Staten Island Boat Graveyard. It’s a dumping ground for
decommissioned ships. Now it hosts all kinds of ferries, tugboats, barges, and even submarines.
The place is so scenic and historic that you’ll likely bump into a photographer or filmmaker
there. 22. If you want to have a fun underwater experience
(without donning your scuba gear!), you can check out the SeaGlass Carousel! It’s located
in lower Manhattan and offers a ride on a glowing fish that spins to music. There’s
also a changing light display that makes you feel like you’re actually underwater! 23. There’s a hidden garden in Central Park
that most visitors have no idea about. It’s a Conservatory Garden in the northeastern
corner of the park. The entry to this little paradise is behind a big wrought-iron gate
on the side of 5th Avenue, between 104th and 105th Streets. Oh yeah, and they have some “Statue of Liberty”
or something, too. Might want to check that out. Hey, if you learned something new about the
Big Apple today, then give the video a like and share it with a friend! Here are some
other cool videos I know you’ll enjoy. Just click to the left or right, and stay on the
Bright Side of life!

64 thoughts on “What Are Those Bottle Caps on Streets?”

  1. Clayton G says:

    First time hearing of that statue of liberty

  2. tyler wabara says:


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    I love this channel (✷‿✷),.the best。◕‿◕。

  4. mike edwards says:

    Apparently they have been rats taking big slices of pizza underground too, maybe ninja turtles as well

  5. Raaj Kapoor Singh says:


  6. Shawn Cooper says:

    I lived in the Bronx NY I know where all the places are at. my second daughter is the math place she would ask to go there my son love the park.

  7. you are a Deepthinker says:


  8. Domino_Emery says:

    Welp the bees can go to the green house. Lol

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  10. Raabs says:

    I'm really sad.
    Most people don't realize it but there are. Tens and hundreds of channels that do research and come up with good videos. I am pretty sure this is not coincidence but whenever one of those channels post a video on the subject brightside makes a video on the exact same topic in less than 5 days so I am pretty sure brightside steals content it's just my opinion and from my observations

  11. V&A says:

    This is like a real life Easter egg video like in video games

  12. n lackey says:

    I love NYC hopefully I will be able to check out some of these next time I visit

  13. Gian Maruca says:

    I've been to Dayton Ohio Columbus Ohio Newark Ohio Heath Ohio and I've been to Washington DC 4 time's…

  14. ThatLesion says:

    after watching this, i cancelled my trip to NYC

  15. Timepass Business says:


  16. Max_Reset2 says:

    b o t t l e c a p

  17. h4f1z 1234 says:

    Where u get all that facts?

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    Guy please support me just for the love of bright side

  20. J P says:

    Here's a trick when you travel and you get hungry. Find the big Guy you can and offer to take him out to lunch. He'll bring you to the best place in town. I'm a big guy myself and I approve.

  21. Kim Sam says:

    What if the earth doesn't tilt on its own axis

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    Pls sub to bright side.

  23. JEEZ says:

    5:50 Last time I went to New York, I went to a hotel called LOEWS lol

  24. J. C. says:

    Love New York, been there a few time. Talk about a city that never sleeps. Always something going on.

  25. JEEZ says:

    I actually have learned a lot of new things from this video, and I hope I can visit some of these places next time I go to NY. Btw the edits in this video are amazing

  26. The Catmother says:

    You've missed the Joker stairs

  27. Eliza Grogan says:

    That book store is neither the largest or oldest in the world. Most of the oldest are in Europe. I also think that the tennis court you referred to is a squash court.

  28. JEEZ says:

    If you are looking for the bottle cap on street answer, its here: 1:22

  29. Kevin Wakli Fitness says:

    God bless us.

  30. Tamara Pierre says:

    Never been there but wants so much

  31. HyperClaw875513 says:


  32. xhavit brati says:

    Is anything you don't know

  33. las lucuritas de linda zai Ojeda says:


  34. Penguinssss says:

    Anyone know what Geocaching is? I'm vaguely familiar and always thought those markers had something to do with it.

  35. Alex H says:

    My little brother found 70$ in a few hours at new york coty on the ground!

  36. Noah Michel says:

    How about Minnesota

  37. Nuzhat Ali says:

    Bee’s on the roof? Wow I never new that existed XD.

  38. Badboy DCX says:

    Fallout 4 players: money

  39. Science Universe says:


  40. fardowsa mohamed says:

    I really love his voice😊❤❤

  41. Music Islife says:

    Claims there are secret tennis courts…shows picture of a squash court…

  42. david forte says:

    By studying Egypt and recently found out Central Park has a Egyptian obelisk…I believe it's 200 tons…freaking huge, photos of them correcting it in the 1870s or so. It was a very very big undertaking…. Egyptians still ask us to give it back…it was 4000years old

  43. Slimyteddybear says:


  44. Radioactive—space Toss says:

    Is it because of marvel it got the name or just a random guy said ^hey let’s call this city the city that never sleeps^


    You know, when I was a kid, I used to collect all the bottle caps found on the road(I’m crazy, I know)😅😅😅😅

  46. Radioactive—space Toss says:

    I only went to New York 2 time but it’s an amazing city

  47. Nieves Acevedo says:

    I've been to the sea glass carousel!!

  48. Radioactive—space Toss says:

    New York is a very unique. City

  49. Radioactive—space Toss says:

    New York is a very unique. City

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  51. GihanFineArts - Abstract ART says:

    Who else been a HUGE fan BRIGHT SIDE before 2020?

    I’m trying to hit 5K!any help is appreciated🙏🏻

  52. Sonali Rajakaruna says:

    More videos

  53. Universal Gaming says:

    Why are there holes in the back of chairs?

  54. Johannah Pierre-Louis says:

    The bright side of life

  55. Rosann Krausch says:

    This is like a trip to where I would go witch is New York but I prefer calafornya because LEGO land and Disney land so yeah

  56. luke fletcher says:

    It looks like hippo from Madagascar 😂

  57. tofa kibria says:

    I live in NY! Who else?

  58. buzzsah says:

    if all NY visitors/tourists left NY for a week what would it look like and how many live in NY?

  59. David Urban says:

    #9 now I'm hungry for pizza. Of course I'm always hungry for pizza. Have a great weekend everyone.

  60. Cxz Bacon says:

    I went to mo math before.

  61. dap forever says:

    Liberty city

  62. TP says:

    What software do you use to create these videos? Really cool… please let me know

  63. armyonceuu says:

    nah, maybe they dropped the caps while their making the road. idk, spaghetti?

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