It's possible to find peace in the city that never sleeps.
There are 8.5 million people living in New York City — and only one real luxury that everybody’s after: quiet.
With ceaseless traffic, constant construction, and colorful personalities on the street, it can seem almost impossible to find a minute to oneself. And it's only getting worse: From 2011 to 2016, the number of noise complaints made to the city's 311 service doubled to more than 400,000.
However, hidden off the beaten path, there are a few calm pockets in the city that never sleeps. For those looking to escape the bustle and noise, these eight spots throughout the city are an oasis for the ears. From sound-proof hotel rooms high above busy avenues to basement meditation studios, here’s where to find quiet.
No sirens, no incessant car alarms and (perhaps best of all) no other New Yorkers.