Untapped Cities is excited to announce the Behind the Scenes NYC Tour Series in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to provide special access to some of the city’s most exciting development projects. Over the next six months, a monthly tour will bring Untapped Cities readers and New Yorkers to projects such as the newly renovated Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, raw spaces at the Brooklyn Army Terminal untouched for 40 years, the Hunts Point Produce Market, the Harlem Corn Exchange Building, and Staten Island’s North Shore.
The tours will be led by NYCEDC experts who have spearheaded the redevelopments, as well as the community partners for the projects, offering insider insight into the past, present and future of these sites.
Photo by Matt Lambros of After the Final Curtain
The first tour, on March 16th at 6pm, will be of the former Loew’s Kings Theatre, which re-opened in February 2015 following a multi-year renovation. With impressively ornate details, a decorative curved ceiling, wood paneling, pink marble and glazed terra-cotta, the renovation has revealed original design details of this theatre, inspired by the French Revival style of the palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House.
The tour will be led by Christina DeRose, Senior Vice President at NYCEDC who oversaw the project, and Matt Wolf, Executive Director of Kings Theatre. The tour will be limited to 20 guests, get your tickets above. To celebrate the launch of the Behind the Scenes NYC Tour Series, we’ll be offering a giveaway for a ticket to the March 16th tour of the Kings Theatre, enter below. An additional tickets will be given away by hashtagging your Instagram photos of New York City landmarks with #UntappedNYCEDC.
About NYCEDC: NYCEDC is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC is involved with the creation of affordable housing, new parks, shopping areas, and community and cultural centers – all of which fuel its mission of strengthening businesses, creating jobs, and helping NYC neighborhoods thrive.