Quantcast

New York City is all about design in our top picks for events from May 4th to May 10th, with the return of NYCxDesign festival and the Design by Hand series at the Cooper Hewitt museum. History buffs will enjoy our tour of authentic Prohibition speakeasy on May 9th, walking tour of East Harlem, or an interactive play at a hidden Times Square theater.

Ongoing: Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC Landmarks at the Museum of the City of New York

Saving Place 728x90

Monday, May 4th

Take the second walking tour of East Harlem with historian and tour guide Justin Ferate with Historic District Council covering architectural treasures and cultural landmarks reflecting the El Barrio and Spanish Harlem’s history. This tour will end with a visit to the “Crack is Whack” mural by Keith Haring.

(more…)

EdgarAllanPoe_PoeTour_UntappedCities_GreenwichVillage_NewYork
Edgar Allan Poe, image via Wikimedia

Greenwich Village was a hotbed of literary talent and scandal, even in the 1840s, as the eminent writers and poets of the day gathered at literary salons for readings and gossip. Writer Edgar Allan Poe would become embroiled with certain poetesses of the day, who appeared interested in more than just literature. These putative romances quickly led to the rumors of immorality, instability, and madness that would dog Poe throughout the final days of his life, and well beyond his death, as spurned lovers sought their revenge. 

Join Untapped Cities and Boroughs of the Dead on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 for “The Poes’ Greenwich Village,” a special edition of our sold-out historical walking tour from last year that steps into the Greenwich Village of the 1840s, where Edgar and Virginia Poe lived and worked. This tour will interweave some of Poe’s most famous tales with Greenwich Village’s macabre secret histories, a tour that will delight fans of Poe’s literary grotesques, as well as New York City urbanites. Following the tour, optional cocktails will be held at the hidden bar, The Garrett. For a limited time, save 10% on the tour using the discount code POE.

On the anniversary of Edgar and Virginia Poe’s wedding, you will visit the site of three of Poes’ former homes, discover the places that inspired Poe, find out where he read “The Raven” for the first time in public, and learn of the scandals and triumphs he experienced while living in the Village –particularly the unfounded gossip of Edgar’s unprovable “love affairs” — all the while celebrating “a love that was more than love” on this fascinating, informative, and downright romantic walking tour.

Juilliard School-FX Fowle-Lincoln Center-Street View-NYC
Walking tours abound next week in New York City with Jane’s Walk, a Historic District Council walk, a participatory walk with Elastic City, and our tour of Dead Horse Bay, along with fascinating talks and visits.

Ongoing: Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC Landmarks at the Museum of the City of New York

Saving Place 728x90

Monday April 27th

Take a walking tour of East Harlem with historian and tour guide Justin Ferate with Historic District Council covering architectural treasures and cultural landmarks reflecting the El Barrio and Spanish Harlem’s history.

(more…)

Saving Place_MCNY_NYC_Untappd Cities_bhushan mondkar9

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the pioneering Landmarks Law in New York City, the Museum of the City of New York opened its newest exhibition,”Saving Place: 50 years of New York City Landmarks,” depicting events in the history of the city that follow the remarkable story of the birth and impact of the landmarks movement. Untapped Cities got a sneak preview of this exciting exhibition, which opened April 21st, with curator Donald Albrecht, co-curator Andrew Dolkart, consulting curator Seri Worden and the Director of the Museum of the City of New York, Susan Henshaw Jones.

(more…)

Broadway-Madison Square Park-Victory Arch-NYCYes, this is New York City!

We’ll be hosting a talk and book signing on May 26th to celebrate the launch of the new book Broadway by Untapped Cities founder Michelle Young at WeWork West Broadway. Beer on tap will be free, thanks to WeWork. Michelle will walk through the most surprising finds she came across from the collection nearly 200 vintage photographs published in this book about the history of Broadway as a street, tracing its evolution from the Native American era until today.

Get tickets below, which are free for this event, or purchase ticket plus an autographed book at a discounted rate (book to be picked up at the event). Read on for an excerpt of the book Broadway

Get Tickets

Saving-Place-Iwan-Baan-DUMBO-Manhattan-Bridge-NYC-Landmarks-Law-50th-Anniversary-Museum-of-CIty-of-New-York-Exhibition Cover

From the opening of an exhibition about the Landmarks Law in New York City to a documentary screening about the World’s Fair Pavilion in Flushing Meadows, this week is jam packed with events for architecture buffs.

Monday April 20th: Untapped Featured Event

Monday at 5:30pm will be an exciting symposium to mark the new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City LandmarksSpeaking at the event will be Michael Kimmelman, New York Times Architecture Critic; Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA, Partner, SHoP Architects and Professor Columbia University; Steven Spinola, President, Real Estate Board of New York; Adele Chatfield-Taylor, Former President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome.

Introductory remarks will be given by Alicia Glen, NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development; Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair and Commissioner of the Landmarks Preservation Commission; Susan Henshaw JonesRonay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York.

 Although the physical event is sold out, there will be a live stream of the symposium on the Saving Place event page on Monday.

(more…)