The weather may be getting colder, but that’s no reason to stay inside! Avoid the pre-winter slump and experience all the fall events that this city has to offer! Here are our top 10 event picks for this week:
Head over to the Museum of the City of New York at 6:30 pm for a book talk and signing with author Sam Roberts, author of “A History of New York in 101 Objects.” The book “chronicles the city’s 400-years-plus evolution via a carefully-selected collection of quintessentially New York artifacts, from an oyster and a bagel, to an elevator brake and a Checker taxicab.”
The Woolworth Building has been in the news a lot recently, with the renderings revealed for the new condominiums that are going in, starting at $3.875 million and going up to $110 million for the 7-level penthouse. With our next one-hour tour of the off-limits Woolworth Building coming up on Saturday, November 8th (just a few tickets left!), we thought we would share with you what some lucky residents will get in the upcoming years. And if you can’t make November 8th, the last tour we’ll do this year will be on December 4th.
Image via Alex Wallach for Untapped Cities
Dim-sum disco parties, vintage subway car rides, a roaring 20s party inside a crypt, and much more. We at Untapped Cities have a feeling that this Halloween week will be one to remember!
Between 11 am and 3:30 pm, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will give subway riders the opportunity to ride two vintage nostalgia trains (one from the 1910s, the other from the 1950s) during their everyday commute. The trains will run along the 2 and 3 train lines, making express stops from 42nd Street to 96th Street. Get the timetable here, and check out our coverage of past nostalgia trains.
Recently, we put together our top 10 picks for an off-beat Halloween in NYC this year. One of those picks was spending Halloween in a crypt, with a Roaring ’20s band and unlimited alcohol. Sounds pretty great, right? Well, in partnership with New York Adventure Club we’re doing a giveaway for two free tickets to the event.
Coming in at number two on the Great Locations to Check Out During 2014 OHNY the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT), has been well covered historically on Untapped Cities, including a series on its myths. During a trip this prompted us to explore a little bit further. What we found while exploring the grounds was a rock solid ping-pong table at the north-west corner of Building B. This recent addition to the to the property fits right in due to its cement construction and industrial metal net with a custom BAT cut-out. Just as the rest of the terminal is, this table is built to stand the test time.
Image of Fort Totten Park Battery via Flickr by skingld
Every New Yorker should experience the standard Halloween parades in Greenwich Village and Central Park at least once (we supposed), but for those looking for something a little different this October, here are our top picks. And while we’re still awaiting news on whether our favorite event, the Cobble Hill pumpkin impalement by artist Jane Greengold is happening this year, there’s still a lot of alternative, off-the-beaten path activities to choose from.