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It is the last week of May and as we creep closer and closer to Summer that means less clothes, but more events. Here is your curated, weekly Untapped guide for events in NYC.

Tuesday May 27th

The American Museum of National History is hosting a special event for those who love science fiction. The Sci-Fi Universe is a discussion where you can examine the worlds of your favorite Sci-Fi movies, television shows and novels.


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Here is your Weekly Untapped event guide for the week of May 19th

Monday May 19th

Start the week talking about the Cosmos with a cold beer in your hand. The US portion of the Pint of Science Festival begins with its first of three events happening in The Cantina Royal in Brooklyn.

Tuesday May 20th

Park Slope may not get as much attention for its local food as other neighborhoods in Brooklyn do. The people at Dishcrawl have a goal in mind to spread the word about the restaurants in Park Slope that deserve some much needed recognition. This will not be like any other food crawl, for the name of the restaurants are being kept secret until the ticket holders meet up and begin their food tour of Park Slope.  (more…)


Pulqueria—the hidden Mexican restaurant and speakeasy in the heart of Chinatown—was inspired by ancient Aztec culture and Mexico City’s street markets. It was the first bar in NYC to serve pulque, an alcoholic beverage made from agave leaves. You’ll find Pulqueria’s unmarked entrance in the winding, one-way inner alleys of Chinatown, if you don’t get lost first. Descend the unremarkable steps to the subterranean spot, and you’ll emerge in a dimly lit, atmospheric lounge.  (more…)

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Spring is here and that means the city is booming with events. Here is your handpicked list of cultural events this week.

Monday May 5th

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Get in the spirit at Empellón Taqueria. Both their East Village and West Village locations have a special 3 course dinner menu for $55 with unlimited wine, beer and margeritas.

Tuesday May 6th

Normally closed off to the public, Central Park’s magnificent Hallet Nature Sanctuary will be open from 1-3 pm for anyone waiting to take advantage to see what the Conservancy has done to restore this wildly overgrown piece of land in the middle of Central Park.  (more…)

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Here is your list of curated events happening in NYC this week.

Monday April 28th

NYC v. SF: At Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, two artists rep their respective cities in two illustrated collections, in conversation with Maria Popova of Brain Pickings. Part of the Drawn Cities series.

Tuesday April 29th

The Skyscraper Museum hosts author James Sanders. who will host a discussion and book signing of his newest edition of Scenes of The City: Filmmaking in New YorkThe newest edition adds films and television from the last decade and includes behind the scenes photos from studio archives.


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We’ve been a longtime partner of the Woolworth Tours and in scouting missions for our exclusive Untapped Cities tours of the Woolworth Building, sometimes we get to access some cool spots we haven’t seen before. The Woolworth Building is one of those places where you can visit again and again, and always discover something you haven’t seen before. Frank Woolworth originally had two offices in the Woolworth Building, one which has been lost to time.

In fact, most of the office building floors have been completely redone with only the ornate elevator banks left from the original design. However, another one of his offices is now part of a full-floor office for a company in the building (which we won’t name so they don’t get a flurry of visitors). While the rest of the floor is completely renovated, this office has remained mostly in its original state. It’s quite an experience walking through a modern office and then entering a room with marble walls, wood paneled doors, a fireplace and a Woolworth’s hidden safe in the closet.

Join us on our next exclusive, one-hour tour of the Woolworth Building on Thursday July 17th at 7pm. We won’t be able to visit this spot specifically as it’s part of a private company now, but we’ll see some really great spots like a safe deposit vault, closed off entrances to subway stations, and the magnificent lobby, all of which are off-limits to the public.

See our other upcoming Untapped Cities events and read about the Top 10 Secrets of the Woolworth Building!