On Sunday October 30th at 3pm, Untapped Cities and the Museum at Eldridge Street invite you to join a Historical Walking Tour of Eldridge Street!More
On Sunday October 30th at 3pm, Untapped Cities and the Museum at Eldridge Street invite you to join a Historical Walking Tour of the Secrets of Eldridge Street! Travel the length of Eldridge Street, and discover tales of the immigrant experience, architectural triumph, and the realization of the American Dream alongside corruption and even murder. Our micro walking tour of Eldridge Street tells the …More
On September 29th at 6:30pm, we’ll be offering a special Behind the Scenes NYC tour of the Brooklyn Kings Theatre in partnership with the NYCEDC.
The Loew’s Kings Theatre was one of the five Wonder Theaters built in and around New York City – the most opulent movie palaces ever constructed. The theater was inspired by the French …More
On Sunday December 4th at 12pm, join James and Karla Murray, authors and photographers of the critically acclaimed books, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, New York Nights and Store Front II-A History Preserved on this walking and tasting tour of some of their favorite East Village food establishments. Discover the food, history and diverse culture of the East Village …More
On Thursday, August 25th at 6:30pm, join us for our a Behind the Scenes NYC Tour of the Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, a state-of the-art recycling facility located at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT). The facility is the result of a public-private partnership between New York City and Sims.
Completed in 2013 using sustainable design practices, the …More
Untapped Cities and the NYCEDC will host a special tour of the normally off-limits Seaview Hospital on Staten Island on August 13th at 11am, a landmarked property that that still functions as a city-run long term care facility, as part of our Behind the Scenes NYC Tour Series.
Sea View Hospital was once the pride of the city’s …More
On July 31st, join Untapped Cities and the non-profit NYC H20 on a special tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir, built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water. The system became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950s and was decommissioned in the 1980s. Since then, nature has …More
Greenwich Village is blessed with an especially dense concentration of vintage neon signs. Beginning in the 1920s and 1930s, they advertised businesses large and small, but due to rising costs, restrictive zoning ordinances and the appearance of less costly forms of outdoor advertising, these flashy displays fell out of favor in the 1960s. In recent years, they’ve …More
Usually off-limit to the public, the American Irish Historical Society is opening its doors to Untapped Cities!
Located on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, the American Irish Historical Society is a center of Irish culture and knowledge. Built in 1901, the five story Beaux-Arts townhouse was a private home before it was purchased by the Society in 1939. …More
In 1922, the New York Times announced that the Gowanus Canal was “one of the dirtiest, one of the shortest and one of the most important waterways in the world.” At the time, more than 26,000 barges and boats would chug up the 1.8 mile long waterway, dropping off precious cargoes of everything from coffee to coal …More
We’re excited to announce our second annual tour, on Saturday, June 11th, to Execution Rocks, a storied lighthouse in Long Island Sound, not far from City Island and Hart Island in the Bronx.
According to popular lore (and still claimed by the Travel Channel), Execution Rocks was named because of the executions that took place there under the British …More
Did you know the world’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard is hidden within the Brooklyn Navy Yard? Untapped Cities will be bringing readers on a special wine tasting and tour at Rooftop Reds, led by one of its founders who will share his knowledge of winemaking.
Within the 14,800 square foot rooftop, you will see a unique urban planter system …More