Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is one of those untapped gems you have to do a little extra traveling for, but is worth the effort. Opened in 1863, Woodlawn Cemetery encompasses 400 acres of landscaped hills, paths and mausoleums worthy of royalty, designed for New York’s elite to match their Fifth Avenue mansions. The Cemetery is one of the Historic District Council’s “Six to Celebrate” this year. And on Saturday, the Woodlawn Conservancy, HDC and Women of Woodlawn will host a scavenger hunt across five themed trails:
At Untapped Cities, with our mantra “Rediscover your city,” we have long espoused the idea that you can be a tourist in your own city. In partnership with Expedia.com, we’ve put together a guide to the fun facts about Brooklyn landmarks that even many New Yorkers do not know. If you want to surprise your friends, impress visitors, and drum up your NYC-street cred, this is your indispensable guide.
Gay pride celebration outside historic Stonewall Inn.
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Dr. James Fox walks through Manhattan. All photos via BBC World News.
History buffs should look forward to a BBC World News mini-series on October 24th and 25, Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds: The Tale of Three Cities, to learn about what art historian, Dr. James Fox, describes as New York’s most defining year: 1951. The series walks us through the story of three cities, in three exceptional years, whose artists, intellectuals, writers, and musicians set the world on a new course. In addition to New York, 1951, Dr. Fox focuses on Vienna, 1908 and Paris, 1928.
The Jacob K. Javits Center, home to nearly 180 convention events a year like Comic Con and the Auto Show, is often overlooked as a piece of functional architecture and might be the last place you might imagine a verdant green roof. Yet, it may be one of the most ideal places for one, given the center’s massive size. With 840,000 square feet of convention space and 2.1 million total area space (including an extension), the Javis Center is the busiest convention center in the United States. And as we learned on a recent visit with the New York Adventure Club, up on the roof is a 6.75 acre green roof, equivalent in size to five football fields.
Tickets have gone on sale for The Eternal Space, the long-anticipated Off-Broadway play about an untold story during the demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station. We’ve been partnering with The Eternal Space for the last year on our exclusive tour of the Remnants of Penn Station, and we’re excited to announce that our October 25th and December 6th tours will include the option to combine tour and ticket to The Eternal Space, at a 20% discount for the play. Guests will be able to select a date of their choice to see the play during its run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row between November 14th and December 6th, schedule here).