Abandoned for half a century, the old Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Railroad is full of potential, yet surrounded by debate. Although currently in a raw, undeveloped state, the line may eventually be transformed into the QueensWay, a public park that has been called “a more neighborhood-oriented version of Manhattan’s High Line.” Here at Untapped …More
What if we told you that within our city lives the beating heart of the art of sculpting? The roots of some of the most recognizable works of art –from the Alice In Wonderland sculpture in Central Park to the Fiorello LaGuardia statue in LaGuardia Place – are actually hidden in plain sight in …More
Constructed in 1887, the majestic Eldridge Street Synagogue has been a staple institution in the Lower East Side for 128 years. At Untapped Cities, we’ve learned that any New York City landmark that has been around for over a decade is bound to be filled with plenty of secrets. For example, did you know that …More
On this walking tour in NYC you will follow the footsteps of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, revel in beautiful architecture across four centuries, hear stories of heroes and rogues that have shaped our history as a country and as a cityMore
We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our tours which will take you back to the Gritty Old Times Square of the 1970’s… Back then, Times Square was a dangerous, exciting, gritty, intense, racially and sexually diverse neighborhood frequented by both locals and tourists. Love it or hate it, you couldn’t ignore it. Most …More
Abandoned subway entrance
Untapped Cities is excited to announce this exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of The New Yorker Hotel, led by Joe Kinney, the senior project engineer and historian of the hotel. Experience both sides of history on this visit: walk in the glamorous footsteps of society’s rich and famous and learn about the hotel’s engineering and …More
Rendering by SOM for the new James A. Farley Station, An Extension of Penn Station
On Wednesday, November 2nd, Untapped Cities and the Museum of the City of New York will present A Public Summit for The Future of Penn Station at Cooper Union from 7pm to 9:30pm in The Great Hall. The panel discussion …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