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Modern Art Foundry Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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 …

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Public Art Walking Tour in Lower Manhattan

Join us on this walking tour in lower Manhattan, considered by many as an “open-air gallery”, and discover masterpieces by famed artists like Daniel Chester French, Keith Haring, Isamu Noguchi and many more!

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Tour the Remnants of Gritty OId Times Square

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 …

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Behind the Scenes Tour of the New Yorker Hotel

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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 …

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A Public Summit for The Future of Penn Station

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 …

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The Secrets of Eldridge Street Walking Tour

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 …

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Brooklyn Kings Theatre Behind the Scenes Tour

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 …

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Historic East Village Food Tour with James & Karla Murray

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 …

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Behind the Scenes Tour of the SIMS Municipal Recycling Facility

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 …

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Tour of the Abandoned Ridgewood Reservoir

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 …

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Tour of West Village’s Vintage Neon Signs!

Greenwich Village is blessed with an especially dense concentration of vintage neon signs. Signs like these advertised businesses large and small throughout the city beginning in the 1920s and 1930s.  They fell out of favor in the 1960s due to rising costs, restrictive zoning ordinances, and the appearance of less costly forms of outdoor advertising. In recent …

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