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The new year is upon us! If you’re looking for an alternative way to celebrate, join us for our Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge walking tour and our Underground Tour of the NYC Subway taking place this weekend. Read a little about each tour and book your tickets below:
Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
Beyond the Brooklyn Bridge’s stately exterior lies an epic origin story. Now over 130 years old, the granite and limestone structure has dazzled both tourists and residents alike. On our newest tour, author, playwright and Untapped Cities’ tour guide Justin Rivers will not only unpack the history behind the Brooklyn Bridge, but also explore its many hidden secrets. Our unique walking tour will give you a whole new appreciation for one of New York’s most iconic landmarks.
We’ll explore the perimeter of the Manhattan and Brooklyn anchorages, learn about the bridge’s Cold War fall out shelter, the love locks, the Russian fur vaults and the bridge jumper survivor’s support group, among other secrets.
Underground Tour of the NYC Subway
If you’re a transit buff, also make sure to check out our tour of the New York City subway. Take a ride through the living history of the world’s largest rapid transit system (in area) by weaving in and out of the past and present transit hubs of lower Manhattan. This unique tour is designed to give a comprehensive history of the NYC Subway system, from its groundbreaking in 1901 up through the creation of the three different proprietary lines which were unified into the system we know today. We’ll uncover information and learn about spaces even the most seasoned commuter might not know about.
This tour will stop in stations that are all open to the public. Using the 6 train as our own ten-car time machine, we will ride through and see three abandoned ghost stations that 4, 5, and 6 riders unknowingly pass through everyday: Worth Street, 18th Street and the famed City Hall Station. We will not stop inside these stations.