Photograph by Daniel Levin
Every week Untapped Cities offers unique tours designed to help New Yorkers rediscover their city! Check out what is going on this weekend:
Saturday, July 14th
Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital
Explore the over 100-year-old contagious disease hospital on Ellis Island, which has been abandoned since 1954 and is off-limits to the public, on our Behind-the-Scenes Tour.
Tour the Historic Lot House
The Hendrick I. Lott House is a rare surviving Dutch-American house in New York City that is believed to have served as a stop on the underground railroad. If you are or become and Untapped Cities Insider you can join this tour, led by Friends of the Lott House board member and president of Chrysalis Archaeological Consultants Alyssa Loorya, for free!
Underground Tour of the NYC Subway
Take a ride through the living history of the world’s largest rapid transit system (in area) by weaving in and out of past and present transit hubs of lower Manhattan on our Underground Tour of the NYC Subway.
Sunday, July 15th
Tour the Remnants of Gritty Old Times Square
Travel back to 1970s New York City when 42nd Street was the Deuce, Eighth Avenue was the Minnesota Strip, the Great White Way was a red light district, and the Crossroads of the World was XXX-rated on our tour of the Remnants of Gritty Old Times Square.
Tour the New Domino Park in Williamsburg
New Domino Park with Domino Refinery in behind. Photo by Daniel Levin
This tour, created in partnership with Two Trees Management, the Brooklyn-based development team behind the site’s revitalization and designers from landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, explores the history of the Domino Sugar Refinery and surrounding area along with the site’s transformation from an abandoned industrial complex to the new, public, waterfront space, Domino Park.
Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge
Learn about the champagne vaults and old Cold War fallout shelter hidden within this landmark while walking across its iconic span and unraveling the epic story of its construction on our Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Tour!