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This year has been a very exciting one for Untapped New York! In 2022, we launched five brand new walking tours: Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a former museum guard, Brooklyn Underground Subway Tour, Secrets of Rockefeller Center, Secrets of the Lower East Side Tour and Tasting, and Fifth Ave Gilded Age Mansions. Untapped New York Insiders got to explore a Gilded Age mansion at 1014 Fifth Avenue, climb up the Highbridge Water Tower, go inside the abandoned Glenwood Power Plant in Yonkers, and tour the Palace Theater among many other experiences. In virtual talks, Insiders got to see in-depth interviews with the late architect Richard Roth, Jr., revisited the lost department stores of NYC with Chief Experience officer Justin Rivers, and heard from countless authors on interesting topics such as the history of Riverside Park and legendary jazz clubs. Finally, you read a lot! Untapped New York readers soaked up stories about New York City’s abandoned places, guides to various neighborhoods, and secrets of famous landmarks. We are excited to continue exploring with you in 2023! Here, we look back at our top stories of 2022, counting down to the most popular:

10. Filming Locations for The Gilded Age on HBO

Marian and Peggy on Broadway, The Gilded Age filming locations
1880s New York City as seen in The Gilded Age. Photo: Alison Cohen Rosa/HBO

Wondering about the filming locations for The Gilded Age, the new HBO Original Drama series? We’ve got you covered. The Gilded Age is a sumptuous period drama set predominantly in New York City, with filming locations all over the east coast. 

The Gilded Age was created, produced and written by Julian Fellowes, who created the smash British hit Downton Abbey, so you’ll recognize some similarities — the drama between “upstairs and downstairs” and plucky outsiders breaking into societies unwilling to change. Read the full article here.