This week, join Untapped New York as we venture below the streets to explore Brooklyn’s subway system, eat our way through the famous ethnic enclaves of Lower Manhattan, sip on espresso at Manhattan’s oldest coffee shop, and so much more. Discover all of the ways you can find adventure in New York City over the next seven days!
Brooklyn Subway Tour
As an Untapped New York Insider, you have access to even more eye-opening experiences! This June, Insiders will step inside the stunning Gould Memorial Library, enjoy food samples from the Brooklyn Night Market, venture to the abandoned Civil War-era structures at Fort Totten Park, and more! These experiences are members-only events. Plus, Insiders get $5 off Untapped New York’s public walking tours. Become an Insider today and get your first month free with code JOINUS!
June 9th – Secrets of Rockefeller Center
Step inside a building lobby bathed in glistening gold, see a model airplane made by luxury jewelry brand Cartier, decode the hidden symbols in the sculptures of Rockefeller Center, and uncover more hidden gems of the famous Art Deco landmarks on this expert led tour! Untapped New York’s Secrets of Rockefeller Center tours are offered every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
June 10th – A Taste of New York: Food Tour of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Lower East Side
Continue to indulge in the foods of NYC on an expert-led tour of NYC’s famous ethnic enclaves. As you walk through these well know neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan, you’ll discover little-known stories and architectural gems. Your guide, longtime Lower East Side resident Richard Soden, will take you to food establishments with the most delicious Chinese, Italian, and Jewish delicacies.
June 10th – Greenwich Village Coffee Tour and Tasting
Get your caffeine fix while exploring the birthplace of NYC’s coffee industry! You’ll get to sip on a cappuccino from the city’s oldest cafe, munch on chocolate-covered coffee beans, see Manhattan’s first espresso machine, and more!
Do you have photos from an Untapped New York tour? Send them to us at [email protected] and you may be featured on our website or social media channels! You can also tag us @untappedny on Instagram. See the list below for all our upcoming experiences in June!
June 10th – Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital
On this tour led by a Save Ellis Island docent, you’ll don a hard hat and enter the abandoned hospital complex on the island’s south side. Once the standard for United States medical care, the facility was later transformed into a US Coast Guard base and an FBI detention center. This exclusive behind-the-scenes tour will take you into areas usually off limits to the public including the laundry building, contagious disease wards, autopsy room, and more! As you explore, you will see larger-than-life images of immigrants pasted on the walls, part of artist JR’s exhibition, “Unframed- Ellis Island.” This tour is offered every Saturday and select Sundays.
June 11th – Brooklyn Underground Subway Tour
Peek into abandoned stations as you travel through the Brooklyn subway system on this underground tour! On this tour, you’ll see where Michael Jackson shot his iconic music video for Bad (and practice your moonwalk if you want!), see the design of Brooklyn’s oldest subway station, visit the highest rapid transit station in the world, and more!
June 11th – Victorian Mansions of Flatbush
Stroll alongside the stunning Victorian mansions of Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood! As you walk the charming tree-lined streets, you’ll see a private tennis club from 1889, visit small historic districts, and learn why these magnificent homes constructed by 19th-century developers broke away from the Brooklyn brownstone mold.
June 12th – Underground Subway Tour
Find hidden art below ground, ride through the very first subway station that opened in 1904, and discover things you never knew about NYC’s labyrinthine transit system! On this tour, you’ll use the subway as your own personal Time Machine as you trace the evolution of the system from its earliest days to the present. This tour is offered every Monday through Saturday!
June 13th – Tour the Gould Memorial Library
The Gould Memorial Library on the campus of Bronx Community College is considered a masterpiece of noted 19th-century architect Stanford White. On this Insiders-exclusive tour led by White’s great-grandson, architect Samuel White, you’ll step inside the awe-inspiring rotunda to admire the building’s soaring skylight, Tiffany stained glass, towering columns, and ingenious design. You’ll also head outside to walk through the Hall of Great Americans where busts of famous figures from history reside. This tour is free for Untapped New York Insiders!
June 14th – Secrets of Grand Central Terminal
Visit hidden tennis courts, spot a design flaw in the iconic main atrium space, find out where there’s a secret staircase, and uncover more secrets of NYC’s historic train terminal on this expert-led tour! You’ll trace the evolution of the station from its construction and golden age through its near demolition. This guided walking tour is offered every day of the week. If you’re an Untapped New York Insider, you can get $5 off our public walking tours!
June 14th – Burning Gotham Walking Tour of 1830s NYC
The Great Fire of 1835 was a momentous occasion that reshaped Lower Manhattan. On this walking tour led by Burning Gotham creator James Scully, you’ll revisit 1830s NYC to uncover sites and stories surrounding the tragic event. Scully will share how these true stories inspired the characters and events of his radio drama, Burning Gotham. This event is free for Untapped New York Insiders!
Next, check out all of the Untapped New York Events Happening This June!