This week, join Untapped New York’s expert guides as we take you across the Brooklyn Bridge, to the delicious Jewish food vendors of the Lower East Side, down into the oldest Brooklyn subway stations, and more fascinating places!
Secrets of The Brooklyn Bridge
As an Untapped New York Insider, you have access to even more eye-opening experiences! This July, Insiders will enjoy food samples from the Bronx Night Market, join a hard hat tour of the Domino Sugar Refinery, and more! These experiences are members-only events. Insiders also save $5 off Untapped New York’s public walking tours. Become an Insider today and get your first month free with code JOINUS!
Thursday, July 20th – Hard Hat Tour of Domino Sugar Refinery
Be one of the first to step inside the newly constructed tower built within the historic brick wall of the former Domino Sugar refinery building in Brooklyn! After strolling through Domino Park and learning about the innovative new features of the building (such as its vertical garden), you’ll finish at the glass penthouse where you’ll take in 360-degree views of NYC’s skyline!
Friday, July 21st- Gilded Age Mansions of 5th Avenue Tour
Stroll along Millionaire’s Row and see the opulent homes of New York City’s Gilded Age. On this tour, you’ll admire the magnificent homes that still exist, and see historical images of those that have been lost to time while listening to stories of the scandals that took place inside. At the end of tour, you’ll step inside one of these dazzling buildings and visit a hidden bookstore!
Saturday, July 22nd – Filmed in Brooklyn Tour
Join Filmed in Brooklyn author Margo Donohue for a walk through the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace where she’ll reveal some of the locations used in iconic films of the past 100 years! From the mansions of The Age of Innocence to the streets of Dog Day Afternoon, find out where your favorite stars have filmed and where some of them live. This walking tour is open to Untapped New York Insiders! Get your first month free with code JOINUS
July 22nd – 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!
July 22nd – Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital Hard Hat Tour
Step inside off-limits spaces on a hard hat tour of Ellis Island‘s abandoned hospital, led by a Save Ellis Island docent. Once the standard for United States medical care, the facility was later transformed into a US Coast Guard base and an FBI detention center. 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.
Sunday, July 23rd – Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge
Walk across the span of New York City’s most famous bridge while you uncover its secrets! Learn about the hidden champagne vaults and Col War bunker that were found inside its anchorages, hear stories of the ill-fated family of engineers who designed the bridge, visit an abandoned park, see the location of America’s first White House, and more!
July 23rd – Secrets of the Lower East Side Tour and Tasting
Nibble on pickles, knishes, and candy as you walk the historic streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side! With a longtime resident as your guide, you’ll learn about a time when the LES was the most densely populated district in the world, uncover art galleries, event spaces, restaurants, and other establishments that were once synagogues, stop by important Jewish landmarks, and more.
Monday, July 24th – Secrets of Grand Central
Peek into hidden tennis courts, stop by a speakeasy, and uncover remnants of a lost movie theater inside the magnificent Grand Central Terminal! On this expert-led tour, visitors and commuters alike will discover something new about one of NYC’s most beloved landmarks. This tour is offered every day of the week!
Tuesday, July 25th – Underground Subway Tour
Venture deep below the streets of New York City to explore the subterranean transit system. Starting at the very beginning, you’ll trace the evolution of the subway from opening day to the present. Along the way, you’ll discover hidden symbols in subway art, ride through abandoned stations, and see a side of the subway you never knew about. This tour runs every Monday through Saturday!
Wednesday, July 26th – The Art of Grand Central Walking Tour
Uncover hidden art inside the historic Grand Central Terminal and learn more about new monumental pieces underground inside the recently opened Grand Central Madison! On this tour led by Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer Junst Ricers you’ll see stuning mosiacs by artists like Kiki Smith, Yayoi Kusama and more. You’ll also get to ride NYC’s longest escalator!
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