Uncover a forgotten work by Andy Warhol, locate remnants of a lost movie theater in Grand Central, discover the untapped side of Central Park, and explore more of NYC on an Untapped New York tour this week led by one of our expert, licensed tour guides! This Sunday, don’t miss our monthly World’s Fair tour where you’ll seek out relics of the 1939 and 1964 fairs in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Uncover one of the oldest man-made objects in NYC, the former home of the United Nations, a time capsul buried beneath the park, and more surprising souvenirs on this tour!
Remnants of the World’s Fairs Tour
Thursday, August 24th – See Remnants of a Lost Movie Theater Inside Grand Central Terminal
Uncover a side of Grand Central you never knew existed on our expert-led tour of the historic train terminal! Daily commuters and tourists alike will be surprised by the secrets revealed like the remnants of a lost movie theater, hidden tennis courts, an office-turned-speakeasy, and more. This tour runs every day of the week.
Friday, August 25th – Ride Through NYC’s First Subway Station, Now Abandoned
Use a subway car as your own personal time machine as you travel through abandoned stations and trace the evolution of the transit system from its earliest days to the present. Along the way, uncover hidden art installations. forgotten passageways, and quirky historical anecdotes.
Friday, August 25th – Go Behind-the-Scenes at Coney Island Brewery
Enjoy a summer day at Coney Island as you join Untapped New York’s Cheif Experience Officer Justin Rivers for a short walk along the boardwalk. After this brief tour of Coney Island’s secrets, you’ll cool of inside the Coney Island Brewery. There, you’ll learn about the beer making process and sample some of the fresh brews! This tour is $15 for Untapped New York Insiders! Not an INsider yet? Become a member today and get your first month free with code JOINUS
Saturday, August 26th – Take Stunning Photos of an Abandoned Brewery in Brooklyn
Gain exclusive access inside the soon to be renovated William Ulmer Brewery in Bushwick on a 4-hour photo tour! Guests on this experience will be among the last people to see this landmarked, 19th-century building in its raw and dormant state before it’s transformed by DXA Studios into housing and retail. Professional photographer Andrea Phox will be on hand to demonstrate photography techniques like panoramic photography, infrared, macro, and more! Venture into the 150-year old beer vaults below ground and capture city views from the roof. Availability is limited!
Saturday, August 26th – See Ghostly Images Images Inside an Abandoned Hospital on Ellis Island
Put on a hard hat and venture into the abandoned structures on the lesser-traveled south side of Ellis Island. These 29-buildings once operated as a hospital for those passing through the immigration station. In later years, it served as a Coast Guard base and FBI detention center. Led by a docent from Save Ellis Island, you’ll explore space usually oft-limits to the public, like the former autopsy room, laundry room, and contagious disease wards.
Sunday, August 27th – See a Forgotten Work by Andy Warhol, a Remant of the World’s Fair
Travel through Flushing Meadows Corona Park and spot the remnants of NYC’s two World’s Fairs from 1939-40 and 1964-65! In the park, you’ll find one of the oldest man-made objects in NYC, abandoned mid-century architecture, and learn about the controversial works Warhol created for the festivities.
Sunday, August 27th – Visit a Hidden Bookstore Inside a Gilded Age Mansion
Tucked away inside an Italian Renaissance mansion designed by Stanford White is a bookstore that sells French and English tomes. The former home of William Payne Whitney and Helen Julia Hay now houses the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and is one of the stops on this stroll along 5th Avenue. On this tour, you’ll see some of the most magnificent homes of the Gilded Age and learn abou the scandals that happened inside!
Thursday, August 31st – Find a Secret Relic of NYC’s Early Development Hidden in Central Park
See the untapped side Central Park on a brand new tour designed specifically for local New Yorkers! As you enjoy the natural scenery, discover a handy way to navigate the park using its lampposts, walk through an often-overlooked cathedral of trees, see the first public art commission given to a woman in New York City and so much more!
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