Ride through the very first subway stations opened in NYC, revisit the scene of a pivotal Revolutionary battle, uncover remnants of two World’s Fairs, and find more things to do this week in NYC! Don’t forget, Untapped New York Insiders get $5 off any Untapped New York public walking tours, plus access to member-exclusive in-person and virtual events.
Abandoned Hospital Hard Hat Tour
Wednesday, September 27th – Livestreamed Tour of the Secrets of Washington Square Park
Join Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer Justin Rivers as he takes you along on a stroll through the park! In this virtual experience, you’ll see one of NYC’s oldest trees – reputedly used for hangings – learn about the iconic fountain at the center of the park and the forgotten brook beneath it, and more secrets!
Thursday, September 27th – Explore the Untapped Side of Central Park
Join one of our brand-new Rediscover Your City tours! This tour series is designed specifically for local New Yorkers to show you a side of NYC you never knew existed. Uncover a hidden navigational system using the park’s lampposts, see a hidden artifact with a closely guarded location, and uncover more hidden gems!
Friday, September 28th – Explore the Hidden Gems of Grand Central Terminal
Peer into hidden tennis courts, find out what’s hiding beneath the iconic clock at the center of the main concourse, locate remnants of a lost movie theater, visit an office-turned-speakeasy, and uncover more secrets of this historic train terminal!
Saturday, September 30th – Track Down Remnants of NYC’s World’s Fairs
Hunt for souvenirs left over from the 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs in Flushing Meadows Corona Park! As you explore the park, you’ll stop by one of NYC’s oldest man-made objects, walk around mid-century ruins, traverse a radial street grid with street names that fit the theme of the fairs, and so much more!
Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st – Wander the Abandoned Halls of Ellis Island’s Hospital Complex
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 off-limits to the public, like the former autopsy room, laundry room, and contagious disease wards.
Sunday, October 1st – Walk the Battle of Harlem Heights
Trace the footsteps of America’s founding fathers at the site of one of the most pivotal Revolutionary Battles fought in NYC. As you roam the hills of Hamilton and Morningside Heights, your expert guide will recount the tumultuous events and bloody conflicts that led to this day of head-to-head fighting in September 1776, and reveal other historic sites on the two Heights including Hamilton Grange, City College, Columbia University and Grant’s Tomb. This tour is open to Untapped New York Insiders.
Monday, October 2nd – Explore the Early Days of the NYC Subway System
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. This tour runs every day, Monday through Saturday!
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