The newest episode of the Untapped New York Podcast is out! Discover a dozen of the most interesting places in the Bronx, from the book The Bronx Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide by William Helmreich, who walked every street in New York City’s five boroughs. That’s more than 6,000 miles! The book was published posthumously, as Helmreich sadly passed away from COVID in 2020. His wife, Helaine, who walked much of the city with William had the book published after his death and joins us for this fascinating conversation!
The first book in the series, The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City. was a critically acclaimed look at every corner of New York City from a sociological angle, uncovering little-known businesses, overlooked artworks, and colorful New York characters. Helmreich does the same with the Bronx and in this podcast episode, you will discover unique murals that address the history of the borough and its ongoing challenge with neighborhood change and little-known architectural gems. Helaine also shares her most memorable moment exploring the Bronx with William. Take a listen to discover these places for yourself and order a copy of The Bronx Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide!
Here’s a preview of some of the places in the book!