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Untold Stories of 9/11 Walking Tour

The attacks of September 11, 2001 were a seminal event, forever changing New Yorkers and their city. While most of us are familiar with the basic elements of that day, there are fascinating facts and stories that are seldom told. On this walking tour, we’ll uncover lesser-known aspects of the tragedy. Discover the roots of the …

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Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour

Belvedere Castle. Image via Stig Nygaard

Did you know that Central Park was once the site of a former African-American village? Or that it was previously home to an infamous casino, where alcohol flowed throughout the Prohibition? For almost 160 years, Central Park has been the green heart of the city, serving as a pastoral …

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Art in the NYC Subway Walking Tour

The New York City subway system is the largest in the world and with hundreds of art installations scattered throughout its 430 stations, it’s also one of the world’s largest public art galleries. Join Untapped Cities tour guide Justin Rivers as he takes you on an in-depth tour of the subway art tapestry, and weaved …

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The Secrets of The Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

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Beyond the Brooklyn Bridge’s stately exterior lies an epic origin story. Now over 130 years old, the granite and limestone structure has dazzled both tourists and residents alike. On our newest tour, author, playwright and Untapped Cities’ tour guide Justin Rivers will not only unpack the history behind the Brooklyn Bridge, …

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Walking Tour of New York Art Deco Architecture

Image via Flickr: Anthony Quintano

New York is defined by its Art Deco buildings, which has transformed the city into the thriving metropolis that stands today. In celebration of the city’s architectural legacy, Untapped Cities is partnering with Anthony W. Robins, New York’s best-known Art Deco guide, for a special walking tour that will bring …

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Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital

The abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex—once the standard for United States medical care (and later transformed to the FBI headquarters when the island served as a detention center)—has been left to decay for nearly 60 years. Now, Untapped Cities is bringing you behind-the-scenes for an unique exploration of the abandoned facility; on this experience, you’ll …

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Queensway, the Abandoned Rail Line in Forest Park

Abandoned for half a century, the old Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Railroad is full of potential, yet surrounded by debate. Although currently in a raw, undeveloped state, the line may eventually be transformed into the QueensWay, a public park that has been called “a more neighborhood-oriented version of Manhattan’s High Line.” Here at Untapped …

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Modern Art Foundry Behind-the-Scenes Tour

What if we told you that within our city lives the beating heart of the art of sculpting? The roots of some of the most recognizable works of art –from the Alice In Wonderland sculpture in Central Park to the Fiorello LaGuardia statue in LaGuardia Place – are actually hidden in plain sight in …

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Secrets of the Eldridge St Synagogue After Hours Tour

Constructed in 1887, the majestic Eldridge Street Synagogue has been a staple institution in the Lower East Side for 128 years. At Untapped Cities, we’ve learned that any New York City landmark that has been around for over a decade is bound to be filled with plenty of secrets. For example, did you know that …

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Public Art Walking Tour in Lower Manhattan

Join us on this walking tour in lower Manhattan, considered by many as an “open-air gallery”, and discover masterpieces by famed artists like Daniel Chester French, Keith Haring, Isamu Noguchi and many more!

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400 Years of History in 1 Mile Walking Tour

On this walking tour in NYC you will follow the footsteps of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, revel in beautiful architecture across four centuries, hear stories of heroes and rogues that have shaped our history as a country and as a city

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