Join writer, editor, teacher, tour guide, and Untapped Cities Insider Marie Carter for a walking tour of Manhattan’s Financial District based on her soon to be released novel “Holly’s Hurricane.” On this tour designed especially for Insiders, you will cover hundreds of years of history in one hour while visiting various sites in Lower Manhattan. Along the way, you will hear excerpts from Carter’s new novel and have the chance to ask questions and discuss the topics raised with the author.

Holly’s Hurricane” is a novel set in the year 2040, right after Hurricane Diana wreaks havoc on New York City. Holly Williams, an architect and immigrant from England flees to her home country, staying with her ailing stepdad in Boston, England. Her mother, who has Alzheimer’s is living in a nursing home nearby. Holly’s purpose in life, it seems, has been to design factories and offices for robotics companies while overseeing the demolition of historic New York buildings. While seeking refuge from the hurricane that has destroyed New York City to the point that is barely recognizable, Holly begins to have strange hallucinations in which a mysterious stranger guides her through some of the city’s forgotten and dramatic past.


  • Stop at Fraunces Tavern and learn how Hurricane Sandy, working in the Woolworth Building, and listening to the Bowery Boys inspired “Holly’s Hurricane”
  • Learn about the real-life effects of Hurricane Sandy on Lower Manhattan
  • Discover the remnants of General Lovelace Tavern, a colonial structure
  • See Federal Hall and hear excerpts from the novel
  • Visit Bowling Green and Stone Street
  • Find out how the history of the book’s setting in Boston, England intersects with histories of New York City

DATE: Friday, November 2nd from 4:00PM to 5:00PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 30 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Friday, October 19th, at 12 PM EST

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 10/19 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 10/19 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

Author Marie Carter, Photograph by Colin A. R. Pearce

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