Secrets of NY Podcast: Manhole Covers

Secrets of New York: Manhole Covers

Dive into the history of manhole covers in NYC, a fan-selected topic for the second episode of Secrets New York!

  • Discover manhole covers that are literally works art
  • Find out which manhole covers are the oldest in NYC
  • See a clip from the documentary Cast in India 

About the event:

Join us for the next episode launch of Secrets of New Yorkall about manhole covers. This topic is brought to you by popular demand, voted on by you in our podcast launch party! Michelle Young, host of Secrets of New York and the founder of Untapped New York, will be in conversation with Justin Rivers, Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer about the most interesting things they uncovered while putting together the episode. Michelle will also share imagery that will illustrate the places discussed in the episode, including the oldest manhole covers in New York City, a clip of the documentary Cast in India, and more.

About Michelle Young:

Michelle is the founder of Untapped New York and host of the Secrets of New York podcast. She is the author of Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide, New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants, and Broadway. She is a graduate of Harvard College in the History of Art and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture.

About Justin Rivers:

Justin Rivers is Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer. He is a writer and interpretive historian whose work focuses on inspiring empowerment through storytelling in non-traditional settings. As a playwright, tour guide, and educator, his work is designed to help New Yorkers contextualize and rediscover their city by exploring the past, present, and future of its diverse infrastructure.

Justin’s Off Broadway play, The Eternal Space explored an unlikely friendship that arose from Penn Station’s demolition and enjoyed a successful six-week run at Theatre Row Studios in 2015. He is author and co-collaborator of The Wonder City, a graphic novel that re-imagines the history of New York City. He is also Founding Director of The Character Connection Initiative, a non-profit organization that brings character education and mindfulness practices to inner-city middle school students and teachers throughout the NYC metro area.

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