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Tour of the New Domino Park in Williamsburg

New Domino Park with Domino Refinery in behind. Photo by Daniel Levin

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Visit Grand Ferry Park and learn about the ferries that once connected Brooklyn to Manhattan before the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge
Stroll along Domino Park’s elevated walkway
Learn the history of the Domino Sugar Factory building and the sugar refining process
See leftover …

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Food Tour of the Historic Essex Street Market

Photo by Christina Han Photography

Essex Street Market Food & History Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Discover the site of the Lower East Side’s once-bustling pushcart market which led to the creation of Essex Street Market
Learn about the Pushcart War and Jewish gangsters (the “Kosher Nostra”) who preyed on the peddlers
Taste delicious dishes from a very culturally diverse …

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Tour the Remnants of the World’s Fairs at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Image via Matthew Silva, from A Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion

Tour the Remnants of the World’s Fairs at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Discover the hidden-in-plain-sight remnants of the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World’s Fairs with playwright and Untapped Cities tour guide, Justin Rivers
Visit the monument to a 5000-year time capsule
View the original guidebooks from …

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Special Access Tour of the Woolworth Building

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Special Access inside the Woolworth Building, which is normally off-limits to the public
Learn about the history of the building, how it was created and has been restored over the years
Visit the spectacular “cathedral-esque” lobby and mezzanine of the building, nicknamed the “Cathedral of Commerce”
Explore the cellar level where you will see an abandoned bank vault and …

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Washington Square Park Secrets: an Untapped Cities Scavenger Hunt

Image via Wikimedia: Joe Mabel

It’s long been the mission of Untapped Cities to help even the most seasoned New York rediscover their city. In keeping to this goal, we’re extending beyond our web magazine and bringing the secrets of New York City alive for a free, one-day event, Fair Rows: 10 Secrets of …

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Architecture / Arts & Culture

Tour of the Historic Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio, New York Studio School, NY. Photo by Lexi Campbell.

Located in the heart of the Greenwich Village Historic District, the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio has served American artists for well over a century — and now, it’s finally opening its doors to Untapped Cities. Join us on a special tour on September 15th at …

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