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From Grit to Hip, a Williamsburg Walking Tour

Photograph by Sofia Andrade A. Cirino

Uncover Williamsburg’s layers of history and its evolution from a gritty industrial area, to a counterculture haven, and finally to the hip Mecca it became today.

From Grit to Hip, a Williamsburg Walking Tour

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Discover how Williamsburg was originally created as a real estate development to attract wealthy Manhattanites and …

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Food Tour of the Historic Essex Street Market

Photo by Christina Han Photography

Essex Street Market Food & History Tour

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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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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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Walking Tour of New York Art Deco Architecture (Part II): Central Park West

  
The Eldorado. Image via Wikimedia: Diego Silvestre 

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 …

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