Our guide was very informative with lots of stories about a New York icon. Worth spending the afternoon doing.Stephanie4/03/2021
Going Dutch Around Lower Manhattan Good morning! A tip of the beaver pelt hat to Ms. Mandy Edgecombe and her extraordinary breadth and wealth of knowledge about historic Dutch New York and its progenitors. Her enthusiasm for her subject was, dare I say, contagious, with a healthy dose of good-natured humor. She was evidently and easily comfortable working with the vast age disparity in our assemblage, from the NYC 4th grader and his family viewing first-hand his current virtual social studies curriculum, to our own elder Dutch Masters-styled foursome. Although the edifices of that period no longer exist, and the only structural remnants of those days are the in-ground cisterns and the pieces of the wall from the old fortifications in the South Ferry subway station, she vividly resuscitated the muck & mercantile lifestyle that dominated that period of our city's history. Thank you for making her available to us, and we look forward to more of Ms. Mandy. Well worth the wampum.
Richard A. BensonrichardbT1949FN3/17/2021
Excellent, fun and interesting!!!! The tour was just fantastic!! Justin was extremely knowledgeable and informative. He was patient with all the questions our group had!! I learned so much and really had such a good time. I cannot wait to go on another Untapped tour!! I will definitely be scheduling more tours for sure.dinat3182/15/2021
Fantastic NY Walking Tour I took the Penn Station tour. Tour guide Justin has deep knowledge of the history of the Station, back story, personalities, architecture. I've been in this station hundreds of times in the past 40 years and never "saw" the structures he showed us. He's personable and helpful and made this a "perfect 10" experienceKay C2/15/2021
Absolutely awesome! Took the Secrets of GCT tour with Justin this weekend and have done a private Subway tour with Justin in the past. Both were AMAZING. The tours are well planned out and chock full of interesting information. Justin is enthusiastic, very knowledgable and comes with visual aids/pictures including photos he has taken himself that really amplify the experience. You know you are learning from someone who has a passion for the secrets and history of NYC. Justin is approachable and makes sure everyone has a great experience. He texts prior to the tour to make sure you are appropriately prepared to get the most out of the tour and comes prepared with sanitized earpieces to ensure that everyone can hear him despite the loudest of subway trains or train announcements. Will definitely be taking more Untapped tours in the future and would not hesitate to recommend this group to anyone!!gkweston2/08/2021
One of the best NYC tours (especially for NYC natives) This was the best local NYC tour I'd been on in years (and I live in NYC). The tour should really be called "The History and Secrets of the NYC Subway." I thought Justin was great -- he knows so much, but he didn't overwhelm you -- he knew exactly how much information to give and truly the most interesting stuff. At two hours, it was just perfect. All I kept thinking was -- I can't wait to show off my new subway knowledge to my friends and kids. It was 100% cool.PlasticMoonRain2/08/2021
“This was a great way to spend a Saturday and get to know NYC better - highly recommend for locals and tourists alike. Also a great COVID activity since Grand Central is quiet, it really gives you the space and opportunity to get some great photos and soak it in without commotion around you. Justin is a great storyteller and has really done his research on the history - highly recommend!”Cassandra Stockall1/31/2021
This was a great way to spend a Saturday and get to know NYC better - highly recommend for locals and tourists alike. Also a great COVID activity since Grand Central is quiet, it really gives you the space and opportunity to get some great photos and soak it in without commotion around you. Justin is a great storyteller and has really done his research on the history - highly recommend!Cassandra1/30/2021
Lots of fun John was a great tour guide. Even though we’ve lived all our lives in NY, we all learned some interesting facts about Grand Central. He kept us all engaged and we really had a wonderful time. Thank you John!miriamlichtman1/28/2021
Brilliant tour by a scholar and storyteller! Our guide, Mandy Edgecombe, is a scholar in New Amsterdam! Additionally, she was a good story teller and brought New Amsterdam to life showing how the original settlers way of life still influences Manhattan culture and mindset.
Also, Mandy took into consideration weather, ducking us in and out of secret hiding spots to make sure we were comfortable the entire time. What a treat!
I highly recommend!amberc2981/19/2021
Excellent Tour, Very Informative Excellent tour. Justin knows so much about the history of Penn Station, and shares his love (and sometimes dislike!) for the place with everyone. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in NYC and transit history, or just if you want to know a little more about the US's largest train hub.Stagetek1/11/2021
Great Tour! Great Host! Great Time! Too many highlights to list! It was a great tour and Justin is very knowledgeable and personable. The addition of the Moynihan Train Hall was a major plus.ChrisHiker551/11/2021
Excellent tour! Have already signed up for the Penn Station as a result of how well this tour went! Mandy did a great job of showing us the history and special parts of Grand Central! She was knowledgeable and, frankly, very entertaining! She made a very “dry” topic (my wife’s word) so interesting that my wife paid attention and enjoyed herself! The time flew!H5164UPthomasb12/28/2020