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Officially releasing on July 15th, the book Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide is written and photographed by Untapped Cities founder Michelle Young and co-founder Augustin Pasquet. To celebrate, we’ll be hosting a launch party for the book on Thursday, July 13th at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., one of the 100+ amazing places in this book.

The party is produced in partnership with the website Brokelyn and will feature a presentation by Michelle and Augustin about their favorite spots and the process of making this book. Refreshments will be served and there will be opportunity to purchase books, get them autographed and meet the authors.

Entry is free, but RSVP is required:

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Can’t make the event? Purchase the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2tVS4r9

Here’s a little preview of what’s inside:

Discover secret museums, go on an urban safari for wild parrots, locate a landmarked tree, enter the oldest building in New York City, watch a performance of robots in a church, stand tall next to hobbit doors on an otherwise normal residential street, learn how to breathe fire, swallow swords, hammer a nail into your skull and charm a snake, touch the oldest subway tunnel in the world and the world’s smallest Torah, forage for food in Prospect Park, taste wine atop the world’s first commercial rooftop vineyard, step inside a grocery store frozen in 1939, take in a basketball game inside a historic movie theater.

Brooklyn offers countless opportunities to step off the beaten path and is home to any number of well-hidden treasures that are revealed only to residents and travelers who are ready to explore. Secret Brooklyn An Unusual Guide is an indispensable guide for those who think they already know Brooklyn or would like to discover its hidden places, taking you far from the crowds and the usual clichés.

 Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guid

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Historical Lantern-Light Tour of St. Paul’s Chapel & Churchyard

October 27 and 28
6pm, 7pm, and 8pm
St. Paul’s Chapel
Broadway and Fulton Street

Note: Reservations for this event are no longer being accepted.

Come explore the oldest church building in Manhattan and churchyard containing the final resting place of Revolutionary War heroes, early New York citizens, and a few interesting characters. The graves tell the story of the city from colonial times onward.

Highlights include: John Bailey, who made George Washington’s battle sword; Elizabeth Franklin, Ben Franklin’s daughter-in-law; actor George Frederick Cooke (but not his head); a pair of Irish freedom fighters, McNevin and Emmett. You’ll also hear about the New York you no longer see in the churchyard, including the St. Paul’s Chapel Girls’ School and an early firehouse.

St. Paul’s Chapel has recently undergone an extensive restoration, bringing it closer to its original look, and has reopened in time to celebrate its 250th anniversary. This lantern-lit tour of the church and grounds will be followed by refreshments.

RSVP required. Please use the form below. MAX 30 people registered in each time slot per day. You will receive an email confirming your registration within 24 hours. Please arrive fifteen minutes early for your scheduled tour.



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Join LES’s Most Famous Bars & Essex Street Market For A Discussion, Along With Tastings
120 Essex Street |
6:30PM – 8:00PM

The Lower East Side has undergone so much change in the last decade, and is arguably the only neighborhood in Manhattan where Jewish fabric stores and mom-and-pop shops stand next to trendy boutiques, hair salons, and hotel bars. Join Essex Street Market and proprietors of the neighborhood’s most famous bars and clubs, such as Max Fish, Lucky Jack’s and Hair of the Dog, for a discussion of the changing retail landscape. The discussion starts at 7pm, but come early for the reception at 6:30pm with complimentary tastings and drinks.

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Shown at Spectacle

124 South 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY, 11249

Admission price: $5

TUESDAY, JULY 26 – 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM

Dir. Nelson Sullivan, 2001
Curated by Steve Lafreniere and Dick Richards
USA, 300 minutes.

MONDAY, JULY 18 – 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM
TUESDAY, JULY 26 – 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: in keeping with the original intent of the footage, the screening is 5 hours long with admittance throughout its runtime. $5 will get you entry to the entire 5 hours; we’ve listed two screening times to indicate this program runs all night.


Last presented in 2001 at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise gallery in the Meatpacking District, Steve Lafreniere’s exhibition of Nelson Sullivan’s video work paints a remarkable portrait of downtown New York in the 1980’s.

Reviewing hundreds of hours of Sullivan’s recorded work, co-curated by Sullivan’s friend and colleague Dick Richards, Lafreniere’s presentation distills nearly a decade of downtown life into five hours, broken into five hour-long acts. In their original presentation, each act was presented sequentially, with a different hour presented each day, for a five day period.

Prior to his sudden death, Sullivan was located at the center of the 80’s downtown queer arts community, creatively documenting the entertainment, personalities, and places commonly recognized today.

Nelson Sullivan Video Collection courtesy of Dick Richards, Robert Coddington and David Goldman, Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.…

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Traditions Festival will showcase early American crafts as well as those from a range of cultures. Activities include traditional cooking, live music, and crafts such as broom-making, blacksmithing, spinning, basket weaving, doll making, calligraphy, sculpture, and more! (Demonstrations may be subject to change.)

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.


King Manor Museum in Rufus King Park

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King Manor Museum

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The Bowery Boys’ The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York: An Unconventional Exploration of Manhattan’s Historic Neighborhoods, Secret Spots and Colorful Characters Book Talk
Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 pm at MCNY

As new skyscrapers shoot up throughout the city, there are still countless nooks and crannies that hide the ghosts of New York’s past. For those that know where to find them, these physical remnants of old New York lurk everywhere from the High Line to upper Manhattan’s craggy cliffs. Greg Young and Tom Meyers, the historians behind the wildly successful Bowery Boys podcast, explore these places in their first-ever book, Adventures in Old New York: An unconventional exploration of Manhattan’s historic neighborhoods, secret spots, and colorful characters. With curator Donald Albrecht as moderator, learn secrets about places you’ve never been and places you’ve always known through tales from the city’s past as a Dutch colony, Gilded Age metropolis, and Prohibition-era mafia war zone.

Greg Young and Tom Meyers, co-founders of the Bowery Boys podcast and BoweryBoysHistory.com
Donald Albrecht (moderator), Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York

Reception and book signing to follow!

This program delves into the themes of last year’s popular exhibition, Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.


Free for Museum members; $16 for adults; $12 for seniors and students


Attention, Members: To receive your discount, click on the “Register” button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

For a user’s guide on checking out through our online ticketing system, click here.


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Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.
Candlelight Ghost Tour
of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House” (The New York Times)

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. “#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York, 2015)
50 minutes. $25, $15 Members.
Click here for tickets.
Upcoming Ghost Tours: June 17.

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2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Thursday (open until 8 p.m.)
2 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday (groups by appointment)

Explore Manhattan’s “best-preserved” (The New York Times) 19th-century home and learn about the domestic life of a prosperous merchant family and their four Irish servants from 1835 to 1865, as New York City transformed from seaport to thriving metropolis. You’ll visit four floors of this Federal and Greek Revival style row house virtually complete with the family’s original furnishings and decorative arts.

The tour concludes in the 4th-floor Servants’ Quarters, “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in Manhattan,” according to Time Out New York. You are invited to come climb the narrow staircase and see where the wealthy Tredwell family’s staff of four domestic servants lived and did some of their work.

Included with regular admission. (Admission is always FREE for Members)
Reservations not required for groups of fewer than 10 people.
If your group has more than 10 people, please contact us about scheduling a Group Program.

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July 10 (and Second Sunday of the Month: August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos — and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his ‘right makes might’ speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.
$10, FREE for Members.

NOTE: Tours are one hour and begin promptly.
Limited to 20 people (first come, first served). No reservations.
Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.…

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