Obscura Society NY: Urban Passageways - Explore the Tunnels and Atriums of Midtown Manhattan - Atlas Obscura
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Obscura Society NY: Urban Passageways - Explore the Tunnels and Atriums of Midtown Manhattan

Delve into New York City history as we tour the labyrinth of tunnels, atriums, corridors and arcades that interlace the streets of Midtown Manhattan

Midtown contains an extensive network of indoor passageways that the majority of New Yorkers regularly pass by, completely unaware of.

Friday, December 12, join the New York Obscura Society and history buff Robert Amell for an insider's tour of the tunnels, pathways and hidden gems of central Manhattan. From stunning, Art Deco underground corridors to the massive Lichtenstein mural hung on the wall of a corporate lobby, Amell will be sharing the impressive array of art, architecture and history waiting to be found beneath the chaos of one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods - you just have to know where to look.

Discover hidden oases within the heart of Manhattan, the city's most luxurious, best kept secret public restrooms and the routes and passageways to move through Midtown during the most torrential of downpours without ever getting wet. Even the most seasoned New Yorker will learn something new.

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DETAILS:
Friday, December 12; 11am-12:30pm
Tickets: $20
Meet up will be within the former IBM Headquarters/Niketown Atrium, located on the northwest corner of Madison Avenue and 56th Street.
The tour will begin promptly at 11am; please arrive on time!