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Our current community is more than 50,000 members strong and includes everyone from recent NYC transplants to lifelong residents. Whatever borough you’re from (or city or country, for that matter), we’ll make it easy for you to take full advantage of the unique places and great people this city has to offer.
Outside of New York Adventure Club, Corey's hobbies include photography, Fu-Jow Pai (Tiger Claw) martial arts, fitness and nutrition, singing/songwriting/piano, and playing ice hockey.
When Corey moved to New York in late 2011, he fell into the dreaded “Manhattan Bubble” that so many new transplants do — that is, a world that revolved only around work, bars, and the occasional weekend brunches. In such an overwhelming city, it's far easier to stay in your comfort zone and stick with the places and friends that you're familiar with. It wasn’t until a full year later that Corey realized two troubling facts about himself — first, he was an extremely boring person; second, he lived in the greatest city in the world, but knew nothing about it. Every Monday at the office water cooler showcased this monotony, as his response to how his weekend went rotated between “Nothing much,” “It was good,” or the worst: “I relaxed.” To change the status quo, he made a self pact to explore a new neighborhood or community in New York City every single weekend. After two years and over a thousand visited locations in and around the five boroughs, Corey decided to create a Facebook group on December 16th, 2013 (his 25th birthday) to make it easier for his less adventurous friends to escape the "Manhattan Bubble." That group, originally called “New York Adventure Club for Non-Boring People," was simply a curated weekend newsletter meant to encourage his friends to do something interesting, anything for that matter, before Monday rolled around. The group name was shortened to "New York Adventure Club" after Corey realized that this community was not just for non-boring people, but also boring people who wanted to be less boring. After several months, it was clear that the weekly newsletter wasn't quite turning Corey's friends into diehard explorers, or even casual ones for that matter. As a last ditch effort, he decided to book a handful of tours at interesting locations around New York City with the hopes that if he did all of the work, his friends might actually show up. If this didn't work, Corey would discontinue the events and just use the Facebook page as a photo archive to look back at in future years. At around the same time, Corey was writing content for Untapped Cities, a blog that unearths New York City’s most unique and surprising places, stories, and events. He decided to write about the history of one of his upcoming tour locations and put a line at the end to RSVP for tickets through the Facebook page. Expecting nothing much to come of it, he didn't even bother creating a ticket page, and simply asked his friends to pay him cash at the event. It was a Friday morning at his full-time job when the article broke on Untapped Cities — within the first hour, over 100 strangers joined the group pleading for a ticket, who were shocked that they hadn't heard of New York Adventure Club before. This sudden influx of adventurers was the catalyst to build New York Adventure Club into both a community for local adventurers, and an organization that curates memorable and fulfilling experiences to help locals and visitors get the most out of New York City.
-Luyba Z., Yelp