I'd like to visit some of NYC's projects, such as, say, those in Brooklyn, Bronx or Queens. Right now the one I have in mind is Queensbridge, being the largest in the USA and also immortalised by Nas in Illmatic.
Does it make a sense from a tourist perspective? Is it safe? I doubt anyone organises tours, but I guess what I'm looking for is a more genuine experience of the city and a glimpse into the lives of ordinary, working-class New Yorkers. And anything to do with the origins of hip-hop.
And if possible, I'd like to do the all of above in the least touristy and intrusive way.