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Win Two Tickets to the 2017 Chelsea Music Festival in NYC

The Chelsea Music Festival returns to NYC from June 9th to the 17th. Join in on the festivities this year! We're raffling away two tickets for the …

Festivals

Party Inside Federal Hall and Celebrate Architecture with STOREFRONT Tomorrow

The landmarked Federal Hall on Wall Street will be host to the Storefront for Art and Architecture's 2017 spring party, ARTIFACT, tomorrow night.Read …

Architecture

Photos of Historic Childs Restaurant Building, Now Restored at Coney Island Boardwalk

As part of an $180 million investment by the De Blasio administration to drive economic activity in Coney Island, the Childs Building has now been …

Travel

10 Off-the-Beaten Path Ways to Spend Memorial Day Weekend 2017 in NYC

In observance of Memorial Day, we've rounded up a list of activities taking place throughout the city in honor of those who lost their lives while …

Memorial Day Weekend

Brooklyn Historical Society Opens Second Location in Empire Stores in DUMBO, Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) launches its satellite museum in DUMBO, Brooklyn, which officially opens to the public on May 19th. Take a look …

Brooklyn

50 Wave Sculptures Across NYC’s 5 Boroughs Are Installed in Public Art Trail this Weekend

In preparation for UN World Oceans Day, an art trail of 50 wave sculptures is being installed across NYC for the La Mer Wave Walk, by project 0.Read …

New Renderings Released for The Queensway, a Linear Park out of an Abandoned Rail Line

In another step forward for the Queensway, new renderings for the first phase of the linear park project by DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape …

Landscape Architecture

10 NYC Cathedrals With Hidden Secrets to Uncover

Explore the hidden secrets and quirky history of New York Citie's 10 iconic chapels. From pirate history to famous weddings, these cathedrals have …

Your Week Untapped: Top 10 NYC Events May 20th to May 26th

From scenic walks along New York City's waterfront to festivals celebrating food, there's plenty to do next week. Mark your calendars: here are our …

Statue of Liberty

The Wonder City Web Comic: Book 2, The Tovernboak – Installment #1

Book 2 of The Wonder City starts off with an action-packed installment WWII naval battle in the North Atlantic. Check it out!Read More

Comics

Nearly Two Centuries Old, Greenwich Village’s C.O. Bigelow is the Oldest Apothecary in America

We give you a sneak peek into the history of one of Greenwich Village's most iconic businesses, C.O. Bigelow, which features a neon sign on its …

West Village

Adorable Bronze Figures by Joy Brown Arrive on the Broadway Malls in NYC

For its 30th anniversary, The Broadway Mall Association commissioned the new installation, Joy Brown on Broadway, with NYC Parks & the Morrison …

Art

8 Winning Designs of NYC’s 35th Annual Awards of Excellence in Design

Since 1983, the Public Design Commission has recognized public projects for its Annual Awards for Excellence in Design, which takes place during …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Explore New York City’s 520 Miles of Waterfront With Guided Walks on May 20th

The NYC Department of City Planning is hosting NYC520 guided waterfront walks on May 20. Join an event to celebrate the diversity of the city's …

The Desk of George Washington Inside NYC City Hall’s Governor Room

One of the prized pieces in City Hall's Governor's Room is a desk from George Washington, who used it in Federal Hall, the first capitol building of …

George Washington

Upcoming Untapped Cities Tours this Week

Our behind-the-scenes tours this week include a visit to Rooftop Reds and favorites like our New Yorker Hotel Tour and our Underground Tour of the …

Grand Central Station

10 Places to See the Work of Jeff Koons In NYC, Past and Present

Seated Ballerina at Rockefeller Center is the latest of Jeff Koons' work in NYC, but he has many other pieces viewable today and installed in the …

Art

Win 2 VIP Tickets to NYC’s OutdoorFest Campout and Start your Summer Under the Stars

Ever wanted to go camping in NYC? We've partnered with Yelp and Paragon Sports to offer 2 VIP tickets the OutdoorFest Campout on June 3rd, 2017.Read …

Travel

Announcing the Return of Our Insider Tour of the American Irish Historical Society

Untapped Cities invites you on an exclusive historical tour of the American Irish Historical Society on Fifth Avenue in NYC. Rediscover your …

History

MTA Introduces Baby on Board Buttons for Expecting Mothers and Elderly, Disabled

The MTA has announced new "Baby on Board" buttons as part of a pilot for the Courtesy Counts campaign that can be worn by expecting mothers in the …

Pregnancy

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue Destroyed by Fire on the Lower East Side

The historic Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue, a city landmark on NYC's Lower East Side at 60–64 Norfolk Street has been destroyed by a fire.Read More

Manhattan

Documenting the Demolition of Harlem’s Historic Lenox Lounge, Now Gone

We are sad to report that the iconic Lenox Lounge in Harlem has been completely demolished as of today, despite attempts to revive the historic jazz …

Travel

The Top 10 Secrets of Saks Fifth Avenue in Midtown, NYC

Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship is a mecca for fashionistas and trendsetter. It occupies an entire city block and encompasses ten floors that are full …

Saks Fifth Avenue

Experience the Deconstruction of NYC’s Third Avenue Elevated Line at Transit Museum in Grand Central Terminal

Step into the past with this photographic exhibit of the deconstruction of the Third Avenue Elevated Line in NYC at the Transit Museum in Grand …

Grand Central Station

Jeff Koons’ 45-foot Inflated Seated Ballerina Takes On Rockefeller Center

A 45-foot inflatable Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons takes over Rockefeller Center, in a benefit for the International Center for Missing and …

Art

NYC Then & Now: Alfred Stieglitz’ Photograph “The Glow of Night” and the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue

Two images taken 120 years apart from the same spot in NYC, at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. What's the story behind the original by Alfred …

Apple Store

5 Places to Visit in NYC to Celebrate the Art of Magic

5 locations in NYC to celebrate the history and future of the art of magic, including shops, shows, and historical sites, misdirection, and …

Magic

Your Week Untapped: Top 10 NYC Events May 13th to May 19th

Mother's Day weekend kicks off with a slew of tours, a pop-up exhibit from our friends at New York Adventure Club and talks about the future of New …

Twin Peaks

Untapped Staff Reads: Melissa McCarthy As Sean Spicer Spotted Rolling Down 58th Street, the Modern Transformation of New York City

Here's what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today: Melissa McCarthy As Sean Spicer Spotted Rolling Down 58th Street, the Modern …

Melissa McCarthy

Burlesque Through the Ages in Philadelphia: May the Fourth be With You a Star Wars Burlesque Show

Discover how burlesque began, developed, and evolved in Philadelphia through the ages up until modern pop culture oriented burlesque with a splash of …

Jar Jar Binks