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Ai Weiwei’s Public Art Fence Installation Will Displace Washington Square Park’s Christmas Tree

<i>The Washington Square Park installation would feature a 16-ft-high opening in the outline of two embracing people. Rendering via Frahm & Frahm</i><p>We’ve …

Art

Visit the Attic of Green-wood Cemetery’s Victorian Gate House, Previously Unopened to the Public, in New Exhibition

If you find yourself strolling through Brooklyn’s most unique cemetery this fall, you might encounter some unexpected surprises: compositions of …

Architecture

The History of Tahawus: Once a Thriving Mining Community, Now an Adirondack Ghost Town

The term ghost town is typically associated with the Wild West, but tucked away in upstate’s Adirondack State Park is the former village of Tahawus, …

Ghost Towns

Aleksandr Razin Transforms Unused Realty in a New Exhibition in Brooklyn, NYC

Uzbekistan-born artist Aleksandr Razin has a new exhibit open in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, titled <i>Teleportation.</i> Using the different mediums of …

Art

Discover in NYC, A Randall’s Island Hidden Gem: The Robert Moses Building

Robert Moses, one of New York’s most legendary city planners, essentially ruled New York City in urban development from 1946 to 1954. According to an …

Travel

5 Historic War Cannons Still Visible in NYC

<i>Castle Williams on Governors Island. Image via Flickr: Army.arch</i><p>From the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776 to the Draft Riots of 1863, a number of …

Military History

Welcome Fall With This Season’s Final Wine Tasting and Tour of Rooftop Reds, the World’s First Rooftop Vineyard

Fall arrives this week — and with that, we say goodbye to the last days of sweltering heat. To celebrate, join us for our final wine tasting and tour …

Wine Tasting

Your Week Untapped: The Top 17 Events in NYC From September 22nd-September 28th

This Saturday is the autumn equinox! Come out and enjoy the last glimpses of summer by heading to various exhibitions, outdoor arts festivals and …

Brooklyn Museum

Untapped Staff Reads: City’s 2nd Oldest Church Gets Landmarked, NYC Subway Has an Accessibility Problem

Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:<p><b>Lakwena Brings her Kaleidoscopic Vision to the Bowery Mural Wall [Bowery Boogie]:</b> The …

Travel

NYC Fun Facts: Why is Houston Street Pronounced “How-stun”?

Perhaps one of the best ways to spot a tourist within a flood of New Yorkers is by his or her pronunciation of Houston Street. Most assume that like …

Travel

There’s a Monument to an Elephant Stampede in NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge Park

New York City is the perfect place for urban fabulists like sculptor Joe Reginella, the creator of the new Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede …

Staten Island

10 Spots in NYC to Celebrate International Day of Peace

In Fall 2016, students from the <i>Justice and Rights Movements</i> class at New York University under the tutelage of Professors Joyce Apsel and Michael …

Black History

Woolworth Building’s Massive Seven-Floor Penthouse Lists for $110 Million

The last we spoke about the Woolworth Building, we gave readers an inside look at the first completed units in the Woolworth Tower Residences, the …

Architecture

Light Show Honoring Influential Female Scientists and Engineers is Projecting Onto Grand Central Terminal’s Ceiling

Despite the sheer number of dazzling sites New York City has to offer, not many things can distract a determined commuter from reaching his or her …

Grand Central Station

Untapped Staff Reads: Chuck Close Gives Tour of Second Avenue Subway Art, Whitney Museum Wants to Bring Art Installation to the Hudson River

Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:<p><b>Artist Chuck Close gives tour of his Second Avenue subway art [amNewYork]:</b> New York …

Art

Colorful Glass-Box Installation Encasing Tree Stump and Moss Arrives on Park Avenue

The new site-specific installation, <i>City, 2017,</i> by the Brooklyn-based artist, Rob Fischer, is a glorious combination of his work in every medium. …

Art

$75-Million Capital Transformation Plan Unveiled for Jersey City’s Harborside

A $75-million capital transformation of the Harborside district along the Jersey City waterfront was unveiled by the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation …

Jersey City

The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Lower East Side

While New York City is home to a vast amount of well-known tourist locations, it’s also chock full of lesser-known gems that are equally fascinating …

Manhattan

Never Built New York: The Queens Museum Visualizes the NYC That Could Have Been

One of our most popular columns, NYC That Never Was, highlights what our bustling metropolis could’ve looked like had tossed architectural plans …

Architecture

Untapped Staff Reads: Future of NYC Transit in Every Borough, Brooklyn’s First Supertall Skyscraper

<b>The Future of New York City Transit in Every Borough [Curbed NY]:</b> From the moment that the first streetcars started rumbling along New York City’s …

Travel

Renderings Put A 700-Foot Tower in the Middle of NYC’s Central Park Reservoir

DFA Studio has proposed placing a 712-foot tower in the middle of the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park. Called the “Central Park …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

New Exhibition at NYC’s International Center of Photography Investigates the Elusive Pursuit of Wealth

The International Center of Photography’s newest exhibition, <i>GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield</i>, examines the pervasive influence of money, …

Wealth

7 Authentic International Street Foods You Can Find in NYC

The New York City hot dog, best served street side doused in ketchup and mustard, is both gritty and served quickly—indeed an emblem of the city …

Restaurants

Upcoming Untapped Cities Tours This Week in NYC

Even for native New Yorkers, there are still aspects of the city that are often left unexplored. It’s our mission at Untapped Cities to help locals …

Long Island Rail Road

Untapped Staff Reads: An Ode to Acts of Kindness on the Subway, An Encyclopedia of NYC Transit Design

<b>An Ode to Acts of Kindness on the New York City Subway [New York Times]:</b> “The New York City subway is this great equalizer,” said the photographer …

New York City Subway

National Cheeseburger Day: The Best Cheeseburger We Ever Had in NYC

Previously, the Untapped staff did the dirty work of taste testing some of New York City’s finest burgers, which has culminated in our list of burger …

Burgers

NYC’s Federal Hall Exhibition Displays 50 US Flags In A Powerful Reminder to Rise Above Our Differences

Mel Ziegler’s “A Living Thing: Flag Exchange” opened on September 6, 2017 in New York City’s historic Federal Hall. Curated by Hesse McGraw, the …

Vanderbilt University

9 Abandoned Buildings in Upstate NY’s Lake George Region

Sometimes, city dwellers just need a break from the chaos of urban life in order to relax. Luckily, the state of New York is a vast, expansive region …

Revolution

Art Show Made of MetroCards is Open for this Weekend Only in the Meatpacking District

The New York City subway has long served as a makeshift gallery for budding and well-established visionaries, but a group of artists is taking it one …

Art

Tickets Left for This Weekend’s Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

Much like the story of New York City, the history of Grand Central Terminal is a glorious story of creation, decline, and rebirth. From the very …

Grand Central Station