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Inside Vanguard Moto Inc., a Motorcycle Building Startup at The Brooklyn Navy Yards

Vanguard Moto Inc. is a premium motorcycle startup located in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. We recently visited them to check out their contemporary bike …

Motorcycles

Broken Windows: Graffiti NYC Book Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

"Broken Windows- Graffiti NYC" started not as a book project, but more as a hobby of ours walking abandoned and active train lines, scouring the …

Street Art

Untapped Staff Reads: The Met Makes Public-Domain Artifacts Free to Use, NYC Day Without Immigrants

Here's what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today: The Met Makes Public-Domain Artifacts Free to Use, NYC Day Without Immigrants: Stores, …

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Your Week Untapped: Top 10 NYC Events February 18 – 24th, 2017

It's the start of President's Day weekend and we've got plenty to distract you from the news in the current Presidency, if that is what you …

MOMA

7 Design Highlights of the Stunning Eldridge Street Synagogue in NYC

Let's take a closer look at some of the Eldridge Street Synagogue's most notable architectural highlights, from its domed ceilings to its dented …

Design

Follow “Distillery Trails” Around NYC and New York State through NYDistilled.com

On the new website NYDistilled.com, you can explore over 60 distilleries in New York State and follow two wine trails in Hudson Valley and NYC.Read …

New York State

15 Must Visit Spots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn: An Untapped Cities Guide

Crown Heights has long been on the list of up and coming areas of Brooklyn and this reputation is on track to continue. Check out our guide to Crown …

New York City

The Wonder City Web Comic: The Great Whale of Coney Island, Chapter 3-Installment #1

Lizzie is dead by the "hand" of an angry whale and with her into the abyss went NYC's most important artifact. What is a gal Friday like Velma to …

Coney Island

“Muslim in New York” Photo Exhibit at Museum of City of NY Highlights History of Muslim Community in NYC

"Muslim in New York: Highlights from the Photography Collection" at Museum of the City of NY places NYC's Muslim community firmly in the city's …

Islamophobia

Delve into the History of the Second Avenue Subway in New York Transit Museum Exhibit “Next Stop: Second Avenue Subway”

Check out the new Second Avenue line exhibit at the New York Transit Museum that celebrates nearly 100 years of history on "The line that almost …

Urban Planning

10 Fun Facts about the Fort Washington Avenue Armory, Home of the Millrose Games

2017 is the 109th year of the Millrose Games, the track and field event now held at the Fort Washington Avenue Armory. Here are 10 fun facts about …

Track & Field

Behind the Scenes inside Crown Finish Caves, Where Cheese Ages in Beer Tunnels from the 1850s

In Crown Heights, Crown Finish caves is aging cheese underground inside 1850s-era lagering tunnels under the former Nassau Brewery in the affinage …

Cheese

Untapped Staff Reads: How New York City Gets Its Electricity, Surveying the NYC Toxic Sites

The federal, state, and city governments have coordinated to address some of the most toxic sites in New York City, initiating cleanups in …

Beautiful Photos of Today’s Snowstorm in NYC

We've been waiting for a good ol' fashioned snowstorm and from the photos, it seems like New Yorkers were too. Here are some favorites that have …

Snowstorms

The 200-Ton Tunnel Boring Machine Buried Below Park Avenue Used for East Side Access

14 stories beneath the median on Park Avenue between 37th and 38th streets lies one of the 200-ton tunnel boring machines used in the East Side …

Urban Planning

A Look at the Hidden Tennis Courts of Grand Central Terminal, Once Leased by Trump

It may come as a surprise to many city-dwellers that tennis at Grand Central Terminal has existed since the 1960's. You can find courts on the fourth …

Grand Central Station

Untapped Staff Reads: NYC Dog That Stands on Street Corners Giving Hugs, Rare Photos of Japanese Internment

Here's what the Untapped staff is reading today: Meet Louboutina, or Loubie, a five year-old golden retriever who’s become world-famous for her doggy …

MOMA

The Manhattan Cricket Club, A Speakeasy Hidden Above Burke & Willis on the Upper West Side

Above Burke & Willis on the Upper West Side, accessible via a tufted green leather door, is the Manhattan Cricket Club, one of few Upper West Side …

New York City

Cities 101: In 2017, New Yorkers Can Vote to Change the State Constitution

Women do not have equal rights under the New York State constitution but in November 2017, New Yorkers can vote to change that in a Constitutional …

Government

The Top 10 Secrets of 280 Broadway, an NYC Architectural Gem

An untapped gem of NYC, the "marble palace" at 280 Broadway built by A.T. Stewart as America's first department store, is full of other forgotten …

Urban Planning

Untapped Staff Reads: Plan to Build Over Queens Rail Yard, New York Tries to Revive Garment Industry

Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to develop on top of Sunnyside Yard in order to build new units of affordable housing would cost between $16 and $19 …

New York City

Street Art Project No More Black Targets Debuts at First Park in NYC

No More Black Targets, which launched at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, has taken up residence in First Park on Houston Street on the …

Street Art

10 Quirky Alternative Valentine’s Day Activities in NYC for 2017

Every year, we look for all the other possible Valentine's Day activities we can suggest to our readers. This year's lineup looks particularly …

Holidays

The Wonder City Web Comic: The Great Whale of Coney Island, Chapter 2-Installment #4

Chapter 2 of our web comic series concludes with a tragic shock. Owen's life will never be the same after this day and now the adventure really …

Coney Island

Untapped Staff Picks: Sol Moscot Building will be Demolished, NYC’s Growth Measured in Trash Bags

Cleaning New York has never been easy. But it is getting harder and more expensive with the city’s all-time-high population of 8.5 million, and …

Urban Planning

Cities 101: Experience the NYC Subway in 1949 with a Vintage Video

The New York Transit Museum archives has a video by the N.Y. Board of Transportation in 1949, directed by Henwar Rodakiewicz, a friend of Alfred …

Cities

All Over NYC, Yemeni Bodegas Close to Protest Trump’s Travel Ban

On February 2nd, over a thousand bodegas in NYC closed to protest Trump's travel ban. We spoke to some of these Yemenis owners to hear what they had …

New York City

Untapped Staff Reads: Jane Jacobs’s Clear-Eyed Vision of Humanity, Is the Second Avenue Subway the Best New Museum in New York City?

Here's what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today: Jane Jacobs’s Clear-Eyed Vision of Humanity, Is the Second Avenue Subway the Best New …

Urban Planning

Get Up Close and Personal with the Times Square Centennial New Year’s Eve Ball at Ripley’s Believe it or Not

The original Centennial ball from the 2007 Times Square New Year's Eve countdown seen up close and personal at Ripley's Believe it or Not on 42nd …

New Year's Eve

7 Haunts of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass in NYC

On the occasion of the month of his birth in 1818, let’s follow Frederick Douglass in NYC. Douglass escaped from slavery in Maryland and headed to …

History