Today, we profile Helen Post Curry, who runs the tours of the Woolworth Building we have been part of at Untapped Cities. She’s also the great-grand daughter of architect Cass Gilbert! We have 3 spots left for our April 12th Woolworth Building tour, and you can also get tickets to the ongoing Woolworth Tours (which have less access in the building than the Untapped-exclusive tour).
Here at Untapped Cities, we love coffee…and we love ramen. But have you ever thought to combine coffee and ramen into one dish? Well, a Tokyo café known as Aroma (亞呂摩) has done it.
Ohanajaya is not exactly in the part of town where any tourist or local for that matter is apt to go. We learned of Aroma from a thread at a travel forum, and figured that coffee ramen needed to happen.
If you don’t speak Japanese, you’re in luck- consistent with many other restaurants in Japan, the challenge isn’t in ordering your dish, it’s in wondering how glasses of water can be that petite.
What do you think is most unappetizing about that photo of coffee ramen? If you guessed the container of parmesan cheese, we’re on the same page. Though, let’s give it the benefit of the doubt, after all, coffee ramen counts kamaboko (steamed fish cake), banana, salami, ice cream and eggs among its ingredients. The broth was coffee, and the noodles (which can be bought in packages at the restaurant), were also made of coffee. I thought it was at least edible, and at most, worthy of a trip report.
Daylight savings time is here, so that means more sunshine and hopefully warmer weather. Here are our picks for the 10 best upcoming events in NYC.
Monday, March 10th:
This winter has a been a tough one for everyone in NYC. With Spring finally showing some sign of getting here, it is time to forgive. The folks over at Outdoor Fest want to help get us out of the house with Mappy Hour a “happy hour for outdoor enthusiasts”. The price for an event filled with people who appreciate the great outdoors is beer. A BYOB policy is in effect and is the only way to gain admission to this event happening at the Fjallraven store on 38 Grand Street in SoHo.
The comedy group Meatball Presentsis counting on your love for the late King of Pop for their newest show featuring the work of Michael Jackson. The plot will make absolutely no sense and audience members will be called upon for non-singing and singing roles at random. It does sound weird, but when will be the next time you get on stage and sing Dirty Diana in front of a group of complete strangers? Tickets can be purchased here.
Newsboy played by Daniel Burns. Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel
Artist Cynthia Von Buhler’s latest endeavor might be the closest you can get to time travel. Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth, an interactive play exploring the Booth brothers’ sibling rivalry, will whisk you back to 1919—when Prohibition drove the parties underground but certainly didn’t stop them.
Von Buhler has explored this theme in the first iteration of the Speakeasy Dollhouse: the Bloody Beginning, which was inspired by the true story of her grandfather’s murder. This time, she has taken a quintessentially New York story and brought it to life in one of the City’s most coveted private Gilded Age clubs, the Players Club on Gramercy Park. (more…)
NYC has never looked more colorful thanks to this screenprint by London based graphic artist Yoni Alter. The print is a part of an ongoing series titled Shapes of Cities, which focuses on different major cities around the world. The series shows the scale of the biggest and most historic buildings of a certain city and by using bold, colorful imagery, shows them accurate to scale.
Here are our picks for the Best of the Untapped Cities Photo Pool: American Streetscapes. Remember, to have one of your photos entered in the running for a “Best Of” nod, just hastag your Instagram or Twitter urban exploration pictures #untappedcities. Keep an eye on what contributors and readers are checking out by browsing the live feed.