08/01/14 4:00pm

Markus-Jeschaunigs-Arc-de-Triomphe austria untapped cities inhabitatMarkus Jeschaunig’s Arc de Triomphe made of bread. Image via Inhabitat

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New York


08/01/14 2:00pm

Baishizhou alleys

“Shenzhen is a glimmering city of skyscrapers and Chinese economic prosperity since the late 70s and early 80s.” A brochure about the city of Shenzhen would say something along the lines of that, and tourists are only shown the “presentable” parts of the city. Very rarely, however, would they be taken to the more grimy “urban villages” which lie behind the screen of urban spectacles. We’ll take you there today.


08/01/14 12:00pm

cathedral st john the divine exterior nyc morningside heights untapped cities“Cathedral of St. John” by Kripaks via Wikipedia

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine sits like an uninvited guest from the times of sexist Knights and flying buttresses. Arguably the strangest building in New York City, we at Untapped absolutely adore it. So come and join us for a vertical tour of St. John the Divine and stand atop the unfinished yet still somehow the largest cathedral in the world.  (more…)

08/01/14 9:00am

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This could be the reason so many parts of the world hate us. We do not mean to spoil the party, but for the second year in a row, we are left flabbergasted by the amount of attention Sharknado gets both in online and social media. Sure we can all agree that Sharknado 2: The Second One is not a good movie, because that’s the point. Besides being bad, this movie is just boring. But because we love you guys so much, we took one for the team and we paid enough attention to give you the NYC film locations used for the Syfy original movie Sharknado 2: The Second One. (more…)

07/31/14 2:00pm

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With much speculation and hype, the State of the Subways Report Card is the NYC transit equivalent of the State of the Union Address–with the former evoking just as much backlash in opinions from people with conviction as the latter. Nonetheless, the Straphangers Campaign has released their Summer 2014 version of the report card, complete with a mixed bag of surprises and ratings that challenge users’ preconceived notions of certain services. The big one this year: the 7 train tops the list of 19 services, while the C has moved on up from its nearly guaranteed position at the bottom of the barrel to the glorious rank of 18.