Where in America could No. 33 be found? Source: Hanai Honey.
Summer is road trip season, and Untapped contributor Rembert Browne is embarking on a pretty epic one across America. His planned three-month trip includes a visit to the National Toy Hall of Fame, picking up hitchhikers in Vermont and livening up his travels with a self-created Great American Scavenger Hunt. His exploits will be guided by one simple philosophy: say yes. Nothing is off limits in Browne’s “Summer of Yes,” which has its roots in a no-holds-barred summer he spent with friends in 2008. (more…)
Hell’s Kitchen has come a long way from the gang rule it was once under. Today its real estate prices are skyrocketing, new construction projects are constantly underway, and trendy, tourist-friendly bars and restaurants are popping up on almost every corner. Many now mourn the area’s increasing gentrification, but they can take comfort in the fact that there are still some largely undiscovered places in this once-gritty neighborhood. (more…)
Pier 57, abandoned for almost a decade, will be revived by 2015. Source: Blouin Artinfo.
Just a few months ago Pier 57 was a floating concrete box that sat abandoned on the Hudson River at the end of 15th Street on the West Side Highway. But with the approval of the city council this past April, the renovated three-acre complex will be built from repurposed shipping containers and promises to be a lively junction of art, fashion, film and food. Plans call for a number of retail shops and restaurants and over 100,000 feet of outdoor public space, to be completed in 2015. (more…)
Over fifteen building walls and facades have been pasted by the French artist JR in the framework of his project “The Wrinkles of the City“. After Cartagena, Shanghai, L.A. and Havana, Berlin has become the fifth city to host the project. (more…)
What does a cup of coffee have to do with investing costs? A lot, apparently, as the world’s largest mutual company, Vanguard, is using a creative twist–and caffeinated buzz — to market itself to coffee lovers across America. From early May to late June, Vanguard’s traveling At-Cost Café will tour six cities across America, selling cups of hot and iced coffee at the “at-cost price” of 26 cents. From June 17-19, the mobile café will be in front of Penn Station at 33 St. and 7th Ave from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (more…)
A 1938 postcard from the Dunbar Hotel. Source: Hidden Los Angeles.
An unlikely group – Los Angeles’ senior citizens – are indirectly saving a building that was once the heart of the black community and jazz scene in South Central Los Angeles. Our friends at phenomenal architecture and real estate blog Curbed alerted us to the most recent developments at the legendary former Dunbar Hotel. (more…)