Opening screening of Gotham, at the New York Public Library Bryant Park. Gotham TV show Film Locations here.
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Marilyn Monroe in Grand Central subway station. Photo by Ed Feingersh/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
You’ve seen the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe on top of the subway grate (though it wasn’t all filmed in NYC). But have you seen the photos of Marilyn in the NYC subway? In March 1955, Marilyn heads into Grand Central subway station wearing a fabulous menswear style coat to “take the subway.” Here are images from the whole photo series:
Following last week’s announcement that New York City’s pay phones would be converted into high speed WiFi consoles, Ben Wellington from I Quant NY created more of his fun maps analyzing the WiFi coverage of the pay phone consoles.
At Untapped Cities, we are getting excited for the holiday season. Check out some unique Christmas tree displays, your favorite anime movie on the big screen, or an autumn wander with an artist through the Lower East Side.
Visit the Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History featuring 800 hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists. The tree will be on display from November 24th to January 11th, 2015. Check out more Christmas trees in our 7 Alternatives to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.
Harlem’s Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot has come a long way since 1890, when it was a two-story trolley barn. Modified as a bus depot in 1939, renovated in 1990 and was named in honor of Mother Clara Hale in 1993. Even with the 1990 renovation, the facility wasn’t accommodating the needs of the MTA or the community, with buses forced to idle on Lenox Avenue for lack of room, and so many buses on 147th Street that often the cars couldn’t get by. The building was demolished in its entirety to make way for a more modern facility.
The $262 million project was a joint effort of the MTA and surrounding community, addressing not only the needs of the MTA but also the concerns of the people who live in the area. MTA Arts & Design joined in the effort, choosing artist Shinque Smith to do a large-scale mosaic piece titled “Mother Hale’s Garden” for the facade facing Lenox Avenue. There was a concentrated effort to employ locals, from the guard service to engineering and cleanup.
This week, we’re looking at all your amazing photographs of fall, nature and the great outdoors. We may write about cities, but we do appreciate the glimpse of outdoor exploration you’re showing us. Hashtag #UntappedCities on Instagram and Twitter if you would like to have one of your photos entered in the running for our weekly “Best Of”column. Also, you can keep an eye on what contributors and readers are checking out by browsing the live feed.