We’re super pumped to be supporting The Trevor Project at the Big Gay Brunch hosted by Underground Eats and Big Gay Ice Cream at the Mercedes Club pool on the afternoon of June 22nd. With food by Top Chefs Dave Martin, Zac Young, and Elizabeth Falkner, music by DJ Whitney Day (from Cielo, PH-D, Pacha NYC, Greenhouse), specialty cocktails and a bloody mary bar, bocce ball, an amateur synchronized Swimming Contest” (yes, anybody can sign up), and a rooftop pool, the event is the perfect kick-off to NYC Pride Week.
Join us! Untapped is offering two levels of tickets, VIP at $150 which includes a free ride with access to the VIP area, Uber’s luxury service and premium ABSOLUTE Tune beverage service. General Admission is $90.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBT community. See more of the Mercedes Club in the below video Untapped Cities produced at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic on May 18th:
From the southeast corner of Golden Gate Park, where the Sunset District begins, to its western border at the Pacific Ocean, the architecture is not so much an eyesore as an eyebore.
The Sunset spans more than forty blocks of repetitive single-family homes–a uniformity explained by the fact that most were built by the the same man, Henry Doelger, in the ’40s and ’50s. Most famous for the fog that settles here during the San Francisco “summer,” the Sunset is not exactly a prime tourist attraction (yet).
The Inner Sunset’s bustling corner at 9th Ave. and Irving St.
But where the Sunset fails to titillate the senses visually, it makes up for and more in culinary possibilities. The area is home to a long Chinatown stretch along the Sunset’s main thoroughfare, Irving Street, as well as a plethora of Vietnamese, Thai, Indian and Japanese establishments. The farther out west you venture, the more authentic your dining experience gets.
Farto, whose street name is Vhils, explores lower income areas in cities like Shanghai, Paris, London, Sydney, and San Juan (Puerto Rico), to meet the people who live there and involve them in his art. (more…)
The move of Delta Airlines from the aging, near decrepit Terminals 2/3 into Terminal 4 at JFK Airport came with the addition of 9 new gates and some key new tenants, including Shake Shack. The new area was heralded by balloons today on opening day (attended by Mayor Bloomberg), but most interesting to note, in our opinion, was that the line for Shake Shack at 5:30pm was almost as long as the security line (unless you had TSA Pre-Check, in which there was no line for security). The architecture of the terminal mirrors the rest of the existing Terminal 4–generic but nice. (more…)
Delta Air Lines beats their SkyLounge by opening an outdoor sky deck where travelers can watch planes lift off the ground and step outside JFK airport without missing a flight. The terrace is on the roof of Terminal 4′s Concourse B, where Delta hopes people will find the space’s red, silver and black color combination to be a warm and casual feel. Our friends at The Culture-ist talked to designer Thom Filicia about the project, which is Delta’s largest Sky Club to date. (more…)
Researchers have recently discovered that a Roman tomb in Carmona, Spain may have originally been a Mithraic temple years before. Photo courtesy of Universidad Pablo de Olavide.
Long thought to have been solely used as a burial site by ancient Romans in the 1st century B.C. and the 2nd century A.D., a tomb in the necropolis of Carmona, Spain (just outside of Sevilla) surprised researchers from Universidad Pablo de Olavide last week, who announced that the tomb was actually first used as a temple by the devotees of Mithraism, a cult that came to exist during the Roman empire.
There are so many apps out there that sometimes it can be a little difficult to decide which to download, and whether an app is worth the money. Every week, we’ll be spotlighting an app that we find particularly interesting or helpful and giving you the rundown on what it does and why we like it.
The promo video for The Silent History, a fictional account of an apocalyptic plague whose main symptom is silence.
Have you ever liked a novel so much that you wished you were part of the story? That you could go and explore the setting of the book itself, crawl around in the inner workings of its world? Well, if you’re a fan of futuristic, apocalyptic stories, or even if you’re just a fan of exploring your city, looking at your surroundings in a new and different way, The Silent Historyis the app/novel for you.
Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley map in 1924, from Valley Blahg
For fans of the Brooklyn blog, F’d in Park Slope, the founder, Erica Reitman, has transplanted herself across the country to Los Angeles and launched Valley Blahg, dedicated to showcasing unique real estate in the “Valley” through an architecture and design lens. We’re of course also fans of Erica’s dual NYC-LA mindset in general, since Untapped Cities has just arrived to LA too.
Designed by the renown German architect Ludwig Hoffmann, Stattbad (formerly Sadtbad Wedding) – which has nothing to do with marriage but refers to a public swimming pool in one of Berlin northern districts – hosts something that is quite different from its original conception. Built in 1907, the building was supposed to meet a sanitation need for a poorly-equipped workers neighborhood nearby. The architectural design consisted of two pools, officially called “large” and “small.” The first one was strictly dedicated to men’s bathing, whereas women were only admitted in the second one. (more…)