07/29/14 9:00am

Victory Arch-Flatiron District-NYC-UntappedImage via Library of Congress

Contrary to what you may be thinking, the white arch depicted in the image above is in fact not a vintage photograph of the arch at Washington Square Park. Instead, this mysterious New York City arch is what used to be called the “Victory Arch”, a temporary monument built at 24th Street and Fifth Avenue in 1918. (more…)

07/28/14 4:00pm

bloomberg01-hudson yards-nyc-manhattan-untapped citiesRendition of the Hudson Yards complex, via Bloomberg

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07/28/14 2:00pm

Car accident on Park Avenue viaduct 1940s Round Up of Architectural Accidents Vintage NYC Photography Untapped Cities Sabrina RomanoCar Accident on Park Avenue viaduct, 1940s. Image via Facebook by Hiromi Bruni.

Technology has a bad habit of developing faster than humans do. When people aren’t up to speed about construction, some crazy accidents tend to occur… Who knew it was possible for a car to awkwardly balance itself on the edge of a viaduct while avoiding crashing into the ground below? Can you believe that the Empire State Building is still standing even after a bomber rammed into it creating a 20 foot hole in the middle of the building? Check out the vintage photos which reveal sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.


07/28/14 12:00pm

IMG_2836Neko no Niwa Cafe in Singapore

If you are a self-proclaimed cat lover, you can now count Singapore as one of your must-visit destinations. As of July, the city-state currently houses two cat cafés: Neko no Niwa, which opened in December 2013, and The Cat Cafe, which opened its doors just a month ago. Cat cafés are abundant in countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, but the phenomenon has just recently gained a foothold in Singapore, in New York City, and Europe.


07/28/14 10:00am


Here is your weekly curated events guide.

Monday, July 28th

Head to Central Park to watch John Leguizamo perform “Ghetto Klown,” presented by SummerStage and Fania at 8 p.m. “Ghetto Klown” is Leguizamo’s fifth one-man play, which describes his personal and professional story. In his own words,  “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know…It’s like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.” You can find more information here. (more…)

07/28/14 9:00am

Staten Island Ferry-Cruising Up Hudson River-Film Shoot-Lost-NYC-001

Last week from the Untapped Cities HQ, we spotted the Staten Island Ferry cruising up (and down) the Hudson River. And we don’t mean downtown around the New York Harbor, close to its natural habitat. It first came into view at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal at 55th Street then continued on past Columbus Circle, West New York (in New Jersey) to the Upper West Side in the 70s before making a U-turn. Was it lost? Going on a joy ride hoping to escape the city?