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.
Line for the new Shake Shack at Terminal 4
The new Sky Club, Delta’s largest to date, was open today as well, featuring a roof deck. Also in the new Terminal 4, the upscale, Uptown Brasserie:
Cake Tin with the claim, “Life is sweeter with a cupcake”:
La Brea Bakery:
New Shake Shack at Delta Terminal 4
Opening of Delta Terminal 4:
Get in touch with the author @untappedmich. Check out photos from the new rooftop Delta Sky Club at Terminal 4 and our behind the scenes pictures of TWA Flight Center at JFK.
Source: Architectural Digest
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 History is 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.
Some favorite posts so far from Valley Blahg:
VALLEY HISTORY: What Things Looked Like In 1924
Hollywood Legends Hanging Out In Their San Fernando Valley Homes
ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY: Joseph Eichler & The Balboa Highlands Tract in Granada Hills
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…)
You do not have to be a jazz aficionado to appreciate the workings of San Francisco Offside Festival’s co-founders – musician Alex Pinto and local music presenter Laura Maguire. Rather, at its core, the festival is about expanding the awareness of unique, local talent. The plethora of talented musicians all share the commonality of having cultivated their art in the Bay Area. Underscoring these sentiments, the festival’s founders exalt the local San Francisco music scene in their mission statement – “Our hope is that the San Francisco Bay Area ultimately gets the recognition it deserves as home to a rich, diverse, and exceptionally talented jazz community.” (more…)
Contrary to what the Starks up at Winterfell would have you believe, summer is coming. For those of us who feel exposed and uncomfortable without a scarf and blazer on, this is a tragic time of year involving a lot of forlorn sweating, sunburn, and gin-and-tonics with a very high ice-to-tonic ratio. On the plus side, not everyone is a total curmudgeon about putting away their collection of wool sweaters until September, which means there are cute people everywhere enjoying their breezy summer duds in the great outdoors. People-watching is better in warm weather, for obvious reasons, so one of my favorite low-intensity things to do is put together a good summer playlist (usually a lot of the White Stripes, Violent Femmes, and Van Morrison) and go for a walk. (more…)
This shot was submitted to the Untapped Cities photo pool by @brooklynpoets via Instagram.
Introducing the Untapped Cities Instagram “Pic” of the week. We’ll be pulling images from our Untapped Cities Photo Pool, which you can submit to simply by hashtagging #untappedcities in your Instagram and Twitter photos.
This week’s Untapped Cities “Pic” of the week, titled “Well Hello Little Bridge”, is by @brooklynpoets. Here at Untapped, we try to look for the view less seen, perhaps never before captured by a camera. We also look for unique angles of well-known places, such as this spot in DUMBO that frames both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. From the cobblestone street to the Brooklyn Bridge (happy birthday today Brooklyn Bridge!) peering through a break in the warehouses, elements like this are what make this the Untapped Cities Instagram “Pics” of the week.
To have one of your photo’s featured for the #untappedcities Instagram “Pic” of the Week, simply tag your Instagram shots with #untappedcities. Check outwww.untappedcities.com/live for our Photo Pool.
Front entrance to the Hotel Pennsylvania.
Last month, the Hotel Pennsylvania Preservation Society finally breathed a deep sigh of relief. The historic Hotel Penn, across the street from Penn Station, has been denied landmark status several times in recent years and its owner, Vornado Realty Trust, planned to demolish it in order to build a new office complex in its place. After a five-year battle, however, Vornado gave up its plan to tear down the hotel and has launched an effort to restore the hotel to its former glory instead. (more…)