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Janos Marton and Bill de Blasio Untapped Cities by Janos MartonJanos with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, bonding over a favorite music album

Today, we profile longtime Untapped Cities contributor Janos Marton, who also heads up the Today in NYC history series.

What’s your “day job”?

I am the curator of Janos.nyc. I also keep myself busy meddling in local politics.

Favorite piece you’ve written for Untapped?

My 2012 piece on the Ellis Island South Side hospitals, for Untapped Cities’ campaign with Partners in Preservation. Touring those decaying buildings, it was hard to imagine that it was once the most cutting edge mass health-care facility in the world.

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On May 1, 1915, the Bartow-Pell Mansion in the Bronx’s Pelham Bay Park was the site of a tree planting ceremony.  That ceremony is connected to two other events, centuries apart, in which trees were at the center of deals that resolved conflicts over the land where the mansion sits.

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Tom Fruin's Kolonihauehus

Spring has arrived in New York City and with it, a plethora of outdoor art exhibits in public spaces. Here are 10 installations to check out this month:

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The Reece School located at 25 East 104th Street

The Reece School located at 25 East 104th Street

This building in East Harlem is both a colorful architectural surprise in Harlem and a feel-good story. The Reece School was founded in 1948 for special needs children by Ellen S. Reece, who housed the school in her brownstone on East 93rd Street, off Third Avenue for almost sixty years. As the school outgrew Ms Reece’s townhouse, they began planning  to build a new, high-tech facility to be located at 25 East 104th Street.

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untapped cities-photo pool-pictures from rooftop-elifreyTop of the Rock by elifrey

This week, we’ve rounded up the great photos taken by readers from the rooftops of New York City. 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.

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