Here are our picks for the Best of the Untapped Photo Pool for this week. Remember, to have one of your own photos showcased, all you have to do is tag your urban exploration shots #untappedcities. Keep an eye on what other readers and contributors are checking out during the week by visiting the Untapped Cities Live Feed!
Caption reads: On its balcony Washington was inaugurated Prest. April 30th, 1789. Image via New York Public Library Image Gallery
The US Congress wasn’t always atop Capitol Hill. Contrary to popular belief, the first US Congress met in the old City Hall, which is now “Federal Hall” at 26 Wall Street. Congress met in New York from 1789 to 1790, when it moved to Philadelphia because the members wanted a smaller city they could have control over. The first US Congress also wanted a city to be developed around the federal government, so for some obvious reasons Congress had to move. (more…)
It’s been oddly warm in New York this week but as I’ve mentioned before, inappropriate weather is no hindrance to true style devotees. It’s not cold enough for fur as insulation, but still plenty chilly for fur as statement piece. I went to Chelsea Market on Wednesday (and left with five different kinds of cheese thanks to the one-two punch of Lucy’s Whey and Buon Italia), noticed Rag & Bone advertising a sample sale, and figured I’d head outside to the entrance they specified just to check it out. Cheap fancy clothes are the best kind of fancy clothes, after all. (more…)
Orange is the New Black (second season coming soon!), based on the memoirs of Park Slope resident Piper Kerman, films mostly at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, just one floor above the Sesame Street set. The creation of the prison set as explained in this video are meant to shape the world of Litchfield, but the show also focuses on life outside of the prison, both in real time and in flashbacks. These are a few of the interesting locations they have put to use.
Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury
This prison also makes an appearance in the film Blow, with Johnny Depp. Image Source: News Times.