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This week is jam packed with great Untapped-oriented events, on a few select days that may make it hard to choose. We’re co-sponsoring an event at the Museum of the City of New York and many holiday events at historical societies.

This Month’s Featured Exhibit:

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Also check out Affordable Housing: A New York Legacy


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New York Compost, a project by designer Debbie Ullman,  a former art director at the New York Daily News takes those ubiquitous but underutilized newspaper boxes you see on the sidewalks of New York City and turns them into clever, guerrilla composting sites. A composting proponent, Ullman uses decommissioned newspaper boxes to collect compost to make the experience fun, memorable, and transformative.


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In the aftermath of the tragic events that transpired in Paris, many neighborhoods across the five boroughs participated in memorials and partook in solemn acts of solidarity. Candles were lit, flowers were laid and skyscrapers across Manhattan were lit in the colors of the French flag. It’s relatively easy to find pieces of French influence throughout the city (though an 18th century Little France in Soho is gone) and hear the language spoken by residents and visitors. In recent years, the borough of Brooklyn has seen a rapid influx of French immigrants, specifically in the neighborhood of Carroll Gardens. Once a community with a thriving Italian stronghold, its burgeoning French population has earned it the nickname “Little France” by locals and numerous media outlets.


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We recently covered the Top 10 Balloon Mishaps at Macy’s NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade, which mentioned some of the craziest balloon incidents that have occurred at past parades. Now, read about the secrets of the parade itself, including facts about the parade’s history and what really goes on behind this spectacular event!


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