At the beginning of the month, we launched an Instagram/Twitter photo competition to win a one month pass on the East River Ferry using the hashtags #untappedny and #eastriverferry. You can see a feed of entries on the Untapped New York live page.
The winner was selected based on submission of the most “untapped” photo, meaning we wanted to rediscover New York through your eyes. We received over 200 incredible entries from the 5 boroughs and although we can only give out one East River Ferry prize, we’ve decided to showcase some of our favorites. We’ll give out an Audience Pick award (set of Downtown Doodler postcards) based on popularity in our East River Ferry contest Facebook Album.
Most Untapped Photo: Winner of One Month Pass on the East River Ferry
Reuben Hernandez submitted this photograph of a house in Williamsburg made of 6 shipping containers and insulated with NASA ceramic infused paint. We love what the owner has done with the materials, enabling balconies, natural light and patio spaces.
Patrick McInerney submitted this beautiful photograph from the East River Ferry, with a hazy portal onto the Manhattan city skyline. Everything about this image is perfect, from the composition to the contrast in colors.
Most Untapped: Runners Up
JinnyKK showed us where to get rainbow bagels:
Nettap took us on an Indo-West Indian Tour :
ysvsynphotos showed us the Shakespeare Garden in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, with plants from the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare:
Angel Figueroa showed us a rarely photographed view of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges:
suwatchout shared with us the Synagogue for the Arts in Tribeca:
Photographer Edward Chan captured this architecturally stunning moment in the subway:
Hernando Buitrango captured this shot at the Bowery Ballroom during the CMJ Music Festival:
zehrazehra brought us down to Chinatown:
To see more of our favorite entries check out the slideshow below and visit our Facebook page to vote for the Audience Favorite award.