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Michelle is the founder of Untapped Cities. She can usually be found in New York (where she grew up), Paris, backpacking in South America or Southeast Asia, or in-transit between. She has an obsession with buses, shoots with a Nikon SLR camera, and destroys cellos on stage with her indie rock band. She’s traveled to 35 countries, including working for earthquake disaster organizations in Peru and Sumatra. She is an author of 100 Ways to Make History, published by the New York Public Library. She holds a masters in urban planning from Columbia University, a B.A. from Harvard in the History of Art & Architecture, and is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music. Follow her on Twitter @untappedmich.


The Charles Street farmhouse turns west on 14th Street, in 1967 We previously featured this little farmhouse that could at 121 Charles Street in Greenwich Village, which was moved in 1967 from the Upper East Side to save it from demolition. Last month, news broke that it might be razed for condos–something that the Greenwich Read more. Read more.
Here's a map from DNAInfo showing poop violations by neighborhood, with Bronx leading the pack followed by Queens, Brooklyn, then Manhattan and Staten Island Read more.
This rat map by MIT's "You Are Here" project maps out 311 rat complaints in NYC, with Brooklyn having the most by volume by borough in NYC. Read more.
Today it's hard to imagine Morningside Heights without the students at Columbia University or some of its signature architecture like St John the Divine Read more.
Nicholas Blechman, the art director for the New York Times Book Review has a really fun new series on landmark architecture as food, called Gastro-Architecture Read more.
Inside the subway station at the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum stop you may notice something a bit out of the ordinary: there are artifacts in the walls. Read more.