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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.


Our favorite vintage photographs of Penn Station, ranging from the architecture to the fashionable commuters to the sad demolition before landmarking Read more.
Photo of Baxter the 5Pointz Graffiti Cat by Rachel Fawn Alban Baxter the ‘Graffiti Cat’ Finds the Purr-fect Life Outside of 5Pointz [WSJ, Untapped previously] New York Subway Platforms Are “Dangerously Hot,” Everything Is Breaking [Animal] New York City’s “stripped and abandoned” car crisis [Bowery Boys] NYC’s Neighborhoods from Most to Least Smelly [Brick Underground via Curbed NY] Photographer Read more. Read more.
Sometimes, whole neighborhoods get lost in NYC for the sake of urban renewal and redevelopment. A look what came before World Trade Center, Lincoln Center Read more.
More than your standard urban exploration in NYC, this adventurous group is doing "steel spinning," pyrotechnic fire art in abandoned subway stations Read more.
http://untappedcities.com/2010/09/26/touring-the-old-city-hall-station/ Read more.
A building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, home to the Chabad-Lubavitch Orthodox Jewish spiritual center has doubles in more than a dozen places around the world. Read more.