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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.


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.
A fun map of the most common language spoken in each NYC neighborhood that isn't English or Spanish shows the diversity of the city. Read more.
A walk through Fifth Avenue's "Gold Coast" of Gilded Age mansions from 59th Street to 79th Street, with opulent houses both demolished and still standing Read more.