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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.


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.
Photographs of the abandoned subway level underneath the Port Authority Times Square station in NYC, now being converted into 7 line extension. Read more.
The NYC subway carries many secrets, like any extensive system that was built over time. Here are our 10 favorite hidden finds. Read more.