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michelle young

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.

03/27/14 3:00pm

Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the office today!

New York City

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03/26/14 4:00pm

 Coolest Hotel Pools in NYCImage via Curbed NY

Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading today!

New York City

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03/25/14 1:00pm

While we’ve gone into the construction of 1 World Trade Center ourselves, taking video with Google Glass and riding the see-through external elevator, the latest stunts at the tallest tower in the United States, really take it to the next level. This is the GoPro video made by base jumpers who took off from the top of the tower last September. Go to 1:30 to get your feet tingling, 2:20 for the first jump and 2:50 for first person POV free fall.

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