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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.


Architecturally detailed miniature fairy doors have been popping up all over NYC tagged with QR codes that lead to Cynthia von Buhler's Speakeasy Dollhouse Read more.
On the exterior the Cathedral of St. John the Divine shows its unfinished nature through its facade, inside the crypt that shows the work that still remains. Read more.
A look at what lies behind the great clock in the Cooper Union Foundation Building in the East Village at Astor Place. Read more.
At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the exhibit Phoenix by Xu-Bing hangs in the nave of the epic cathedral: two massive birds made of construction waste. Read more.
Our curated list of top 10 things to do in NYC this week, including a Harlem food and bar crawl, tour of an Edison factory, and a free gelato taxi! Read more.
Read how an Untapped Cities editor tracked down the lost Edgar Allan Poe mantel in front of which the writer wrote his famous poem "The Raven." Read more.
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