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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.


The day has come for 5 Pointz. Animal New York reports that as of this morning demolition has begun today for the former graffiti mecca of NYC Read more.
8 historic buildings in NYC that were moved from their original locations: AMC Empire Theater, Poe Cottage, Little Red Lighthouse, Buell Hall at Columbia University Read more.
From September 6th to October 3rd, a Floating Library is coming to the Lilac Museum Steamship, located at Tribeca's Pier 25 on the Hudson River in NYC Read more.
A look at the transformation of Herald Square from newspaper headquarters to the bustling retail corridor it is today with Macy's, Manhatttan Mall Read more.
The Charles Street farmhouse turns west on 14th Street, in 1967 We previously featured this little farmhouse that could at 121 Charles Street in Greenwich Village, which was moved in 1967 from the Upper East Side to save it from demolition. Last month, news broke that it might be razed for condos–something that the Greenwich Read more. Read more.
Here's a map from DNAInfo showing poop violations by neighborhood, with Bronx leading the pack followed by Queens, Brooklyn, then Manhattan and Staten Island Read more.