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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 NYC subway carries many secrets, like any extensive system that was built over time. Here are our 10 favorite hidden finds. Read more.
Photos from the 2014 pop-up Dîner en Blanc, which returned to the waterfront last night at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City Read more.
The ultimate secret bar in NYC just might be the Garryowen Club, a bar for military inside the landmarked 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avneue Read more.
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.