Smartphones have virtually become ubiquitous among New Yorkers these days, and there seems to be an app for pretty much everything. With so many options out there, here are 10 essential apps that will make life easier in New York City, from how to exit the most efficiently, getting virtually anything delivered, finding coffee +Wifi together, making hard to get restaurant reservations and more.
Original front entrance. Image via City Parks Foundation
Gracie Mansion, New York’s own White House, is most known for being the residence of the Mayor of New York City. But before Mayor La Guardia moved in, the house had been through its own history. The house changed hands multiple times creating a colorful history since its construction in 1799. Not only that, but the piece of land it stands on has its own interesting past previous to the mansion being built. Here are 10 fun facts about Gracie Mansion located in the Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that we learned on a recent tour.
Add NewThe Library at the Nomad Hotel has two floors of books to drink with
There are plenty of pubs where literary legends have drunk, but we’ve tracked down the best bars with books in New York City, so you can endure the freezing weather with booze in one hand and a good read in the other.
Perpetual complaints about New York City’s transportation system are a significant part of New Yorkers’ love-hate relationship with the city. With Mayor de Blasio’s endorsement of the Brooklyn-Queens streetcar plan yesterday, here are five more transportation system plans that may become part of New Yorkers’ daily commute in the near future, and hopefully not part of their daily rant. (more…)
Photo by Bob Martin/Garden State Theatre Organ Society
Musical instruments are not always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of architecture, but they are often embedded into landmark buildings. This month, several other unique instruments are featured on display within museum exhibits. Here, we have curated a list of musical instruments you may have overlooked in your daily walk, or should check out on your next exploration.
Heart of Hearts Kissing Booth Coming to Times Square
If you’re like us, Valentine’s Day is a holiday to search for the lesser known New York City. The Untapped Cities team will be hitting up the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment plant for the annual Valentine’s Day tour of the digester eggs. But there are plenty of other alternative activities like a chocolate takedown, an undie run, special tours, and more: