04/21/14 10:00am

Last fall, gawkers on 41st Street and Avenue of the Americas marveled as the lobby of 5 Bryant Park was converted into a street art exhibit. While the building continues to undergo construction, the street level floor features tall glass windows that display the work of four international artists:  Max Bode and Don Rimx from Brooklyn, Chor Boogie from San Francisco, and Polish artist Natalia Rak.

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04/18/14 1:00pm
The current gutted space at 288 Lenox Avenue

The current gutted space at 288 Lenox Avenue

It was with great sadness that Harlem watched as its famed Lenox Lounge got shuttered on December 31, 2012.  The property located at 288 Lenox Avenue has been closed since then, stripped of its iconic interior and art deco doors and padlocked. It has been waiting to undergo a transformation by a new tenant hoping to breath life back into a space where Miles Davis and John Coltrane played, Billie Holiday sang, and the likes of James Baldwin and Langston Hughes graced those tables during the Harlem Renaissance. This week we finally saw some activity and we were fortunate enough to be able to take a peek.

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04/16/14 11:00am

Untapped Cities HQ-Phillipe ChatelainYup, it’s our magnetic wall!

It’s amazing to us that we’re about to welcome our seventh internship class here at Untapped Cities. Are you interested in how it all comes together? Journalism, blogging, photography, social media, advertising, business development? Our interns get to do it all, writing published articles from day one, managing their own columns, exploring the city, and covering events. You don’t need to be a journalism major, just have a passion for cities and writing–we’ll teach you the rest! We’re currently accepting applications for interns for Summer 2014 in New York City:

Editorial Internship:  The editorial interns will work directly with Untapped Cities’ founder and managing editor on determining the publication schedule, proposing new articles, networking with our publication partners, writing their own regular column and feature pieces.

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04/16/14 9:00am
The empty observation towers of the New York Pavilion hover over Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

The empty observation towers of the New York Pavilion hover over Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Before it became a memory of the 90′s blockbuster Men in Black, the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Park debuted as one of many attractions of the 1964 World’s Fair. With the 50th anniversary of this wonderful piece of New York City approaching on April 22nd, the City has decided to reopened the long-shuttered Pavilion for public access. On that Tuesday, between 11am and 2pm, enter the portal of the Tent of Tomorrow for this wonderful opportunity to time travel back half a century to explore an iconic New York City structure. You’ll even get a hard hat to wear for the visit!  (more…)

04/15/14 4:00pm

Coler-Goldwater on Roosevelt Island

Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading at the HQ today!

New York City

Global

04/15/14 2:00pm

Empire State Building-Mustang-1965-Ford
This Daily What?! and Vintage Photo column comes to us from tour guide Justin Ferate. In an email today, he writes: 

Automotive Journalist Myles Kornblatt alerted me to the following: In connection with the New York Auto Show, Ford is re-creating a classic moment on the Empire State Building’s observation deck. In 1965 the then-new Mustang was placed on the observations deck of the Empire State Building, and nearly five decades later, Ford will do it again with the all-new 2015 car. Since the Mustang cannot be hoisted to the roof by crane, it must be dismantled, taken up the elevators, and then reconstructed again on the roof of the Empire State Building. Pretty amazing!

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