07/29/14 10:00am

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When BJ Lomax throws a party, you can be sure you will end up dead on your feet by the end of it. This past Friday, we had the honor of continuing our coverage of the always amazing BBQ Films events with Weekend at Bernie Jr’s, a party hosted by multi-millionaire himself BJ Lomax. The party was to celebrate the launch of his latest start up BernBux, and, like the man himself, he wanted to do it in style. Buying out the Playland Motel in Far Rockaway, we saw first hand the Champagining & Campaigning lifestyle of BJ Lomax himself.

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07/29/14 9:00am

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Contrary to what you may be thinking, the white arch depicted in the image above is in fact not a vintage photograph of the arch at Washington Square Park. Instead, this mysterious New York City arch is what used to be called the “Victory Arch”, a temporary monument of wood and plaster built at 24th Street and Fifth Avenue in 1918. (more…)

07/28/14 2:00pm

Car accident on Park Avenue viaduct 1940s Round Up of Architectural Accidents Vintage NYC Photography Untapped Cities Sabrina RomanoCar Accident on Park Avenue viaduct, 1940s. Image via Facebook by Hiromi Bruni.

Technology has a bad habit of developing faster than humans do. When people aren’t up to speed about construction, some crazy accidents tend to occur… Who knew it was possible for a car to awkwardly balance itself on the edge of a viaduct while avoiding crashing into the ground below? Can you believe that the Empire State Building is still standing even after a bomber rammed into it creating a 20 foot hole in the middle of the building? Check out the vintage photos which reveal sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

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07/26/14 11:00am

Here are our picks this week from our Untapped Cities Photo Pool. This week, we chose photos of places you don’t usually go with a theme of “the road less traveled. Remember, to have one of your photos entered in the running for a “best of” nod, just hashtag #untappedcities on Instagram or Twitter. Keep an eye on what contributors and readers are checking out by browsing the live feed.

Playmates Arch by Genna aka nothing_collapses

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07/25/14 12:00pm

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We all love our iconic, innovative, and picturesque bridges (insert photos of the Brookly, Manhattan, and Queensboro Bridges here), but New York City is home to far more bridges, each with its own unique story to tell. Below, we round up some of the city’s “other” bridges, who have made the cut either for their obscurity, their interesting history, or their other distinguished features. (more…)

07/25/14 9:00am

japanese house prospect park south brooklyn new york city untapped cities museum of the city of new yorkA Postcard of the Japanese house ca. 1915. The house has since been re-painted red-orange with teal beams. Image via Museum of the City of New York, via Old Images of New York

Urban legend tells that this Japanese house was built special for the Japanese Ambassador, and it was shipped over piece by piece from Japan. Neither of those stories are true. What is true, however, is that somebody actually lives in this Japanese style house south of Prospect Park in Flatbush-Ditmas Park. It was built in 1903, and currently, the house has landmark status and it is valued at over $1 million. (more…)