Illuminati Ball-Cynthia von Buhler-Rotchschild-Event-NYCThe Illuminati Ball

There are a lot of fun and exciting New York City events to attend this week, including a full-day of Washington Inauguration Events, a dance party inspired by Alice in Wonderland and our own Untapped Cities Tour of Past, Present and Future of the NYC Subway! (more…)

jungle-ized-times square-nyc-untapped citiesNegative function part of the experience. Image via Times Square Arts

Celebrate Earth Month in Times Square by participating in an interactive sonic visual art installation, called JUNGLE-IZED, a presentation by the Soundwalk Collective and David de Rothschild. As part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, each night from 11:57pm to midnight, the electronic billboards will show JUNGLE-IZED the video directed by Stephan Crasneanscki, revealing the hidden energy that exists in one the most biodiverse environments in the world, brining the animals, the air, the trees and the inhabitants of the Amazon to New York City.  (more…)

The Roof Garden Psycho Barn Untapped Cities AFineLyneThe current Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The fourth annual, site-specific, roof garden installation, commissioned for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is now on view, and it’s the creepy haunted house from the movie Psycho. This summer’s roof garden commission is titled Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), by the acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker(more…)

streits-matzo-filmImage from the trailer for Streit’s matzo film via Youtube

There are a lot of fun and exciting New York City events to attend this week, including a film screening about matzos, a walking tour on New York’s gang history, and our own Untapped Cities Tour of the Woolworth Building! (more…)

States of Incarceration-New School-NYC-Untapped Cities

The Sheila C. Johnson Center at Parson’s New School For Design in Manhattan recently opened an exhibit on the prison system of the United States titled States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories. More than just an exhibition on the formation and history of prisons and the treatment of inmates, it is also a dialogue between students from universities across the country and the conditions of prisons nearest them.  (more…)

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Our upcoming exploration tour of the New York City subway system goes from past (the first subway line and what’s left of the station planned as the “Grand Central” of downtown), to present (inside the new Santiago Calatrava-designed Transportation Hub at World Trade Center and the Fulton Center oculus, to the future – at the Lowline Lab. While the earlier portions of the tour will be led by Untapped Cities tour guide Justin Rivers, the portion at the Lowline will be led by lab docents working directly with the space.