Janos with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, bonding over a favorite music album
What’s your “day job”?
I am the curator of Janos.nyc. I also keep myself busy meddling in local politics.
Favorite piece you’ve written for Untapped?
My 2012 piece on the Ellis Island South Side hospitals, for Untapped Cities’ campaign with Partners in Preservation. Touring those decaying buildings, it was hard to imagine that it was once the most cutting edge mass health-care facility in the world.
Spring has arrived in New York City and with it, a plethora of outdoor art exhibits in public spaces. Here are 10 installations to check out this month:
This building in East Harlem is both a colorful architectural surprise in Harlem and a feel-good story. The Reece School was founded in 1948 for special needs children by Ellen S. Reece, who housed the school in her brownstone on East 93rd Street, off Third Avenue for almost sixty years. As the school outgrew Ms Reece’s townhouse, they began planning to build a new, high-tech facility to be located at 25 East 104th Street.
Top of the Rock by elifrey
This week, we’ve rounded up the great photos taken by readers from the rooftops of New York City. Hashtag #UntappedCities on Instagram and Twitter if you would like to have one of your photos entered in the running for our weekly “Best Of” column. Also, you can keep an eye on what contributors and readers are checking out by browsing the live feed.
A wooden miniature Brooklyn Bridge is an unexpected addition to a Cobble Hill sidewalk, showing us once again that New York street art comes in all shapes and sizes. Built out of wood, wire and some nails, the replica has, as far as we can tell, a mysterious origin.