04/09/14 10:00am

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The history of Steinway Street, running through Astoria, Queens, is deeply intertwined with the history of the piano maker Steinway and Sons. The street is also a central part of what is historically known as Steinway Village. Today, Steinway Street is a major shopping street with a vast array of stores. A stretch is also home to a micro-neighborhood dubbed Little Egypt.


04/09/14 9:00am

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The long vacant New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be open to the public briefly on April 22nd, the actual date of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair. In anticipation, the Facebook page People for the New York State Pavilion has been busier than ever. We came across these great before/after photographs by Robert Fein, a member of the page and student at Queensborough Community College. Taken in gloomy weather, the then and now images particularly highlight the state of deterioration at the site.


04/08/14 3:00pm

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Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading today:

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04/08/14 2:00pm

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We recently posted photos of the abandoned Ellis Island hospitals located on the south side of the island. Photographer Paul Margolis has also explored the abandoned ruins of this site in 2002, and has shared with us an impressive collection of photographs of the hospital. Starting April 11th and ending on June 29th, these photographs will be on display at The Living Room Gallery at St. Peter’s Church. Entitled Hidden Ellis Island, you can see vivid photographs of the once teaming hospital.


04/08/14 12:00pm

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Execution Rocks Lighthouse Today (photo via Scouting NY

New York City’s surrounding islands are always home to unique structures, from hospitals to now a lighthouse. On the Long Island Sound north of Sands Point sits Execution Rocks Lighthouse, recently covered by Nick Carr of Scouting NY. This lighthouse and keeper’s house is in immaculate condition thanks to oversight by Historically Significant Structures.


04/08/14 10:00am

This year on the Park Avenue Mall is Alice Aycock’s ‘Park Avenue Paper Chase’

There are more then daffodils popping up in our parks and public spaces.  Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite public art pieces so far this season that we think you should check out this month!