07/18/14 3:00pm

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

07/18/14 2:00pm

13th avenue manhattan daily what west village new york city untapped citiesThis is a view of 13th avenue. “13avenorth” by Jim.henderson at Wikipedia

There may be a 13th avenue in Brooklyn, but have you ever seen the minuscule 13th avenue in Manhattan? Despite its unassuming size, 13th Avenue holds prime Meatpacking District real estate with coveted Hudson River views. It lies just West of 11th Avenue (ironically, 13th Avenue doesn’t go anywhere near 12th Avenue), between Little West 12th Street and Gansevoort Street…but it wasn’t always so small. (more…)

07/18/14 12:00pm


Ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

Ugh, summer. I’m so tired of it that I’m even tired of complaining about it, and it’s not even halfway over yet. If you need me, I’ll be over here with my face smashed right up against the air conditioner, dreaming about avalanches.

Alas, no one can spend three months in the comfort of the climate-controlled indoors. Sometimes we have to go outside to do things like hang out with other humans we like, or do our jobs, or buy ice cream. Whatever your outdoor mission, chances are pretty good that you’ll see some other people, and they’ll be wearing clothes. Summer fashion tends to exist in a Venn diagram of bright-colored / flowing / wtf, probably a result of heat-induced psychosis. I saw an amazing example of this convergence on the C train the other day.


07/18/14 10:00am

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We here at Untapped Cities are always interested in uncovering the unseen, unnoticed, or misunderstood aspects of urban life. As such, we were super excited to speak with Morbid Anatomy Museum founder Joanna Ebenstein who, along with a community of “rogue scholars”, is dedicated to harboring some of the weirdest and most obscure artifacts in the world. We chatted with her about the roots of her unorthodox museum, which just opened two weeks ago in Gowanus, and its newest exhibit, The Art of Mourning.


07/18/14 9:00am

Bar Subway Map-Thrillist-NYCImage via Thrillist

You may remember the map that called out the best coffee shops near each subway station in ManhattanQueens and Brooklyn. Well, Thrillist has just done the same thing but for bars! With this creative take on the traditional subway map, it’s easy to find any local drinking hole near subway stations around Manhattan . Broken down further by subway line for clear viewing, here are their callouts:


07/17/14 4:00pm

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