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Summer is in full swing this July in NYC with The Tempest in Central Park, the start of Elastic City 2015, and a Transit Museum vintage bus showcase on Governors Island.

Sunday, July 5th

July 5th marks the last summer performance of Shakespeare in the Park’s 2015 production of The Tempest, free and open to all ages in the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The Public Theater’s next production, Cymbeline, won’t start up until July 27th.

Experience the serenity of summer with YogaSole as part of their free outdoor yoga classes in Prospect Park. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

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Although often overlooked, Washington Heights, in upper Manhattan, contains one of New York City’s great concentrations of pre-war apartment house buildings, including many that retain much of their original architectural grandeur.

The pre-war apartment house, one of the mainstays of New York City architecture, is strongly associated with certain Manhattan neighborhoods, including the Upper East and West Sides, Morningside Heights, and various enclaves south of 59th Street.  However, Washington Heights, perhaps more than any neighborhood, is architecturally defined by the pre-war apartment house.

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Hunts Point Produce Terminal-Bronx-NYCEDC-Behind the Scenes NYC-Untapped Cities-002The Hunts Point Produce Terminal. Photo via NYCEDC

Yesterday, 25 Untapped Cities readers had a chance to go inside the Hunts Point Produce Terminal with the NYCEDC in our Behind the Scenes NYC series. At Hunts Point Produce Terminal in the Bronx, 60% of the produce sales in New York City take place. After an initial walk- through the large maze of facilities, visiting a potato packing plant and a sorting facility, and standing in a rail car that had come in full of produce, the guests were taken to the board room of the terminal where they could ask Myra Gordon, manager of the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market, questions.

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studio dror building residential-NYC-Untapped CitiesA Stuio Dror concept. Image via psfk.com

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bowling green park vintage-NYC-Untapped CitiesBowling Green Park in the early 20th century. Image via nycvintage.com

Few things left in New York City date back to its earliest history as the first New Amsterdam settlement. Broadway is one of them, a street that most associate with running through the whole of Manhattan, but actually runs eighteen miles up through the Bronx and ends just north of Sleepy Hollow. At its other end is South Ferry, the southernmost geographical point of Manhattan that is used now as the embarkment point for ferries to Staten Island. The area around South Ferry is one of the earliest known settlement points for the Dutch explorers that first landed there. What’s more, it is the site of the oldest public park in the entire city, a former cattle market and parade ground known as Bowling Green, which has seen its fair share of events over New York’s nearly 400 year history.

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We all remember that scene in the 2010 film Inception where Leonardo DiCaprio invites Ellen Page inside one of his dreams and turns a city inside out, curving it on itself with his mind. It blew our minds; it was one of the most talked-about special effects stunts in the entire movie. However, the horizon-less projection the film achieves appeared a year before the film, this time designed by a London design firm called BERG. ‘Here & There‘ is a visualization of a horizon-less Manhattan, curled in upon itself and allowing a viewer to see every building and street tilting upwards.

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