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Our readers have been eating up our roundup of film locations for the hit Netflix show Orange Is the New Black, but we wanted to share more in detail about the semi-abandoned Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, which serves as the exterior film set of Orange Is The New Black. The locale combines two of our favorite things: urban exploration and film locations. In fact, Untapped Cities reader James Garcia, a filmmaker and paranormal investigator, headed back to Orangeburg, New York this past weekend on our suggestion to capture more shots of both the set area and the creepy abandoned buildings–he’s been filming this complex for quite some time. If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll recognize many spots.


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It’s amazing how “A Show About Nothing,” can mean so much to New York City. In celebration of the iconic New York City-based comedy series Seinfeld coming to Hulu, the streaming company has reconstructed Jerry’s Upper West Side apartment for a free exhibition titled “Seinfeld: The Apartment.” Starting June 24th and running until Sunday, visitors can actually go to Milk Studios at 451 W. 14th Street in Chelsea, to see, in person, a recreation of the couches, hanging bicycle, and Superman refrigerator magnet that they’ve always seen on TV. This morning, we got a sneak preview to share with you what the experience is like.


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At 92 years old, you would expect someone like Ellsworth Kelly, long-established as a forerunner of the minimalist, hard-edge painting, and Color Field painting schools, to slow down, perhaps thinking about retirement. But with enough works created over the past two years to fill all four Chelsea spaces of Matthew Marks Gallery on West 22nd and 24th Streets, that didn’t seem to be the case. Kelly’s self-titled exhibit at the gallery closed on Friday, but some of his earlier works are still on display at the nearby Whitney Museum‘s inaugural exhibit, ‘America is Hard to See.’


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Bryant Park is one of the city’s most illustrious public spaces, but it has come a long way from its more humble origins. As we’ll show in this guide, the history and architecture reveal the many secrets that lie beneath and around the park today.


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Although the Picasso tapestry at the Four Seasons Restaurant is now on display at the New York Historical Society, the iconic restaurant in New York City’s Seagram Building has offered yet another reason to stop by. A new exhibit, Side by Side by photographer Robin Hill launched yesterday, and for architectural fans it’s a must-see. The Seagram Building is a fitting backdrop, as Philip Johnson designed both this Park Avenue skyscraper as well as the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. But the juxtaposition of the Glass House and the Farnsworth House–at least in such a formal study–is new.