07/05/14 11:00am

Here are our picks for the best of the Untapped Cities Photo Pool: It’s Symmetric. We picked these photos because of the equilibrium and balance displayed in each photograph. Remember, to have one of your photos entered in the running for a “Best Of” nod, just use #untappedcities on Instagram or Twitter. Keep an eye on what contributors and readers are checking out by browsing the live feed.

TAAAXXXIII by Matt Lalande aka mjlalande 

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06/30/14 2:00pm

Main Shot-RooftopsImage via Flickr; Patrick Shyu

It’s summertime in the city and there’s no better time for maxin’ and relaxin’ after a long day of work with a cocktail and some friends! These off-the-beaten-path rooftop bars hidden high above buildings around the boroughs offer the chance for some breathtaking views of the sunset and skyline along with the requisite craft mixed drinks, beers and bites.

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12/13/13 9:00am

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If you’re reading this, it may already be too late. When news broke that California’s Department of Public Health had halted production of Huy Fong’s legendary Sriracha sauce for the remainder of the year, our world changed. We changed, New York.

The ‘tomorrow’ we face will not be pleasant. Uncontrollable fires in the streets and subways will replace their equivalent in our mouths. Uncooked pork & chive dumplings will remain frozen through the winter. Shaky alliances will form, and enemies will be made. Worse yet, there is little any of us can do to stop it.

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06/11/13 11:00am

Each week, we’ll feature one of our popular lists on Foursquare (or exciting additions to them). Check out our Foursquare page and follow us for tips on the go by downloading the app.

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The vibrant colors of the naturalistic mosaic that coats the walls at the Essex & Delancey subway station brings a splash of color to subterranean New York. 

Long hailed as one of the most artistic cities in the world, New York City certainly is home to many beautiful art museums and galleries (check out our list of NYC’s Must See Galleries from last week). But even below NYC’s teeming sidewalks and traffic-packed streets, art abounds in the form of murals, mosaics, and sculptures which span the depths of the extensive MTA subway system. In this week’s featured Foursquare list, we bring you Subway Art in NYC, our definitive guide to the city’s truly underground art scene, taken from Untapped Contributor Kristin Gaylord’s column, Transit Talk.

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06/04/13 11:00am

Each week, we’ll feature one of our popular lists on Foursquare (or exciting additions to them). Check out our Foursquare page and follow us for tips on the go by downloading the app.

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New York City has long been known as a central hub for the art world–and with world-class art museums (like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MoMA, and the Guggenheim, for starters), its many resident artists, and its top art schools, no one’s denying that. But every New Yorker knows that the real pulse of the city as art hot spot beats strongest in its many spacious and well-stocked art galleries, in Chelsea, in Soho, even in Brooklyn. Our Foursquare list, Must See Galleries, highlights the best of the bunch, or at least the best of the galleries you haven’t heard of, anyway.  (more…)