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.
The infamous Rikers Island, the East River home to NYC’s main prison complex.
The first island that typically comes to mind at the thought of NYC is Manhattan. It’s hard to remember that Manhattan isn’t the only island in the city. This week’s featured Foursquare list taps into The Other Islands of NYC, ranging from popular spots like Roosevelt Island to lesser-trod places like a prison complex and a lump of bedrock. (more…)
FDR Four Freedoms Park, bust of FDR
We’ve been honored to go behind-the-scenes at FDR Four Freedoms Park while it was under construction for the last two years, from the time it was just a few pylons in the water to when “The Room” was completed. Yesterday, we were proud to witness the unveiling ceremony on the tip of Roosevelt Island. With speeches by President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Tom Brokaw and Ambassador William vanden Heuvel, distinguished guests like Henry Kissinger, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the Frank Delanor Roosevelt’s family, and performances by the West Point Band and Staten Island PS22 Chorus, it seemed that nothing could mar the beautiful fall day. (more…)
Last week Untapped was given an exclusive tour of the FDR Four Freedoms Park, including the famous “Room” at the tip of Roosevelt Island. Back in March, we took a tour just after the granite blocks were delivered and there has been quite a bit of earth moving since then. We also got to get up close and personal with the ruins of the smallpox hospital this time. (more…)