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


NY Daily News reports that Brooklyn Bridge’s pop-up pool complete with faux sandy beach, lounge chairs and umbrellas will open for the summer on June 27.

The 109-year-old Beaux-Arts building of Brooklyn Public Library’s Pacific branch will be spared from sale and demolition, officials said late on Monday. More information on the New York Times


Curbed LA got a sneak peek at LAX’s  brand new Tom Bradley International Terminal, but we reported on the fact that Surfridge, one of the towns evacuated when LAX was built, is still a ghost town.

Songs in the Key of LA, an exhibition that highlights some of the most vivid sheet-music samples kicks off July 1 at the LA Public Library according to Flavorwire.

Speaking of massive archives, take a look at these stunning photos we found via Flavorwire documenting the increased illumination of Los Angeles. The exhibition  Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and the Los Angeles Basin, 1940–1990  is viewable online through December 31, 2013.


The Paris chamber of commerce and the regional tourism committee launched a new advertising  campaign that asks Parisians to be nice to tourists.  The seven page informational booklet entitled “Do You Speak Touriste”  offers culturally specific tips on how to deal with different nationalities. More in the Atlantic Cities.

This week is  the “Italian Week” in Paris! Various festivities will take place in the 13th arrondissement until next Saturday including: concerts, conferences, documentary screenings and exhibitions. More info on Le Bonbon.


Do you ever wonder about the secret treasures that museums don’t display (such as Harrison Schmitt’s 1972 spacesuit covered in moon dust)? “The Secret Museum”, new book by the modern history Oxford graduate and Telegraph columnist, will pique your curiosity. Read more about the project on Messy Nessy Chic.

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