It’s been an amazing year for “untapped,” quirky news and we thought we’d take a look back at our most popular articles for 2013 on Untapped Cities:
Yes, NYC’s mail used to be transported underground by a series of pneumatic tubes! We’re on Team Bring Them Back USPS!
Source: The Works
We got caffeined up and went in search for coffee shops with great coffee and great design.
Source: The Cool Hunter
This event marked the end of an era, for New York City, and for its street art scene. One piece of positive news: Untapped Cities contributor Rachel Fawn Alban has adopted the 5Pointz graffiti cat, Baxter.
Up 3,922 crumbling steps is an abandoned U.S. Navy transmitter station, secret during WWII. The son of an officer once stationed there shared with Untapped Cities photographs and more information this year.
We rounded up 7 of our favorite abandoned subway stations in NYC, and followed up with a piece on 9 abandoned and incomplete subway platforms and levels.
Our resident Grand Central expert, Tamara Agins, of the NYC Department of City Planning, shares her favorite secrets of this landmark terminal, including a tennis court inside!
We’ve done a few in-depth articles about the secrets of Central Park, such as what’s there that wasn’t in the original plan and some of its more naturalistic secrets. This is our top 10 list of our favorite secrets in this famous park!
Hart Island is uninhabited today, but more than 800,000 dead has been buried there since 1869, making it the largest tax-funded cemetery in the world!
Smaller structures on the island housed records for the Department of Corrections. Source:Kingston Lounge
And here are the honorable mentions for 2013!