Irene Madrigal
Irene Madrigal is a sophomore at Barnard College intending on majoring in English and History with a minor in Spanish. As a native New Yorker, she can be found guiding her friends across the city and showing her love for her home borough, Brooklyn. When's she not doing this, Irene can be found painting, baking apple pie in her kitchen, or writing her next article for the Columbia Daily Spectator and Untapped New York.
Winter Cathedral at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Arts & Culture

13 New Public Art Installations In NYC December 2021

Though the year may quickly be coming to a close, public art installations continue to open across New York City. From the Park Avenue Armory to Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, a dozen new art installations are available for view. This December be sure to check out Lisa Congdon’s large-scale printed vinyl murals for Rockefeller Center’s holiday installation, Cecile Chong’s sculpture display EL DORADO - The New Forty Niners, and the interactive monument Lenticular Histories at Prospect Park. In addition, keep reading to learn more about art installations still up from previous months.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Untapped New York
Arts & Culture

11 Festive Holiday Events In NYC For 2021

With December fast approaching, the holiday season is in full swing. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday, there are countless events and activities available across New York City to get into the spirit. This year, be sure to check out the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn at Grand Army Plaza or take a trip through the NYC Winter Lantern Festival. If you’re in the mood for shopping in person, stop by the Bryant Park Winter Market to purchase all the gifts you need. Read on for more holiday-themed events happening throughout New York City’s five boroughs for the upcoming month.
Secrets of NYC

Top 10 Secrets of Harlem, Manhattan

Today, the greater Harlem area is split into three distinct sections: West, Central, and East Harlem. From containing the only remaining cast-iron watchtower left in the city to serving as the home for some of the country’s most influential cultural and artistic institutions dedicated to conserving the work of Black Americans, Harlem has much for us all to discover. Read to learn more about Harlem's legacy on New York City.
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