Although the old Metropolitan Opera House in NYC had an opulent, gold interior, it was demolished in 1967 after being denied landmark status.
Get to know Untapped Cities contributor Sabrina Romano, who has been running the vintage photography column and a summer intern at the Untapped HQ.
The oversized Macy's Shopping bag sign at 34th Street Herald Square hides a 5-story building and exists de to a real estate rivalry in NYC
Here is a gkibak list of ten lesser-known historical ruins including the only one in New York City–Renwick Smallpox Hospital on Roosevlet Island.
6 of NYC's most unique secret supper clubs, rated for their clever covert locations, rather than exclusivity from reclaimed dumpsters to private homes.
Photos of the famous rooftop of the second Madison Square Garden where architect Stanford White was murdered in cold blood in 1906.
The swanky Stork Club was the popular night spot for wealthy New Yorkers between 1929 and 1965. Sherman Billingsley, an ex-bootlegger from Oklahoma, owned it.
The Holland Tunnel was the first tunnel created with a complex ventilation system. The two-duct system can replace all the air in the tunnel in 90 seconds.
Even before it was designated as a paid holiday, New Yorkers were celebrating July 4th with colorful fireworks, patriotic parades, and day trips to the beach.
The ritzy Dakota at Central Park West was the first apartment building with amenities for wealthy New Yorkers. It remains an exclusive address in the city.