Amsterdam Avenue and 67th street: On a dilapidated lot nestled between new and old luxury towers stands one of the last vestiges of what the Lincoln Center area once was in the 1980s and 1990s. Already clad in scaffolding, it is only a matter of time before this structure is converted.
Untapped New York will be raffling off a one-year membership to MOMA at the charity: water benefit on September 9th, 2010!
Best public service ever: free ten minute massages! This group has been all over public places in Paris: the Pompidou Center, Paris Plage, Notre Dome, Place Monge and more.
Untapped went on a Père Lachaise adventure, beginning at the Philippe Starck-designed hotel and bar, Mama Shelter in the 20th arrondisement, situated across from music venue La Fleche D'or. It has some of the best cocktails in town and with rooms running at around 110 euros per night, it's my top recommendation for hotels in Paris.
I'm happy to report that the love locks on the Pont des Arts have made a comeback, despite the city's decision to mass remove them during the week of May 9th, 2010.
PARK(ing) Day, is coming back September 17th! The concept is simple: turn parking space into public space. It's part political, part environmental, part cultural. And for urban planners and architects, creative too.
I think the most telling thing about the region is what it’s called: Pays-Basque, or Basque Country. I like to think it’s a little dig to the Netherlands (Pays-Bas), like hey–one region in France has just as much as your whole country! But Pays-Basque really does have quite a lot to offer.
The Parc de la Villette is the largest landscaped park in Paris. Designed by Bernard Tschumi, the park is home to numerous concert halls. This summer I checked out the National, Pavement, Fanfarlo, Temper Trap and Plastikman.
When my mother came to visit Paris, I booked a hotel for her near the row of Japanese restaurants on Rue Saint-Anne and within a week, she and I had sampled nearly every restaurant. This is our "Best of Rue-Saint Anne" list.
A coffee emergency leads to the discovery of a great coffee shop in Paris.