Tasked to capture a museum for a photography class through the Columbia University architecture program in Paris, I chose the Musée du quai Branly. The museum made a profound impact on me when I first visited in January. Feeling disoriented in the dim cavernous interior of the museum, I did not stay long but the architecture and the feeling of being in the space lingered with me for months.
Global. Timeless. Placeless. These were the keywords from a publisher who was interested in my photography for the cover of a forthcoming book by architect Jan Gehl.
Nestled between the new W Hotel and an abandoned lot a few blocks south of the World Trade Center, a Neo-gothic building at 103 Greenwich Street has a history as incongruous as its architecture. Now an Irish pub, the building began as the home of Dutch immigrant Ryneer Suydam and his family in 1799.
JumpPost is a new way to list your apartment for rent without dealing with an agency middle man and without the sketchiness of Craigslist. Plus, you get paid $500 once it the lease goes through!
Recently Untapped discovered this at Bedford Avenue and N.7th in Williamsburg. Looks like something is in the works for 2010!
January 2010 Manhattenhenge sunrise captured by Untapped New York photographer Monica Morrison on 34th Street.
Today’s post is about prisons, something that the average city dweller doesn’t think about. But what is fascinating is that many of New York’s prisons are right in our midst — we walk and drive by them without noticing.
Secret passageways under Chinatown, remnants of a bygone Bowery beer hall, a rooftop film studio”¦Author David Freeland writes of these and more in his book Automats, Taxi Dances and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure.