In 1982, the artist Agnes Denes planted two acres of wheat on the Battery Park landfill, a new outcropping on the Manhattan waterfront created as a result of excavation for the World Trade Center in the 1970s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAGVQLHvwOY On October 4th, The Warner Bros. movie Joker will bring Gotham back to life again, starring Joaquin Phoenix in
The beloved book Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem is coming out as a feature film with Edward Norton and Alec Baldwin as Robert Moses, with many great locations that create the film noir mid-century aesthetic of the book (including old Penn Station!)
Meet Elyse Marks, a restoration architect working on NYC's most historic buildings who is certified as a rope access technician, performing gravity-defying inspections!
A new video series by artist Aaron Asis, who is also our new Artist in Residence at Untapped Cities, goes into the forgotten and abandoned places in NYC. In the latest, we go into the off-limits New York State Pavilion, a remnant of the 1964 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
A silver Spitfire plane that served in World War II, flying more than 51 missions during the war, is en route to the NYC-area in an attempt to complete the world's longest flight.
Current construction has revealed the dramatic barrel vault underbelly in the ceiling of Penn Station, but most exciting is the glimpse of original elements from the 1910 McKim, Mead & White station.
The Paley Center for Media in New York will open the exhibit Making Maisel Marvelous, featuring original set pieces you can play with, costumes and more. Who doesn't love Midge?
The new guidebook Don't Be a Tourist in New York by Messy Nessy Chic is full of hidden gems, underground spots and vintage style — but also food and drink spots to round out the experience.
A free transportation system by self-driving cars was just launched by Optimus Ride in Brooklyn Navy Yard that will run from the entrance to the NYC Ferry.