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Discover Local Treasures With This New App

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 6:00 AM

One of our latest favorite apps for local discovery is SPUN, created by the team from Broadcastr. Building upon an impressive list of partnerships with institutions like Lincoln Center, the 9/11 Memorial and NYC Parks from the Broadcastr app, the SPUN team launched this geo-targeted news...

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The Listening: A Fundraiser For The Rockaways Featuring Photos By Wyatt Gallery

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 6:00 AM

Untapped New York is teaming up with the Vanderbilt Republic to put together a pop-up party to raise money for the Far Rockaway Redevelopment Fund. The Listening is an acoustic listening session and art exhibition featuring Wyatt Gallery's photos of the aftermath of Hurricane...

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Hurricane Sandy Blackout Video of Lower Manhattan

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 2:59 PM

After Hurricane Sandy swept through New York City at the end of October, much of Lower Manhattan was left underwater and without power. Once the sun went down on the first night of November, comedian and Untapped New York contributor Jeff Seal grabbed his video camera, got on his bike and tracked down any glimmers of light he could find. He filmed until he got a flat tire, and then continued to film while trekking on foot until his camera ran out of battery.

Seal roamed through the East Village, West Village, Flatiron, down 34th street and 23rd street, among other areas. He was able to capture luminous scenes of candlelit bars and closed 24 hour diners, the reassuring glow of food trucks, and the men and women of the MTA, NYPD, FDNY and Sanitation department keeping things going. These captured moments of humanity amidst the sudden loss of light are best explained in Seal's collected footage. Don't miss the very end, when the camera pans and says it all at the intersection of Madison and 33rd Street.

See more coverage of Hurricane Sandy on Untapped New York, including a photo essay of the aftermath by Wyatt Gallery, surveillance fashion photography by Styleblaster in Williamsburg during the storm, and what the city learned from both the Great Blizzard of 1888 and Hurricane Sandy.

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Street Art With a Bigger Purpose

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 2:13 PM

You may think that you understand street art -- you know about Banksy, you've seen Exit Through the Gift Shop. Especially if you live in a big city, the concept of street art is nothing new. But you might not be aware that in cities like New York City, some...

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5 Artist Studios Turned Museums In Paris

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Tired of long lines at the Louvre? Want a more authentic glimpse into the life of the artists that defined (and sometimes defied) the artistic tradition? There are plenty of small museums in Paris where you can learn the artist's life story and see his collected works.

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A Secretive Formal Dinner At Lincoln Center (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 7:00 AM

On Monday night, 3000 revelers descended onto Lincoln Center in New York City for a pop-up white dinner, the Dîner en Blanc. With the location kept a tight secret until the very last moment, guests met at designated locations and were brought to the location of festivities just...

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Terra Encantada, An Abandoned Theme Park In Rio De Janeiro (PHOTOS)

(241) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 7:30 AM

Barra da Tijuca is one of Rio de Janeiro's most lucrative real estate zones and where the future Olympic Village will be built. Just near the Olympic site sits Terra Encantada, "Enchanted Land," an eerie abandoned amusement park. On a trip to study the legalization of...

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Gustave Eiffel's La Paz (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 7:00 AM

La Paz, Bolivia, is a city that defies expectations. Interesting juxtapositions abound.

One of the most striking things about the city is the European architecture that's often crumbling in disrepair. It immediately reminds visitors of Bolivia's colonial history. Yet, as an outsider looking in, it's hard to sort through...

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Inside the TWA Flight Center At New York's JFK Airport (PHOTOS)

(27) Comments | Posted June 30, 2012 | 8:15 AM

Over the last decade, the now-closed TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, designed by architect Eero Saarinen, has been undergoing painstaking preservation. The center is currently in the process of being approved for adaptive reuse as a hotel.

We got a look inside.

James Steven, manager of...

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The Staten Island Boat Graveyard (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Perhaps you've heard of an elephant graveyard, but what about a boat graveyard? Does such a thing exist? Turns out it does, and New York City has one.

Known as the Witte Marine Scrap Yard, the Arthur Kill Boat Yard or simply the "Staten Island Boat Graveyard," the city's only...

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Amidst War, a Budding Cross-Border Brotherhood Between Syria and Lebanon

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 3:39 PM

By Suraj Patel

Syrian refugees in El Qaa, Lebanon, 30 meters from the border with Syria

Over 8,000 displaced Syrians have streamed into north Lebanon since the beginning of Syrian President Bashar Assad's brutal crackdown...

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