Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Google Maps’ Street View can now lead you into a bubbling lava lake [The Register]: Google Maps’ Street View can now show you the interior of an active volcano, complete with bubbling lava lake. This one’s a feature, not a bug like Apple Maps’ mistake that put a town of 30,000 people in the middle of a desert or Bing Maps’ use of bad data from Wikipedia that led it to put a city of four million souls in the wrong hemisphere, and therefore in the middle of an ocean.
- Capturing New York City, as It Awakens [The New York Times]: The photographer Sasha Arutyunova, 28, is a nocturnal person who rarely sees the sunrise. In October 2014, she decided to force herself to engage New York City during its daybreak hours, before it applied its makeup or donned its power suit. She was going through a painful breakup at the time, and thought it would be cathartic to do something physically strenuous, and let the city intrude on her private life.
- Musicians Will Be Playing Bach In Subway Stations Throughout New York This Weekend [Patch]: Performers throughout New York City and around the world will take to subway stations this weekend to play the music of J.S. Bach. Bach in the Subways, an international initiative that began in New York City in 2010, aims to bring Bach’s music to public spaces for free in a coordinated, international effort.
- Take a rarely seen look inside New York’s famed Woolworth Building, which is now home to multimillion-dollar condos [Business Insider]: Once the tallest building in New York City, the Woolworth Building is a historic landmark. Completed in 1913, the building was equipped to maintain its own electricity, heat, subway entrance, and barber shop. With past tenants such as Nikola Tesla and the Manhattan Project — the team that helped develop the atomic bombs during World War II — the building has been beloved by historians and New Yorkers for decades.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 27 Historic Estates to Visit in New York’s Hudson Valley
- The Top 10 Secrets of Hell Gate Bridge in NYC
- Remnants of NYC Landfill Explored in ‘Dead Horse Bay: The Glass Graveyard of Brooklyn’ Exhibit