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Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:

  • Century-Old Bike Path in Queens to Be Repaved, Officials Say [DNAinfo]: A portion of the historic Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, a century-old former road that currently serves as a bicycle and pedestrian path, will soon be repaved, according to Councilman Barry Grodenchik, who secured $1.25 million for the project. The 3-mile greenway, which dates to 1908 and connects Cunningham Park and Alley Pond Park, has not been resurfaced in years, making it bumpy for bicyclists and a tripping hazard for pedestrians and joggers, locals said.
  • NYC’s Hidden Marine Wonderland Revealed in New Map [Live Science]: New York City, it’s time to get to know your neighbors. No, not New Jerseyans. Look the other way — toward the ocean. A new map produced by the New York Aquarium and National Geographic reveals the biodiversity teeming off the city’s shores.
  • Vintage subway cars to run at Transit Museum this weekend [amNewYork]: In their half-century on New York’s tracks, the low-voltage subway cars saw two world wars, two World’s Fairs and 20 world championships from the Yankees. The dark green-painted steel cars known as Lo-Vs were named after their low-voltage propulsion control, a system that brought huge safety gains for the crews of what was then the Interborough Rapid Transit Co.

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