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

  • Goldman Properties Still Mum over David Choe Controversy at Bowery Wall [Bowery Boogie, previously on Untapped]: A graffiti cleanup detail was dispatched to the corner of Bowery and East Houston Monday morning to dispense with the anti-Choe vandalism. Several scrawls of “rapist” covered the new mural, all of which were quickly buffed. The enormous “BTM” spray-tag (Big Time Mafia graf crew), however, remains on view, as attempts to erase ultimately proved futile. (This mural doesn’t have the protective coating that previous artists used.)
  • NYC’s most expensive condos ever include 15 Central Park West, One 57 [Curbed NY]: Multimillion dollar sales aren’t an alien concept in New York, but crossing the billion-dollar sales mark is a whole other ballgame. Regardless, seven of the city’s priciest condo buildings have managed to cross that seemingly unattainable figure, a new study by PropertyShark has revealed.
  • New York Today: Decoding Our Borough Flags [The New York Times, previously on Untapped]: Today is Flag Day, first declared by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 to celebrate the American flag. But did you know each of the city’s boroughs has its own flag?

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