Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- This Might be Hanksy’s Last Show as Hanksy [PHOTOS] [Bowery Boogie]: For street artist Hanksy, the pop-up show at the Krause Gallery on Orchard Street this week might be his last under the pseudo-anonymous moniker. Thereafter, the street artist is expected to retire the puns and transition to a new direction.
- Prospect Park will be completely car-free for two months [Curbed NY]: Say goodbye to automobiles in the Brooklyn park—for the summer, anyway. It has finally happened. After years of buzzing, Prospect Park will be entirely, absolutely, 100 percent car-free—for the rest of the summer, that is.
- Interactive map reveals how your daily commute time compares with the nation’s worst [6sqft]: For something to ponder while trapped in subway hell or highway gridlock, a detailed visualization by statistician Chase Sawyer shows typical commute times clocked in every U.S. county, based on census data from 2011-2015.
- A Little Italy sign reveals an old phone exchange [Ephemeral New York]: They’re hiding in plain sight all over New York: faded ads and signs with the old-school two-letter phone prefixes phased out in the 1960s in favor of 7-digit phone numbers.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 10 of Brooklyn’s Weirdest Places from New Book Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide
- A Pinwheel Rose Garden Blooms, as Prospect Park’s “Connective Project” Opens in NYC
- 5 Lost Neighborhoods in NYC: Radio Row, Little Syria, San Juan Hill, Five Points