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

  • Historic Sunset Park Arsenal Disappears Under New Cladding [Brownstoner]: A lone doorway peeking out from shiny new cladding is the only original detail left exposed at a former arsenal in Sunset Park at 6301 2nd Avenue. Originally known as the New York State Arsenal, construction on the massive structure started in 1925 and wrapped in 1926.
  • The story behind ‘Scabby the Rat,’ NYC’s symbol of unionized labor [6sqft]: Despite a nationwide decline in union membership, New York City continues to defy this trend. The number of city workers who belong to unions has risen for the last three years in a row, growing from 21.5 percent of all workers to 25.5 percent in 2016. And because of this high number of unionized employees, city residents have become even more familiar with Scabby the Rat–one of the most recognizable symbols of unions.

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