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

  • A magical garden nobody knows in Central Park: [Ephemeral New York]Like many features of the 1858 “Greensward” plan for Central Park, the flower garden that was supposed to be built at 74th Street and Fifth Avenue never made it off the blueprint.
  • Help the NYPL geotag historic photos of New York City: [6sqft]: The New York Public Library has a challenge for all history gurus and NYC experts: Place unlabeled historic photos of the city at the correct location on a map. The new website called Surveyor crowdsources geotags of the NYPL’s photo collections with the goal of creating a digital database to make it easier to find images by the location they were taken.
  • The Lower East Side’s thousands of incoming apartments, mapped [Curbed NY]: The next wave of Lower East Side gentrification is on. That’s no surprise to longtime neighborhood dwellers, who have watched as LES institutions like Streit’s Matzo Factory on Rivington Street, a whole patch of low-rise restaurants along Houston, and parking lots across the neighborhood give way to new condos whose price per square foot broaches $2,000, and rentals that are equally unobtainable.

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