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

  • Dealing With Noisy Neighbors [The New York Times]: Roughly 420,000 noise complaints were reported to the city’s 311 hotline last year, the majority involving human interaction. But let’s be honest: Contacting 311 is not always the fastest or most effective way to silence the cacophony.
  • Chris Burden’s ‘Ghost Ship’ Removed from the New Museum After 4 Years [Bowery Boogie]: The New Museum is in expansion mode. In due course, the forty-year-old institution will expand its capabilities and facilities next door to 233 Bowery. Okay, fine. But what of the appendage protruding from its boxy facade? The life-sized nautical ornament was pried from its four-story perch at the end of July.
  • Freshkills Park Moves Closer to Reality as City Awards $22.9M Contract [DNAinfo]: The city on Monday awarded a $22.9 million contract to a construction firm to finally begin work on the first major section of public park inside the former Fresh Kills Landfill. Lomma Construction Corp. will build the first, 21-acre phase of Freshkill Park’s North Park which will include a birdwatching observation tower and seven-acre seed farm, a spokeswoman for the Parks Department said Tuesday.
  • One Answer To The Cross-Hudson Commuter Nightmare Is… The Javits Center? [Gothamist]: Instead of tackling an estimated $10 billion rehabilitation plan for the grimy, packed Port Authority Bus Terminal, a major transit research organization has pitched a plan they say would more rapidly relieve commuter pressure: build a bus terminal in the basement of the Javits Center.

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