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

  • This Street Artist is Paying Tribute to the Art Lost on 9/11 [PHOTOS] [Bowery Boogie]: A prolific street artist who wishes to remain anonymous spent this morning paying tribute to the losses sustained in the terrorist attacks on 9/11 sixteen years ago. Of both life and culture. The activist placed pieces around the World Trade Center area that memorialize the artworks lost on that day.
  • The Urban Vision of Elaine Norman, an Exhibit Opening Tonight on 1st Street [EV Grieve]: City Lore is pleased to present Elaine Norman’s vision of the city as the first exhibit in our Deep New York series. “Simply strolling down any New York street can be a visual adventure and an endless opportunity for discovery,” she writes. “The City has an extraordinary capacity to blend past and present, high-brow and low, traditional and modern.”
  • Billionaire developer planning ‘Coney Island Trolley’ service [Coney Island News]: The western side of Coney Island will soon have its own trolley service that will go from 3514 Surf Ave. to Coney Island’s Stillwell Ave. subway station, billionaire developer John Catsimatidis said in an exclusive interview with Coney Island News.
  • Columbus Statue Vandalized Amid Debate Over Monuments [Observer]: A statue of explorer Christopher Columbus in Central Park was found vandalized on Tuesday morning, adding fuel to an already contentious debate among New York City elected officials over whether Columbus statues should remain in place.

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