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

  • MTA Rolls Out Redesigned “Planned Work” Posters [BKLYNER]: The signs that give many subway-riding New Yorkers a headache finally got a facelift this month. The MTA’s new Planned Work posters are much clearer than previous versions, sporting a visual representation of closures and travel alternatives. They’ll be used in all 472 subway stations.
  • ‘Lego House’ designed by Bjarke Ingels is finally open [Curbed]: It was an idea destined to happen: a whole building dedicated to Lego, built with nothing but massive Lego-style “bricks.” Indeed, word of the real-life Lego building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group first got out in 2013. Fast-forward four years, the pile of 21 white blocks is finally complete, looking just as Lego-y as early renderings suggested.
  • The Ever-Changing Bowery [Curbed NY]: Over a century ago, in 1913, when former President Teddy Roosevelt penned his essay comparing the Bowery to hell, there were probably few New Yorkers of his social set who disagreed with him. For nearly three decades, the city’s oldest thoroughfare had been stuck under the shadow of the Third Avenue “El,” and the pall cast by the train tracks seemed to touch every aspect of the street.
  • Sunset Park makes Lonely Planet’s top 10 list of coolest U.S. neighborhoods [amNewYork]: You won’t find a cooler New York neighborhood than Sunset Park, according to Lonely Planet. The British-based travel guide named the Brooklyn neighborhood one of the 10 U.S. neighborhoods you need to visit Tuesday. The guide touted the booming art and commercial scene in Industry City as well as the community’s diversity as major attractions for tourists from around the world.

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