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Sol Moscot Building-Lower East Side-Demolition-NYCSol Moscot building on Lower East Side. Photo via Flickr by Sali Sasaki.

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

  • New York’s Growth Can be Measured in Trashbags [NY Times]: Cleaning New York has never been easy. But it is getting harder and more expensive as the city’s all-time-high population of 8.5 million, and booming tourism, mean more people — and more trash — in more places than ever before.
  • Lower East Side’s old Moscot HQ Poised for Demolition [Curbed NY]: The former Moscot headquarters on the Lower East Side has long been poised to give way to a new high-rise, and after five years of circling in the rumor mill it seems the site is being leveled for just that.
  • LaGuardia AirTrain Planning Begins with Request for Proposals [amNY]: The Port Authority on Monday announced it has issued a request for proposals for preliminary engineering and planning work for a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia from Willets Point. The request for proposals closes in four weeks. The selected firm will be responsible for the planning of two AirTrain stations at new terminal buildings of the airport; an AirTrain station at Willets Point; and construction related to the right of way for the train between the airport and Willets Point.
  • Join the Conversation for Immigrant Rights at Brooklyn Museum [Brownstoner]: The Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Community Foundation are holding a panel to get in-depth perspective on the issue from the leaders of groups who work for immigrant interests every day. Defending Immigrant Rights: A Brooklyn Call to Action will discuss the effects of President Trump’s executive order on Brooklyn’s immigrant communities. Leaders of community organizations that are part of the Immigrant Rights Fund, which is funded by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, will speak.

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