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

  • New York City: Photographs of Style, Culture, and Discovery [NY Times]: “It might be cold, but the city streets are still filled with culture and discovery if you’re open to it,” said Andre Wagner, a photographer based in Brooklyn, who roamed the streets of Manhattan this winter in search of stylish moments. “The goal for me is to always try and make photographs that are more beautiful than what was photographed.”
  • How New York City Gets Its Electricity [NY Times]: When you turn on a light or charge your phone, the electricity coming from the outlet may well have traveled hundreds of miles across the power grid that blankets most of North America — the world’s largest machine, and one of its most eccentric.
  • Liz Glynn on her Public Art Fund Commission Opening in Doris C. Freedman Plaza this Spring [BLOUIN ARTINFO]: With an architect for a mother, an engineer father, and a real-estate broker grandmother, Liz Glynn grew up almost excessively preoccupied with the idea of space: What does it mean to have it? How do you quantify it? Who gets to use it? The artist’s new commission for the Public Art Fund, which opens March 1 in Central Park’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza, mashes up two factoids uncovered by the artist in her meticulous research.
  • Surveying the NYC toxic sites owned by the Trump family [Curbed NY]: Over the past seven years, the federal, state, and city governments have coordinated to address some of the most toxic sites in New York City, initiating cleanups in communities where pollution has affected generations of residents. Contaminated waterways are finally being dredged, polluted landfills remediated, radioactive waste sites capped, and neglected brownfields cleared.

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