Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- The tribal war over property gifted to banned Indian chief [NY Post]: Tribal warfare has broken out over a millionaire’s offer to give a piece of Manhattan — his West Village home — back to the Indians. Jean-Louis Goldwater Bourgeois is ready to bestow the $4 million house on the Hudson River to Anthony Jay Van Dunk, a chief in the Lenape nation, the tribe that originally inhabited Manhattan.
- See the futuristic new gallery spaces coming to the High Line [Time Out]: In New York, gallery districts come and go, moving from one part of town to the next, usually for the same reason: Rising rents. The formula is as simple as it is inexorable: Art attracts people with money and that in turn makes everything more expensive. In the 1980s, for instance, there was lively concentration of cutting-edge spaces run by young dealers in the East Village. It lasted for about eight years before gentrification sent them packing. Some of the more successful of them moved to Soho, which had been a destination for art lovers since the late 1960s.
- City Beats: 5 of the Best Books On Music and New York City [Signature]: New York City is the city that never sleeps. You can ride a subway across the Manhattan Bridge at 2 AM and watch a bicyclist dart along the bike path outside your window, because it’s impossible to be alone even if you’re traveling in the middle of the night. And while the city provides its own sonic soundtrack of sirens, car horns, and chatter, New York City also possesses a wide range of strong musical cultures.
- A Stunning Look at How New Yorkers Enjoyed the Snow in Central Park [TIME]: Winter storm Stella may not have brought as much snow to New York City as last year’s major storm, but it still made for quite the snow day. Over seven inches accumulated over a 24-hour time span and TIME sent videographers Devin Yalkin and Johnny Milano to marry vastly different approaches to documenting the storm.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- Daily What?! Albert Einstein’s Eyeballs are Stored in a Safety Deposit Box in NYC
- 10 of Cleveland’s Most Notable and Quirky Architectural Sites
- The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Flatiron Building