Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- You can own two Westchester homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright students [6sqft]: It’s rare to own a home in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, but here’s two just outside of NYC in Westchester County. Brownstoner showcased the homes, both designed with Wright’s “Usonian” ideals in mind–affordable homes integrated skillfully with the landscape.
- Century-Old Bike Path in Queens to Be Repaved, Officials Say [DNAinfo]: A portion of the historic Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, a century-old former road that currently serves as a bicycle and pedestrian path, will soon be repaved, according to Councilman Barry Grodenchik, who secured $1.25 million for the project. The 3-mile greenway, which dates to 1908 and connects Cunningham Park and Alley Pond Park, has not been resurfaced in years, making it bumpy for bicyclists and a tripping hazard for pedestrians and joggers, locals said.
- NYC’s Hidden Marine Wonderland Revealed in New Map [Live Science]: New York City, it’s time to get to know your neighbors. No, not New Jerseyans. Look the other way — toward the ocean. A new map produced by the New York Aquarium and National Geographic reveals the biodiversity teeming off the city’s shores.
- Vintage subway cars to run at Transit Museum this weekend [amNewYork]: In their half-century on New York’s tracks, the low-voltage subway cars saw two world wars, two World’s Fairs and 20 world championships from the Yankees. The dark green-painted steel cars known as Lo-Vs were named after their low-voltage propulsion control, a system that brought huge safety gains for the crews of what was then the Interborough Rapid Transit Co.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- The NYPL is Bringing Books Underground With the “Subway Library”
- “Pride Train” Shares Message of Hope in NYC Subway Stations
- 20 Must Visit Places in Inwood, NYC: An Untapped Cities Guide