Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Goldman Properties Still Mum over David Choe Controversy at Bowery Wall [Bowery Boogie, previously on Untapped]: A graffiti cleanup detail was dispatched to the corner of Bowery and East Houston Monday morning to dispense with the anti-Choe vandalism. Several scrawls of “rapist” covered the new mural, all of which were quickly buffed. The enormous “BTM” spray-tag (Big Time Mafia graf crew), however, remains on view, as attempts to erase ultimately proved futile. (This mural doesn’t have the protective coating that previous artists used.)
- NYC’s most expensive condos ever include 15 Central Park West, One 57 [Curbed NY]: Multimillion dollar sales aren’t an alien concept in New York, but crossing the billion-dollar sales mark is a whole other ballgame. Regardless, seven of the city’s priciest condo buildings have managed to cross that seemingly unattainable figure, a new study by PropertyShark has revealed.
- Looking back at New York’s ‘Summer of Love’ and the birth of the East Village [6sqft]: It has been 50 years since 1967’s “Summer of Love” when young people from around the world flocked to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district and to other urban neighborhoods, including New York’s East Village, to trip out at psychedelic dance parties, sleep in city parks, and live and do whatever they pleased.
- New York Today: Decoding Our Borough Flags [The New York Times, previously on Untapped]: Today is Flag Day, first declared by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 to celebrate the American flag. But did you know each of the city’s boroughs has its own flag?
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- The Top 10 Secrets of Hell’s Kitchen in NYC
- 11 Eateries in Queens Seen on Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown”
- Then & Now: Remnants of the Vanderbilt Mansion in New York City