Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Stonewall Inn Project to Preserve Stories Behind a Gay Rights Monument [The New York Times]: On Sunday, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York announced a $1 million grant from Google.org, the internet giant’s philanthropic wing, to The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, to start a project preserving the oral histories and human experiences of the people who stood up and fought back during those tense days in 1969.
- Visit 1911 New York City with help from MoMA’s archives [Curbed NY]: Here’s something rather cool for your Monday morning: as part of its push to showcase more of its collection digitally, the Museum of Modern Art recently added a short film, “New York 1911,” to its website, where it’ll be available through July 14.
- Hell Is New York City’s Transit Situation [Slate]: So the millions of people who rely on the subway to get around are suddenly faced with much longer commutes and much more uncertainty and an element of surprise that people do not want to schedule into their daily trips to work or home or school.
- Incredible photos of New York City when it was covered in farmland [Business Insider]: As early as the 17th century, before Manhattan formed its famous street grid, the island contained farms in neighborhoods from Midtown to the Upper West Side.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 15 Must-Visit Places in Morningside Heights, NYC: An Untapped Cities Guide
- The Hidden NYC Art Installation at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center’s Original IRT Subway Entrance
- NYC’s Beautiful and Mysterious Fire Alarm Telegraph Stations