Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- “The Cactus Store” Pops Up at 5 Essex St., Alongside Former Schames Paint Building | The Lo-Down: News from the Lower East Side [The Lo-Down]: It has been seven years since the paint store, M. Schames & Sons, relocated to Delancey Street after its longtime home was destabilized by a neighboring demolition project.
- See The Flatbush Ave Street Fair In Photos [BKLYNER]: Even on a hot Sunday in Flatbush, the crowds came out in droves for the much-anticipated Flatbush Street Fair on June 18, organized by the Flatbush Ave Business Improvement District.
- The NYPL’s Rose Reading Room’s Ceiling Broke Again, But It’s Fine! [Gothamist]: The incident was minor and was not related to the previous incident in 2014, when a plaster rosette fell from the ceiling. Following that 2014 rosette fluke, the Room was closed for years to undergo a full, $12 million restoration; it reopened late last year.
- The MTA Outdid Itself Once Again This Morning [Gothamist]: It’s Tuesday morning in New York City, one of the most modern urban metropolises on earth, though you wouldn’t know it from our busted old raggedly syphilitic mass transit system. Once again this morning subway service on multiple lines ground to a halt as the system suffered delays due to our old friend “signal problems.”
- Robert Moses’s Jones Beach [Curbed NY]: In 1923, the young, ambitious, then-unknown city planner Robert Moses visited Jones Beach on Long Island countless times. He’d launch a small boat from across the bay and spend days alone out there. Across the dunes, Moses would look onto the Atlantic, the Fire Island lighthouse further east, and New York City 25 miles west. Besides a few men who lived in caves among the dunes and seasonal hunters who visited Jones Beach, the place was empty, wild, and far away. It conjured up something in Moses.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- First Greenmarket Returns to World Trade Center Since 9/11 at Oculus Plaza
- 11 Unique LGBTQ+ Events to Sparkle Up Your NYC Pride Week
- 15 Must-Visit Places in Morningside Heights, NYC: An Untapped Cities Guide