Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- How the Mob Helped Establish NYC’s Gay Bar Scene [HISTORY]: It was an unlikely partnership. But between New York’s LGBT community in the 1960s being forced to live on the outskirts of society and the Mafia’s disregard for the law, the two became a profitable, if uneasy, match.
- Did a Teacup Inspire Original Owners to Build This Majestic Greek Revival Villa on a Hill? [Brownstoner]: This restored 1830s Greek Revival villa, at one time known as Crow Hill, has an unusual design and an interesting history. The house is located at 2705 Route 9H in Kinderhook, N.Y., the Hudson River Valley town known for its charming downtown and numerous historic sites.
- PHOTOS: First steel column installed at 1401-foot One Vanderbilt, NYC’s second-tallest skyscraper [6sqft]: With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt, soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper, officially began vertical construction on Friday.
- Mumbai Has the World’s Second Largest Concentration of Art Deco Buildings [Architectural Digest]: New York’s Chrysler Building, the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, and the Delano in Miami may come to mind as some of the world’s most beautiful Art Deco Buildings, but what about Mumbai’s Eros Cinema, Empress Court, and India Assurance Building?
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- Photos of all 31 Days of Banksy’s NYC Residency, “Better Out Than In” and Map of Locations
- 20 Abandoned Places in NYC: Asylums, Hospitals, Power Plants, Islands, Forts
- A Look Back to Prince’s Syracuse Carrier Dome Show on Release of Remastered Purple Rain Album