People hold ‘Gay Pride’ and ‘Mattchine’ (The Mattachine Society was a early American gay rights organization) signs during the first Stonewall anniversary march Image via Fred McDarrah.
Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- #231 The Stonewall Riots Revisited [The Bowery Boys]: In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, undercover police officers attempting to raid the Stonewall Inn, a mob-controlled gay bar with darkened windows on Christopher Street, were met with something unexpected — resistance.
- New photos of Long Island City’s 1 QPS Tower show off NYC’s highest rooftop pool [6sqft]: Just in time for the height of the summer season, developer Property Markets Group has released a set of new photos of their 500-foot Long Island City rental 1 QPS Tower, which has the highest rooftop pool in the city, complete with panoramic skyline views, plenty of lounge chairs, and a stylish bar area.
- A Dutch sailor’s photos of the New York of 1979 [Ephemeral New York]: In 1979, Peter van Wijk was a radio officer in the Dutch Merchant Marine. That summer, his ship docked a couple of times in New York Harbor, giving him the opportunity to visit Manhattan and wander the streets.
- Longtime Bed Stuy Resident Claudette Brady Reflects on Preservation and Change [Brownstoner]: Since moving to Bed Stuy in 1995, Claudette Brady has helped revive her block association, organized It’s My Park Day at Von King Park, served as a member of Community Board 3, and was on the advisory board of the Historic Districts Council.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 20 Abandoned Places in NYC: Asylums, Hospitals, Power Plants, Islands, Forts
- Downtown Doodler: Hidden History of Washington Square Park in NYC
- NYC Fun Facts: How NYC Earned Its Nickname “The Big Apple”