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Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- NYC Summer Streets Returns in August with a Water Park [DNAinfo]: You’ll be able to walk seven miles of car-free streets in New York City this summer while you take in activities like mini golf, zip lining and even a water park modeled after an LG dishwasher.
- NYC water towers: History, use, and infrastructure [6sqft]: For over 100 years, water towers have been a seamless part of New York City’s skyline. So seamless, in fact, they often go unnoticed, usually overshadowed by their glassy supertall neighbors. While these wooden relics look like a thing of the past, the same type of water pumping structure continues to be built today, originating from just three family-run companies, two of which have been operating for nearly this entire century-long history.
- Out of Fizz, Brooklyn’s Senior Seltzer Man Passes the Torch [The New York Times]: “Old seltzer men never die,” Eli Miller, 84, used to tell his customers. “They just lose their spritzer.” Even by age 80, Mr. Miller, who delivered seltzer in Brooklyn for more than a half-century, was beginning to lose his fizz, physically.
- Google built a tiny Street View car to map out one of the world’s largest model cities, and the results are incredible [Business Insider]: The “Miniatur Wunderland” exhibition, located in Hamburg, Germany, is the world’s largest model railway. If you’ve never seen it before, it’s one of the cutest, most detailed miniature models you’ll ever see in your life.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 10 NYC Churches Hiding Coffee Shops and Eateries Inside
- 10 Unique and Quirky NYC Subway Entrances
- Video Inside the Narrowest House in Manhattan: The Edna St. Vincent Millay House in Greenwich Village