Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:

  • Crowd-sourced maps show where tourists and hipsters land in every big city [6sqft]: While most New Yorkers can describe each neighborhood in just a word or two, a new website takes these definitions and puts them on a map, giving users a better understanding of how locals see each city block. As ArchDaily learned, the platform, Hoodmaps, crowd sources information, letting the public “paint” parts of the city using six colors to represent “uni”, “hipster,” “tourists,” “rich,” “suits” and “normies.”
  • 20 of NYC’s shortest streets, mapped [Curbed NY, previously on Untapped Cities]: New York is a city of superlatives——greatest, biggest, fastest——so it’s no surprise that even the tiniest additions to the street grid are packed with history. Indeed, many of the smallest streets in Manhattan have deeper histories than entire American towns.
  • Solar Eclipse 2017: How to Enjoy it From NYC [StreetEasy Blog]: The summer of 2017 brings a rare and much anticipated event for astronomy nerds, star gazers and eclipse chasers across America — a total, coast-to-coast solar eclipse. The celestial event will go down on Aug. 21, 2017, and will be the first of its kind in nearly 100 years. The last total, coast-to-coast solar eclipse occurred on June 8, 1918. The next one won’t happen until 2045, and who knows if America will even exist at that point? All of which is to say, you’d better not miss it.

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