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

  • Prospect Park employs a new set of weed-eating goats [Curbed NY]: Four new goats have been employed to replace the last set of goats that were tasked with munching Prospect Park’s weeds and invasive plant species. This time around, the goats will shift their focus from the park’s Vale of Cashmere to the steep Lookout Hill, reports DNAinfo. 
  • Grotesque faces staring at you at Hunter College [Ephemeral New York]: The East 68th Street campus of Hunter College doesn’t look very collegiate, with its skywalks and square modernist buildings. But there’s a wonderful exception to all those concrete boxes: Thomas Hunter Hall at 934 Lexington Avenue.
  • Nearly complete tunnels under Hudson Yards need more funding to finish [6sqft]: Currently, the first part of two box tunnels under the Hudson Yards development, below 10th and 11th Avenues on Manhattan’s west side, sits mostly finished. While construction of the final piece has yet to begin, when it’s complete the remaining section would link the tubes to the proposed new tunnel under the Hudson River, providing better access to Penn Station.
  • UNESCO Just Announced 21 New World Heritage Sites [AFAR Magazine]Last week, UNESCO announced its latest additions to the list of locations it has deemed World Heritage Sites. According to a story on CNN, with the 21 new sites added this year, the formal compendium now stands at 1,073.

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