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Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- In 1894, the first bike lane in America was built on Brooklyn’s Ocean Parkway [6sqft]: While many hipsters can be seen trekking through Brooklyn on their bikes today, the borough’s infatuation with cycling actually dates back to the nineteenth century. On June 15, 1894, Ocean Parkway became the first street in the U.S. to have a designated bike lane.
- Early Addition: The Best Pizza In NYC For Every Budget [First We Feast]: Given New York’s pizza heritage (the birthplace of American pizza) and proficiency at styles (Sicilian, grandma, neo-Neapolitan), comparing pizzas fairly can be challenging. How do you rate a classic slice against a Neapolitan pie?
- With bicycle ridership up, city will add 60+ miles of bike lanes a year [6sqft]: As the city subway systems struggle to keep up with increased ridership, it’s a no brainer that more New Yorkers would take to the streets on bicycles rather than deal with the modern-day headaches of train travel. In fact, as 6sqft reported just yesterday, more commuters bike to work here than any other U.S. city.
- New York Today: Instruments of New York [The New York Times]: New York boasts almost every genre of music. This month alone, you can check out classical, electronic, jazz, hip-hop, gospel, folk and musical theater events around the city. This list got us thinking: Does the city have an official instrument?
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 7 of NYC’s Lost Baseball Stadiums
- 10 Places in NYC That Are the Last (or Only) of Their Kind
- There’s a “Beer ATM” inside Randolph Beer in Williamsburg, Brooklyn