A gentleman using the zip line during Summer Streets, 2016. Image via City Summer Streets on Facebook
Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Weekend Getaways From NYC: 7 Budget-Friendly Destinations [StreetEasy Blog]: The rent is too damn high — definitely too high for a vacation, am I right? For a week-long trip to the Bahamas, that may true. But there are plenty of budget-friendly places near the city for a quick weekend getaway.
- Anyone With A Library Card Can Now Stream Thousands Of Feature Films, Including The Entire Criterion Collection [Gothamist]: Starting Friday August 4th, anyone with a library card (both NYPL and Brooklyn Public Library) will have access to hundreds of movies.
- Summer Streets closures could be expanded in NYC: Transit experts [amNewYork]: This Saturday, there will be a 270-foot waterslide installed near Foley Square, occupying space normally reserved for the chaotic whirl of activity that defines the streets near City Hall and other government buildings.
- Photos: Open hydrants, stoop hangouts – relive old school Brooklyn [Brokelyn]: The moments captured in old photos of a place you know now but didn’t know then can feel more poignant than pictures of your own memories. It’s the combination of familiarity and distance, that this place is so far from you in time, so close to you in space, that makes strangers’ family photos brilliant little pieces of history.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Chelsea Market
- Meet Hamlet: The Algonguin Hotel’s New Residential Cat
- Top 10 Indoor Public Spaces in Manhattan for Your Very Own Urban Oasis