Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- ‘Heard it through the grapevine?’ The source was probably at 6th Avenue and 11th Street [6sqft]: On August 6, 1966, the first known recording of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” was made by the Miracles. Written by Motown pioneers Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, the song was re-recorded several times, most famously by Gladys Night and the Pips and Marvin Gaye, whose version landed on the top of the charts for seven weeks in early 1969.
- See What’s Behind the Scenes at Prospect Park’s Lefferts Historic House [Brownstoner]: Prospect Park is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and in honor of the occasion the Prospect Park Alliance is offering a tour of one of special places in the park. The Lefferts Historic House, the 18th century farmhouse located near the Willink entrance to Prospect Park, is giving participants the chance for a behind the scenes tour.
- The Urban Lens: Documenting the change in Tribeca from the early 1900s to present day [6sqft]: 6sqft’s ongoing series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this installment, Ivan Kosnyrev shares before-and-after photos of Tribeca.
- Historic Cannons Outside Longtime Military Surplus Store to Stand Down [DNAinfo]: HELL’S KITCHEN — For as long as Jim Korn can remember, a pair of 19th century cannons have stood guard outside his family’s military surplus store on West 42nd Street. But later this month, the cannons will vanish for the first time since Korn’s father anchored them outside Kaufman’s Army & Navy at 319 W. 42nd Street in 1950.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- Dial a Poem from A Vintage Phone at the New Museum in NYC
- What to See at NYC Summer Streets 2017: An Untapped Cities Guide
- There’s a Phone Booth With a Direct Line to the Government at The Standard, High Line in NYC