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

  • The Charming “Old English” Hidden Terrace of Bay Ridge [Brownstoner]: For those who love hunting the nooks and crannies of Brooklyn for architectural surprises, a hidden street is always a treat. Brooklyn boasts a number of tiny streets, including Barwell Terrace, located off 97th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues in Bay Ridge.
  • Upper West Side synagogue-to-condo conversion highlights larger loss of houses of worship [Curbed NY]: Upper West Side residents’ opposition to plans to convert a historic neighborhood synagogue into condos was dismissed by a State Supreme Court judge last month, the New York Times reports. Locals, mostly from the West Nineties Neighborhood Coalition, had concerns about the scale of the building and its lack of affordable housing. But the judge in the case said their “opposition, as sincere as it might be, is really absolutely irrelevant.”
  • New York Today: New Subway Clocks [The New York Times]: The problem of overcrowding on subways is a circular one: More passengers means more delays, leading to more canceled trains, resulting in — wait for it — more overcrowding. A New York Times analysis of subway data found a shortage of trains not only at peak times but throughout the day.

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