Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Carole Teller’s Changing New York [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]: As part of their online Historic Image Archive, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) has just released a new collection called Carole Teller’s Changing New York.
- Penn Station in NYC: the ultimate guide [Curbed NY]: Love it or loathe it, Penn Station is an inextricable part of the New York landscape. Around 650,000 commuters pass through the train station on a daily basis, making it one of the busiest transit hubs in the city (and in all of North America).
- NYC’s second-oldest religious building is close to becoming a landmark [Curbed NY]: The second oldest religious building in New York City is just one step away from being landmarked. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission decided earlier today that they would vote on designating the Old Saint James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst, Queens, in September.
- Madison Square North Historic District should extend past 29th Street, activists say [amNewYork]: The view up Fifth Avenue from the Flatiron Building to the Empire State Building is one to be savored, according to historian Miriam Berman. But as more turn of the century buildings fall victim to the wrecking ball, Berman and others worry that pieces of old New York are poised to be lost forever.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 5 Pet Cafes in NYC: Eat, Sip, and Play With Your Furry Friends
- Fun Maps: “X-Ray” Maps Show What NYC Subway Stations Really Look Like
- 13 Quaint NYC Courtyards Hidden in Plain Sight