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Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Inside Brooklyn’s Drunken Ghost Hunting Society For Spirit Curious Millennials [Gothamist]: The idea of organizing a “chill club to commune with the dead” came to Anthony Long in 2014, while he was day drinking and watching a show about ghost hunters. “I realized all those shows f-cking suck,” he says. “They lie to you and treat you like an idiot. So I thought, why not get some people together, knock down a few beers, and do some real ghost investigations.”
- Hip-hop history began in the Bronx 44 years ago today [Curbed NY]: On a hot summer night in the Bronx in 1973, DJ Kool Herc (then known by his given name, Clive Campbell) changed music forever. At his sister’s back-to-school party on August 11—44 years ago today—he introduced what’s since become recognized as hip-hop to an extremely enthusiastic audience. “Once they heard that, there was no turning back,” the pioneer told New York magazine. “They always wanted to hear breaks after breaks after breaks.”
- 300 dockless bikeshares are coming to NYC Monday [6sqft]: Watch out Citi Bike, some new competition is rolling in on Monday. As the Post first reports, San Francisco-based bike-sharing company Spin has plans to drop off 300 bikes across NYC—150 throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn and another 150 in the Rockaways.
- Hershey’s Chocolate World Moves to New York Times Square Location [NACS]: In late 2017, the Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction is moving to a bigger location in the heart of Times Square. Nearly three times the size of the old location, the new Hershey’s Chocolate World will offer more ways to experience chocolate and enjoy your favorite Hershey brands than ever before.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 13 NYC Courtyards Hidden in Plain Sight
- 5 NYC Exhibitions Celebrating Women This Summer
- Photos of “dOGUMENTA” in NYC, America’s First Art Exhibit For Dogs