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

  • Village Neighborhood Group Unhappy With Ai Weiwei’s Upcoming Washington Square Park Installation [Gothamist]: This fall, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will embark on his largest public art project to date, bringing around 300 individual works to all five boroughs as part of an exhibition titled “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”. Some Greenwich Village residents are up in arms in response to last week’s announcement by the Public Art Fund.
  • Dumbo’s Cobblestone Streets in Federal Crosshairs [Crain’s New York]: The historic cobblestones lining portions of Dumbo’s streets will likely have to be removed because they don’t comply with federal regulations, a study released Saturday said.
  • The Swiss Chalet of Greenpoint (Photos) [Brownstoner]: It is a bit of a surprise when one stumbles across it on Manhattan Avenue in the heart of Greenpoint — a wood-frame building with a Greek name and a bit of Swiss design flair. Keramos Hall, at 857-861 Manhattan Avenue, was a center for social activity in the late 19th century, suffered a wretched defacement in the 20th century, and was given a new life with a 21st century restoration.

  • It’s (Almost) Sesame Street in Ditmas Park: Neighbors Welcome [Bklyner]: Want to see some Sesame Street characters? Fiat Chrysler is filming a commercial featuring the characters today and tomorrow — and the location manager says neighbors are welcome to stop by.

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