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

  • ‘Harry Potter’ To Celebrate 20th U.S. Anniversary At N-Y Historical Society [Gothamist]: Earlier this year the New York Academy of Medicine in East Harlem celebrated the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone by pulling its 15th century magic books out of its archives, and soon the New-York Historical Society will honor two decades of Harry Potter in the U.S. with a major exhibition on the wizarding series’ history. SO MANY DRAWINGS OF DRAGONS.
  • MTA doubles fines for littering in the NYC subway [CurbedNY]: In its latest push to fix the city’s ailing subway system, the MTA has decided to double the fine for littering, the New York Post reports. In a week from today, the state will direct the Department of Environmental Conservation to increase the fine for littering from $50 to $100.
  • Video: Indecisive Pigeon Riding Subway Cannot Handle ALL THE POSSIBILITIES [Gothamist]: Nietzsche once said that if you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. This video of a pigeon casually having his mind blown on the subway is pretty much the same thing. I’ve stared at it long enough to know now that it contains the entire world inside of it.

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