A rendering of the BQX streetcar running on Berry Street in Williamsburg. Image via Parsons Brinckerhoff
Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- ISR ART’s new mural #XOLA (Stay in Peace) on Franklin St and West Broadway in Manhattan [NYC DOT]: “Xola is representative of a feminine energy force that is all encompassing, inclusive and awe-inspiring. Xola welcomes you to charge and open your divine feminine here amidst all that tries to stand against you.
- Brooklyn Queens Connector: news and updates [Curbed New York]: Everything you need to know about the proposal to create a streetcar connecting the waterfront neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens.
- The Headache of Living Next to Endless Construction [The New York Times]: In a city that never stops building, New Yorkers have become hardened to some of the inconveniences. We expect the jackhammers, the sidewalk bridges and the cranes. But we also expect that an eyesore will eventually go away and reveal some shiny new thing.
- OTD in 1954, Marilyn Monroe’s dress famously flew up above a random NYC subway grate [6sqft]: Sixty-three years ago today, one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history happened on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 52nd Street, above a gritty subway grate. On September 15, 1954, Marilyn Monroe’s white halter dress blew up over her hips while filming “The Seven Year Itch.”
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 10 Things Not to Miss at the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy
- 9 of NYC’s Most Interesting Fun Facts
- First Sri Lankan Museum Outside of Sri Lanka Opens on Staten Island, NYC