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

  • An Ode to Acts of Kindness on the New York City Subway [New York Times]: “The New York City subway is this great equalizer,” said the photographer Andre Wagner, who spent four years taking photographs on its platforms and in its cars. “For this brief moment in time, we’re all in it together.”

  • An Encyclopedia of New York City Transit Design [City Lab]: Tickets, patches, maps, and timetables: a new book presents 150 years of Helvetica-heavy subway artifacts.

  • Urbanism and Culture Collide at the New Museum’s IdeasCity Festival [Curbed NY]: Since its inception in 2011, the New Museum’s IdeasCity—an event that mashes up a conference, hands-on workshops, and street festival—has brought artists and other creative types to cities across the country to discuss, well, cities.

  • Cornell Tech to Spur Wave of New Office Development in LIC, Experts Say [DNAinfo]: The new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island will spur a wave of commercial development in Long Island City — with the neighborhood’s former industrial sites attracting startups wooed by cheaper, hipper and less conventional office space, experts say.

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