Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Artist Chuck Close gives tour of his Second Avenue subway art [amNewYork]: New York City-based artist Chuck Close, known for his large-scale portraits, gave a guided tour of his 12 pieces of mosaics and tile works, featuring artists such as Kara Walker, Lou Reed, and Cecily Brown, at the Second Avenue-86th Street subway station.
- New York’s coolest ride: the Roosevelt Island Tram is the most unique way to get around [Curbed NY]: It’s not lost on me that for the two transit challenges I’ve undertaken that are based on aesthetics—prettiest on Monday, and coolest today—I’ve chosen modes of transport that are not the subway. In fact, it’s very much intentional.
- Whitney Museum wants to bring a permanent art installation to the Hudson River [Curbed NY]: Less than a week after billionaire Barry Diller announced that he was pulling his support for a “floating park” at Pier 55 designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the Whitney Museum has surfaced plans for its own permanent Hudson River installation, not far from where Pier 55 would’ve taken shape, reports The New York Times.
- A sneak preview of the world’s largest rhino sculpture, coming to Astor Place early next year [EV Grieve, previously on Untapped]: Last Thursday, EVG contributor Derek Berg ran into a group of people on Astor Place doing some preliminary planning for “The Last Three,” what is being billed as the world’s largest rhino sculpture courtesy of artists Gillie and Marc Art.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 11 Eateries in Queens Seen on Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown”
- The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Lower East Side
- Light Show Honoring Influential Female Scientists and Engineers is Projecting Onto Grand Central Terminal’s Ceiling