Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- How Much Time Was Spent on Subway? M.T.A. Can Now Tell You [New York Times]: Was the commute on New York City’s subway this month worse than last month? Did it feel like the trains were running slower because it was a hot and sticky morning? Exactly how many minutes of the day were spent on delayed trains or crowded platforms? These are questions for which, until now, there were no easy answers.
How to Be a Good ‘Night Mayor’ [City Lab]: New York is the first major American city to create an official body to oversee nightlife. Here’s what it can learn from the European cities that have tried it so far.
- Airbnb Curates NYC ‘Experiences’ with Sarah Jessica Parker, Ansel Elgort [Curbed NY]: Earlier this year, Airbnb expanded its reach beyond short-term rentals in New York City by offering what it calls “experiences”—i.e. tours, workshops, and other events that are meant to show participants “local treasures that typical guidebooks and tours might miss.”
- Inside The Totally Awesome ’90s Store That Just Opened In The East Village [Gothamist]: Recently two friends and business partners, Amanda Dolan and Meagan Colby, brought their 1990s-themed online shop, Spark Pretty, to the streets. East 9th Street, specifically.
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