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Workers loading fuel aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on Long Island in 1927. Image via the New York Times.

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

  • The Bronx Airport That Never Was [New York Times]: I grew up in the northeast Bronx, and I remember my father and neighbors mentioning that back in the 1920s an airport was planned in the marsh.

  • Study Shows Where NYers Need Affordable Housing Most [Gothamist]: A new analysis of Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing program claims that the lion’s share of housing is underserving the city’s poorest rent-burdened residents in every borough but Staten Island.
  • MTA May Scale Back Emergency Repair Work if City Doesn’t Pay Up [WNYC]: Since July, when MTA Chairman Joe Lhota unveiled his multi-pronged, $800 million emergency subway repair plan, the agency has been sprinting to get as much work done as possible. But the city has been reluctant to contribute, despite Lhota’s pleas and prodding.

  • Musicians Recall Dylan’s First Big Gig and 25 Years of Music History at Gerde’s Folk City [Bedford + Bowery]: Greenwich Village in 1960 was ground zero for folk music. Beat poets of the ’50s gave way to folk singers in Village coffee houses like the Gaslight Café and Café Bizarre. Musicians gathered at the Kettle of Fish bar and Izzy Young’s Folklore Center, which sold books, records and instruments.

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