Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Chariot, The First Of The L Train Shutdown ‘Bro Buses,’ Has Arrived [Gothamist]: Next week, Chariot, a commuter van startup for the “on-demand lifestyle” crowd, will debut the service’s first crowdsourced and crowdfunded route in New York, a Williamsburg-to-Midtown shuttle they’re calling the “Midtown Getaround.”
City Opens ‘Surprise Shelter’ in Williamsburg Hotel, Angering Neighbors [DNAinfo]: A “surprise shelter” opened over the summer in a former Union Avenue hotel without notification to the community, an indication that the city has quietly backpedaled on a pledge to warn neighbors at least seven days in an advance before moving in homeless people.
- Uncovering the sites of the South Village’s secret ‘Little Italy’ [6sqft]: Some of the most historically significant sites relating to the Italian-American experience in New York can be found in the Greenwich Village blocks known as the South Village.
MTA Rolls Out Redesigned “Planned Work” Posters [BKLYNER]: The signs that give many subway-riding New Yorkers a headache finally got a facelift this month.
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