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

  • 7 Vintage Promotional Videos to Falsely Elevate Your Faith in the Subway [Brokelyn]: Have you ever fallen into the internet wormhole which is the the MTAinfo YouTube page? Well boy are you missing out! The diamonds in the rough, hidden among the hour plus MTA public hearing and board meeting videos, are the vintage subway clips, often in the form of vaguely promotional documentaries and blatantly promotional commercials.
  • Thomas Heatherwick’s 150-foot climbable ‘Vessel’ hits halfway mark at Hudson Yards [6sqft]: In April, construction began on Hudson Yards’ Vessel, a 150-foot-tall steel structure designed by Heatherwick Studio and its 100,000 pound-components were put in place by crane. The $200 million “public landmark” began to rise in August and now the structure’s construction has hit its halfway mark.
  • In Prospect Park, First the Goats, Then the Shrubbery [New York Times]: A black goat named Eyebrows and his sand-colored pals, Lily Belle and Swiss Cheese, lay sunbathing atop their wooden lean-to at the highest point of Prospect Park. Their job was done, their time in Brooklyn coming to an end.

  • Bella Abzug’s Daughter Hopes To Rename Bank Street Corner For Late Pioneer [DNAinfo]: The street that the late Bella Abzug lived on for more than two decades could soon have a sign bearing the trailblazing former congresswoman’s name.

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