Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- A Distinctive Park Slope Mansion Becomes a Hot-Sheet Hotel, Then Condos [Brownstoner]: This enormous house at 153 Lincoln Place in Park Slope has a fine pedigree and a colorful history. It was built between 1886 and 1887 for Frank Babbott and his wife Lydia, and their family. Babbott was a wealthy jute merchant, art collector, philanthropist, and the president of Packer Collegiate Institute, and his wife Lydia was a Pratt, the daughter of oil magnate Charles Pratt.
- Museums Make Space for Sound Art This Fall [Observer]: Even when you’re asleep, your brain is constantly processing ambient audio. Although invisible, sound shapes our understanding of our immediate environment. This fall, several museum exhibitions are exploring how.
- This secluded Catskills treehouse may be one of the coolest vacation escapes ever [6sqft]: If you’re looking for an escape, it doesn’t get much better than this modern treehouse, nestled among the natural surroundings of the Catskills. This is the work of the UK-based designer Antony Gibbons, who believes the angular lines and pronounced geometry of the structure enhance the organic nature of this forested locale, just outside of Woodstock, New York.
- Ai Weiwei on 7th Street [EV Grieve]: Yesterday, workers were installing the site-specific fencing at 48 E. Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. (Other local installations include 189 Chrystie St., 248 Bowery, Cooper Union and the Essex Street Market.)
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- The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Floyd Bennett Field
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- 10 Abandoned Places to Discover on Staten Island, NYC