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

  • A New Manhattan Tower With a Gothic Twist [New York Times]: A slender new condominium tower rising at 30 East 31st Street in Manhattan hopes to evoke both the golden glow of its neighborhood’s past as well as the area’s emerging reputation as a retail design destination.

  • Five Years After Sandy, Artists and Activists Still See ‘A Really Big Problem’ [Bedford + Bowery]: With the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy happening this Sunday, artists and activists are preparing for the “Sandy 5,” a rally to urge New York’s elected officials to promote renewable energy, deal with unresolved damage, and prepare the boroughs for future storms.
  • Citi Bike Handlebars Are Grosser Than Subway Poles, FYI [Gothamist]: Those of you who burn off the surface of your hands each time you ride the subway may want to consider doing the same after hopping off a Citi Bike—a recent report from Men’s Health found those bikes’ handlebars are the most germ-covered surfaces in the city, even more so than the hold bars on an E. Coli-plagued subway train.
  • Lone House Remains at Admiral’s Row as Site Is Prepped for Construction of Wegmans Grocery [Brownstoner]: It’s been a long time coming, and it may be a bit longer of a wait for the development of the Admiral’s Row site at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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