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

  • Is NYC Ready For The Next Hurricane Sandy? [Gothamist]: With this past hurricane season wreaking significant devastation across urban areas like Houston and in Puerto Rico, and with climate predictions showing more Hurricane Sandy-like storms on the way, are we really ready?
  • Elected Officials Join Call for Midtown Fifth Avenue Bikeway [Streetsblog NYC]: Three Manhattan elected officials are again calling on DOT to make Fifth Avenue a complete street.

  • Mapping the Edison Bulbs of Brooklyn [CityLab]: The indicator species of gentrification are many—pop-up farmer’s markets, a front yard with a Little Free Library, thousand-dollar baby strollers. Among the most telling—certainly the most visible to a flâneur at twilight—are Edison-style incandescent light bulbs.

  • The Manhattan Eruv [Atlas Obscura]: An eruv is a symbolic boundary that allows observant Jews to carry out a range of ordinary activities otherwise forbidden on the Shabbat. There are eruvin in more than 30 states in the U.S., but Manhattan’s is one of the longest in the world.

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