Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
Papaya King Closes, Continental Bar Will Follow as ‘Boutique’ Office Building Comes to St. Marks [Bedford + Bowery]: Papaya King, the iconic hot dog brand that expanded to the East Village in 2013, has closed its St. Marks Place location in the face of impending redevelopment. Continental Bar, a neighborhood institution, will also close after 26 years.
A Hunt for the Artist of a Vietnam-Era Ode to New York [New York Times]: Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest. Art Beltrone has spent months trying to answer this one: Who was Johnny from New York?
European Cities Figured Out E-Bikes. Why Won’t New York? [CityLab]: Paris, Madrid, and Lisbon are making it easier than ever for residents to get a boost as they pedal around town. New York says that’s simply not allowed.
After Terror Attack, DOT Installs Barriers at 57 Bike Path Intersections [Metro New York]: Two days after Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented truck down the Hudson River Park Bikeway and killed eight people and wounded 12 others, the state and local Departments of Transportation began installing hundreds of concrete barriers along the bike path.
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