Mel Rosenthal/Museum of the City of New York via the New York Times
Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading the HQ today:
Mel Rosenthal, Photographer Who Captured the Bronx, Dies at 77 [New York Times]: Mr. Rosenthal’s images of the South Bronx from the 1970s and ’80s documented an area in distress, but they emphasized the survival of the human spirit.
Demolition of Two Victorian Wood Frame Houses in Bay Ridge Is Imminent [Brownstoner]: Another series of wood frame houses are set to be leveled, this time in Bay Ridge.
Damp but Not Defeated: A Marathon Scrapbook [Village Voice]: The weather for [the] New York City Marathon was soggier than it’s been in recent years, but that didn’t stop the city from turning out in force to cheer on more than 50,000 runners on their exhausting five-borough tour.
Security Theater Continues to Squeeze West Side Greenway [Streetsblog NYC]: Mayor de Blasio said the placement needed to changeso “people can still ride their bikes.” The state DOT promised on Friday to straighten out the barriers to make more room for people using the greenway, but dangerous pinch points remain.
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