The Paul Robeson Theatre. Image via Flickr: Fort Greene Focus
Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today:
- The Horse That Watches Over Vanderbilt Avenue [Brownstoner]: This relatively small stable was built sometime between 1886 and 1907. Vanderbilt has long been the service street to the mansions of Clinton Avenue, and most of the lots between Myrtle and Lafayette Avenue once held stables and carriage houses or were the backyards of those mansions.
- MTA will give workers iPhones to brief riders about subway delays [6sqft]: In a pilot program aimed at improving communication with commuters, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will give some of its workers iPhone 6s devices. The MTA will distribute about 230 phones to platform workers and train operators by the end of the week, as the Daily News learned.
- Paul Robeson Theatre developers seeking ‘next life’ for landmark building [Curbed NY]: At various points in the past 153 years years, it’s been a church, a synagogue, and a performance space; now, after years of vacancy, the Paul Robeson Theatre in Fort Greene is headed for its next life.
- Spend a Night at the LEGO House, Courtesy of Airbnb [ArchDaily]: Airbnb has teamed up with LEGO to offer fanatics the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night in the newly-opened LEGO House in Billund, Denmark. Contest winners will be able to enjoy the BIG-designed building all for themselves for one night, where they will be treated to a special program of events before retiring to the bedroom located beneath a 6-metre-tall LEGO waterfall and surrounded by a pool of bricks.
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