Spring Creek. Image via Wikimedia: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Exploring Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, home to late New York greats [Curbed NY]: Cemeteries aren’t typically an attraction that the average person is rushing to explore— except when it comes to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. The nearly 500,000-acre site is the final resting home of many New York notables, including the likes of composer Leonard Bernstein and artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and is surprisingly serene, which is probably why it attracts as many as 500,000 visitors annually.
- Vets to meet at 9/11 Tribute Museum to share tales of war, peace [amNewYork]: With the Oct. 31 attack still fresh in his mind, Farley and other veterans of conflicts in Iraq and Vietnam, will gather Thursday night at the 9/11 Tribute Museum to share their essays and poems contemplating war and peace in a post 9/11 world.
- What will it take to bring Spring Creek back to life? [Curbed NY]: Out on the shores of Jamaica Bay, one of the city’s most important salt marsh habitats is hidden away behind miles of fences and acres of municipal facilities. Mostly forgotten by the neighborhoods around it, this wetland has become better known as a dumping ground for household waste
and dead bodies. But the city is now working to bring it back to life, and to restore some portion of its original waterways.
- Someone Hung This Picture of Trump on the Wall Street Bull’s Ass to Protest 1 Year Since Election [Bowery Boogie]: To mark one year since Donald Trump’s election to president, someone (we’re told three women, actually) decided to affix his orange mug directly onto the bull’s ass. The Wall Street bull, that is. It’s a framed photo which reads, “1 year of B.S.” and #Resist.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities articles:
- Yayoi Kusama’s Hallucinatory Infinity Mirrors Rooms Return to NYC
- 10 of NYC’s Limited Edition and Commemorative MetroCards Issued by the MTA
- Jury Rules that 5Pointz Graffiti Whitewashing Was Illegal