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Photo by Frank Mastropolo via Bedford + Bowery

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

  • Scorsese Transforms the LES Into ’70s Little Italy, For The Irishman [Bedford + Bowery]: This week Lower East Side hipsters may fret that the neighborhood’s invasion of piercing salons and beard-trimming shops has come to an end. Storefronts on Orchard and Broome Streets sport signs reminiscent of 1970s Little Italy.

  • The Old School of the New Age [New York Times]: Between rush-hour traffic and crowds from the nearby sports bar, passers-by could miss Quest Bookshop, a plain storefront set back from the street and wedged next to a Chinese restaurant in Midtown East.

  • The Urban Lens: Wayne Sorce’s Vivid Photos Capture the Spirit of 1970s and ’80s NYC [6sqft]: Chicago-born photographer Wayne Sorce began capturing the people and places of urban landscapes while at the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1960s. In the late ’70s and early ’80s he took large-scale color photos of his hometown and New York, capturing “a formal exactitude, the light, structures, and palette of these cities within a certain era.”
  • Awaiting the Night Mayor [Village Voice]: Dubbed “Save NYC Spaces” by its organizers at the NYC Artist Coalition, an advocacy group formed in the past year to lobby city officials on problems faced by the DIY community, the event was a chance for the city’s smaller performance venues to plead with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and Department of Cultural Affairs for better representation.

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