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Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Another Way to the Waterfront: B’Heights Biz Leaders Demand Permanent Crossing from Montague to Bridge Park [Brooklyn Paper]: They want a new bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park! The city must build a permanent footbridge from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade at Montague Street leading to the waterfront meadow below in order to serve pedestrians who want to shuffle between the commercial thoroughfare and park during the impending reconstruction of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway and beyond, said the leader of a local commerce-advocacy group.
How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways [New York Times]: Disruptions and delays have roiled the system this year. But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors, a Times investigation shows.
- Jewish Gangsters, Jazz Legends, and Joy Division: The Evolution of the Ukrainian National Home [6sqft]: On 2nd Avenue, just south of 9th Street at No. 140-142, sits one of the East Village’s oddest structures. Clad in metal and adorned with Cyrillic lettering, the building sports a slightly downtrodden and forbidding look, seeming dropped into the neighborhood from some dystopian sci-fi thriller.
Manhattan West’s Former Brutalist Eyesore is Now a Swank Office Space [Curbed NY]: Peek inside 5 Manhattan West after its glassy retrofit by REX Architects.
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