Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- NYC subway should cease 24/7 operation, rebuild from the ground up: report [Curbed NY]: An organization argues that in order to get the New York City subway back into a state of good repair, the MTA should abandon its 24/7 model, and shut the system down between midnight and 5 a.m. (only during the week, mind you—they recommend later service on weekends).
- Inside the mind of LinkNYC [EV Grieve]: Second Avenue and Fifth Street today…
- At Brooklyn’s Urban Glass, Artists Smash Symbolic Ceilings [Observer]: Ever since the phrase “glass ceiling” was coined in 1978 to describe the unseen barriers to professional and social mobility of women and minorities, many have tried their hand at smashing it. While some have undoubtedly succeeded in their chosen endeavors, it remains apparent amid the sociopolitical climate today—fraught, as it is, with misogynistic ramblings on leaked tapes and sexual coercion scandals breaking near daily—that many are still scaling the ladder of advancement in a terrarium even 40 years later.
- With ridership booming, NYC Ferry could get new express routes [6sqft]: In a city with both its subway and bus currently in crisis, hearing anything positive about a transit system seems impossible. But, as the New York Times reports, the popularity of New York City’s ferry service continues to grow, with its fleet carrying 700,000 more passengers than officials had first expected.
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