Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Friends of the BQX executive director Ya-Ting Liu resigns [AMNY]: The leader of the developer-backed advocacy group for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, the mayor’s streetcar project, is stepping down.
- NYC DOT seeks developers to build secure bike parking facilities [Curbed NY]: NYC bikers could soon have more secure and affordable locations to park their bicycles, Streetsblog NYC reports. In November, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) to build three bike parking structures at different places in the city.
- In Flushing, a former mall transforms into a game-changing mixed-use development [Curbed NY]: In early November, sales quietly launched on a 13-story condo building in Flushing, Queens, part of a massive four-building project transforming the site of the erstwhile Flushing Mall.
- Vote for Your Favorite Socially Engaged Art Project This Weekend at the Queens Museum [Observer]: On December 2, the Queens Museum will play host to important parliamentary proceedings conducted by members of the public who wish to participate. The pressing issue at hand? The merit of nine socially engaged art projects, all in the running for the 2017 Visible Award, a €25,000 (approximately $30,000) prize bestowed biannually to a single artist creating community-conscious work by the Italy-based organization Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto in partnership with Fondazione Zegna.
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- 17 Art Installations and Exhibits Not to Miss in NYC This December
- Take a Ride on New York Central Railroad’s 20th Century Limited for the 50th Anniversary of its Last Run
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