Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- The Long Cultural and Musical History of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village [6sqft]: Jimi Hendrix would have turned 75 this week. In his brief 27 years and even briefer musical career, Hendrix left an indelible mark upon guitar playing and rock music, permanently transforming both art forms. But perhaps in some ways his most lasting impact came from a project completed just three weeks before his death–the opening of Electric Lady Studiosat 52 West 8th Street in Greenwich Village.
How a Massive Public Works Project Saved a Parched New York [New York Times]: It is widely known, perhaps more so now than at any point in recent history, that Aaron Burr got the best of Alexander Hamilton in their fatal duel in 1804. What is less known is that Burr hustled Hamilton in one of their last convoluted collaborations, a bit of deceit that would lead New York City to one of its greatest public works projects.
East New York’s Empire State Dairy Could Become a Landmark Tuesday [Brownstoner]: After years of advocacy by local preservationists and a year-long official designation process, the Empire State Dairy complex at 2840 Atlantic Avenue could become a landmark Tuesday. Late last week, the item appeared in the calendar of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Preservationists Push for Landmark Status for 200-Year-Old Lower East Side Houses [Curbed NY]: The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is pushing for the landmarking of two nearly 200-year-old Federal-style homes on the Lower East Side, located at 206 Bowery and 22 East Broadway. Though both buildings have previously been calendared by the Landmarks Preservation Commission—the first step to making a NYC site a landmark—the agency has yet to move forward.
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