Liberty Science Center. Image via Flickr: Fovea Centralis
Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Planetarium Opens in New Jersey, Ushering in a New Kind of Star Wars [The New York Times]: Bigger is better when it comes to planetariums — a bigger dome to make the audience ooh and ahh, more pixels to make the stars and planets sharper, more colors to make them more realistic, more windows on intriguing but distant nebulas, more images of Earth as a shimmering jewel against the dark drape of space.
- New Rendering Brings Horror Movie Atmosphere to Prospect Lefferts Gardens [Brownstoner]: Most architectural renderings aim to present their subject in the best light, both figuratively and literally. They are meant to show you the ideal version of a project: beautifully illuminated by the sun, clear blue skies, smiling people on the street, occasionally a flock of feathered friends in flight.
- City officials aim to close loophole for construction of Two Bridges skyscrapers [6sqft]: In an effort to slow construction of three residential towers in the Two Bridges neighborhood, City Council Member Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will submit an application to the Department of City Planning that forces the plan to go through the city’s land use review process.
- Out and About in the East Village [EV Grieve]: In this ongoing feature, East Village-based photographer James Maher provides us with a quick snapshot of someone who lives and/or works in the East Village or Lower East Side.
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- 54 LinkNYC Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About NYC