Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
Brooklyn Officials Urge City to Release L Train Shutdown Mitigation Plan [Curbed NY]: As the impending 15-month L train shutdown draws closer, the MTA and Department of Transportation’s still haven’t produced solid transportation alternatives for the nearly 200,000 New Yorkers that will be impacted by the shutdown—and people are getting impatient.
- Staying In The Neighborhood: Buyer Snags Kensington Stables at Auction, Agrees to Keep It as Barn for Now, Sellers Say [Brooklyn Paper]: A dark-horse buyer saved these stables! The bankrupt owner of Prospect Park’s lone horse barn, Kensington Stables, sold the property at auction last month to a buyer who agreed to relieve the seller’s debts and keep the building and its operators in the riding business for at least five more years, according to the stables’ manager.
Spike Lee Filming in Brooklyn Heights [Brownstoner]: You may see more than the usual number of people sporting afros, bell bottoms and other ’70s fashions in the Heights this week. Spike Lee is filming in Brooklyn Heights — specifically, inside the Brooklyn Historical Society’s 1881 Romanesque Revival headquarters on the corner of Pierrepont and Clinton streets.
- Where I Work: Inside Let There Be Neon, the 46-Year-Old Tribeca Workshop That Revived Neon Arts [6sqft]: Back in the early ’70s, neon had gone out of fashion, with cheaper fluorescent-lit and plastic signs taking over after World War II. But multimedia artist Rudi Stern was determined to revive the art and make it more accessible.
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