Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- The Urban Lens: From Bob Dylan to Jack Kerouac, See Rare Photos of the Village’s Beat Generation [6sqft]: Perhaps no single photographer could be said to have captured the energy, the cultural ferment, the reverberating social change emanating from New York City in the second half of the 20th century as vividly as Fred W. McDarrah. McDarrah got his start covering the downtown beat of the Village Voice in the 1950s and ’60s, as that publication was defining a newly-emerged breed of independent journalism.
- ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Introduced Bay Ridge to the World 40 Years Ago [amNY]: Forty years later, Bay Ridge is still stayin’ alive. The neighborhood remains imbued with the spirit of “Saturday Night Fever,” the film that jet-fueled the waning fad of disco and showcased the cravings of some “bridge and tunnel” Brooklynites to shed their blue-collar origins in favor of Manhattan’s fickle glitter.
City Launches New Programs to Make NYC Homeownership More Affordable [Curbed NY]: These new homeownership programs will likely create and preserve 2,100 homes over the next 8 years.
- ‘Tech’ the Halls: Santa and Reindeer Return to Light Downtown Office Complex’s Massive Tree [Brooklyn Paper]: It’s Metro decked! Old Saint Nick flew in from the North Pole to spread some holiday cheer at Downtown’s MetroTech Commons on Thursday, appearing alongside two of his beloved reindeer at the office complex’s 28th-annual tree-lighting ceremony.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities articles:
- 10 Abandoned Places to Discover in Manhattan, NYC