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Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Upper West Side’s Beloved Lincoln Plaza Cinemas Set to Close in January [Curbed NY]: New York City is about to lose yet another one of its beloved institutions. The Upper West Side’s Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, located on the lower level of a residential building along Broadway and 62nd Street, is set to close in January due to its lease expiring, reports Deadline.
- The history of the Rockettes: From St. Louis to Radio City [6sqft]: For nearly a century, the Rockettes have been an icon of Christmas in New York. From humble St. Louis origins (no, the troupe was not formed in the Big Apple) to performing when Radio City Music Hall was in disrepair and shuttering for weeks at a time, they’ve managed to continue dancing throughout the decades. Not only that, they’ve emerged as America’s best known dance troupe.
- East Harlem corner named for Vito Marcantonio, seven-term U.S. congressman [amNewYork]: The east side of Lexington Avenue and East 116th Street is now called Vito Marcantonio Lucky Corner, after the seven-term U.S. congressman who served the neighborhood between 1935 and 1951. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said the street held special significance because Marcantonio would hold lavish campaign events there during his tenure.
- Weird things done to New York brownstones [Ephemeral New York]: Few things are as lovely as a row of brownstones—a solid line of stoops and cornices signifying harmony, community, and Gilded Age New York charm.
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- The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Grand Central Terminal
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- The Tarmac Dancer Strikes Again at NY Airport