Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- NYC’s 20 most expensive homes sold in 2017 [Curbed NY]: Once again, 432 Park Avenue dominates the list of New York’s most expensive sold homes in 2017: the skinny skyscraper, which opened to residents last year, took a whopping seven spots on this list, including the priciest sale of the year: a three-unit, 12,000-square-foot combo pad that closed for $91 million just this month.
- Barneys New York’s future at Madison Avenue flagship is uncertain [CurbedNY]: Barneys New York’s future at its Madison Avenue flagship is up in the air seeing as the retail giant is not being able to come to an agreement with its landlord over rent, the New York Post reports.
- To Improve Subway Service, Get Rid of the Unnecessary Signals Slowing Trains Down [StreetsblogNYC]: Removing unneeded timers will not solve every problem with the subway system. No one policy fix can do that. But it’s a clear opportunity to make the system perform significantly better. We would be foolish not to take it.
- Take it to the Bridge: Overwhelming Support for Sonny Rollins on the LES [Bowery Boogie]: In retrospect, it was apparently a race to name Lower East Side infrastructure after Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. While Essex Crossing just anointed one of its luxury rental buildings in the name of Rollins (Site 5), the earlier effort at another area renaming remains underway. You remember – that months-old grassroots campaign to likewise rechristen the Williamsburg Bridge in his honor.
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