Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Don’t Just Throw Away Your Christmas Tree [The New York Times]: The presents are opened, Santa’s cookies are eaten, but the tree remains. Now what? Experts say there are plenty of ways to put Christmas trees to good use after the holidays, so don’t just trash them.
- Should Uber and Lyft riders pay a fee for clogging Manhattan’s busiest streets? [6sqft]: As New York City’s failure-prone subway system continues to disappoint, some commuters are turning to ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft to reach their destinations instead. While getting picked up by a car is easy, especially in the busiest areas of Manhattan, the bumper-to-bumper traffic makes getting anywhere actually more difficult.
- New Year’s Eve in Times Square: street closures, times, and more [Curbed NY]: New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, which means that soon, approximately 1 million revelers will descend on Midtown for the ball drop in Times Square. For tourists, it’s a once in a lifetime event celebrating the new year; for New Yorkers, it’s a reason to avoid the area between Herald Square and Columbus Circle at all costs. (That’s confirmed by science! Or something.)
- NYC real estate and architecture experts reflect on 2017’s biggest moments [Curbed NY]: The past year was certainly interesting—politics, of course, dominated the news, but the world of New York City real estate saw no shortage of its own action.
Today’s popular articles:
- The Top 15 Untapped Cities Articles of 2017
- 6 Places to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks to Ring in 2018
- There’s a Robot that Fixes Leaky Gas Pipes in NYC