Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Barnum & Bailey’s Forgotten High-Flying Suffragists [Narratively]: In 1912, female acrobats, equestrians and weightlifters took on a new high-wire act: fighting for their right to vote.
- Rikers Island jail population on track to drop to lowest monthly average since 1982 [amNewYork]: New York City’s monthly average jail population is on track to drop below 9,000 for the first time in 35 years, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.
- Behind the Scenes at the American Museum of Natural History [The New York Times]: Daily 360 video.
- NYC transit wish list: Ferry expansion, congestion pricing, MTA subway fixes and more [amNewYork]: 2017 brought subway trains under Second Avenue and new ferries to the harbor. A summer subway derailment injured dozens; track fires and crippling delays marked a tipping point for steadily declining subway service and widened the political divide between City Hall and Albany.
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- The Top 15 Untapped Cities Articles of 2017
- 6 Places to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks to Ring in 2018
- NYC Filming Locations for The Punisher, Marvel Series about Frank Castle on Netflix