Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today:
- The Grassroots Tavern [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]: The Grassroots Tavern had been on St. Mark’s Place for 42 years. It closed on New Year’s Eve. The rent was too high. The space will be taken over by someone who runs a chain of bars that have been compared to “Euro Disney’s vision of the classic Irish watering hole.”
- The Best Architecture Drawings of 2017 [Arch Daily]: For the past two years, we have found ourselves wanting to highlight what is the foundation of architectural practice: the architectural drawing. We realized that even after almost a decade of publishing the best projects from around the world, we should take on the task of singling out the exceptional cases of representation, taking into account all varieties and species of drawings.
- After 11 years, every NYC subway station finally has countdown clocks [Curbed NY]: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has met its self-imposed deadline to install platform countdown clocks at every single subway NYC station—471 in total—by the end of 2017, according to the New York Daily News.
- Lindy’s, Saltie and East Village Cheese closed as Kellogg’s cereal bar arrives [amNewYork]: With the brunt of the shopping season behind us, amNewYork took stock of notable retail debuts and closings over the past month. Here’s a look at what stood out:
Today’s popular articles:
- The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Ellis Island
- The Evolution of the New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball in NYC From 1907 to Present
- Brooklyn’s Little-Known Kingsland Wildflowers Is a Rooftop Oasis for NYC Wildlife