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Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today:
- The Case for the Subway [The New York Times]: It built the city. Now, no matter the cost — at least $100 billion — the city must rebuild it to survive.
- A 19th Century Bushwick Home for Brooklyn’s Elderly and Indigent [Brownstoner]: From the 1870s to the 1970s, this complex of red brick buildings at 797 Bushwick Avenue provided shelter for the poorest of Brooklyn’s elderly residents.
- Fred Bass, Who Made Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89 [The New York Times]: Fred Bass, who transformed his father’s small used-book store, the Strand, into a mammoth Manhattan emporium with the slogan “18 Miles of Books,” died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.
- Cuomo asks MTA to study possible subway extension from Manhattan to Red Hook [6sqft]: Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday to study a possible extension of subway service from Lower Manhattan to a new station in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook.
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