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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.
  • 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.

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