Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- NYC’s new subway countdown clocks already have problems [Curbed NY]: The MTA has made good on its promise to install platform countdown clocks at all 471 of its subway stations by the end of 2017 but how well they actually work is now the question that is being raised.
- 6 crucial ways New York City’s landscape will change in 2018 [Curbed NY]: Now, with New Year’s behind us, it’s time to look toward what 2018 will bring. This coming year will serve up no shortage of milestones in the projects that are defining 21st-century New York City: From the construction of the west rail yard platform that will lay ground for the second half of Hudson Yards to the opening of 3 World Trade Center, 2018 will see a steady march of progress.
- Met Changes 50-Year Admissions Policy: Non-New Yorkers Must Pay [The New York Times]: For the first time in half a century, visitors to the world’s largest cultural institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will have to pay a mandatory admission fee of $25 if they do not live in New York State under a new policy that begins March 1, the museum announced on Thursday.
- 4 Parks Perfect For Sledding After the “Bomb Cyclone” Passes [Bklyner]: Though it’s tempting to bundle up and head outside for some fun in the snow, it’s best to wait it out. Once the storm passes, put on your snow gear and head to one of the parks listed below for some sledding fun. Check @NYCParks first to confirm that all is clear.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities articles:
- You Can Now Drink and Throw Axes at This Gowanus Bar
- 10 Former and Still Existing Iconic Signs in NYC
- Cities 101: The Secrets of Central Park’s Winter Routine