Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- The East River is Freezing Over [Photos] [Bowery Boogie]: Two weeks of sub-freezing temperatures and the East River is packed with ice floes. The waterway is freezing around the edges and bouncing with the tide – on both sides.
- During two weeks of brutal cold, city received over 21,000 heat and hot water complaints [6sqft]: During a two week period of super cold weather, including a considerable snowstorm, New York City received nearly 22,000 heat and hot water complaints from renters. According to the Daily News, many of those calls came from residents living in New York City Housing Apartments.
- NYC’s pedestrian fatalities reached an all-time low in 2016 [CurbedNY]: The city has been seeing a steady decline of pedestrian deaths since Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative— a public safety campaign aimed at improving street safety and decreasing traffic crashes. On Monday, Mayor de Blasio announced that in 2016, New York City experienced the fewest traffic fatalities on record and witnessed a 32 percent decline in pedestrian fatalities.
- What County Is Manhattan In? [StreetEasy Blog]: What isn’t as commonly known is that there are five counties in New York City that directly correspond with each of the five boroughs.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities articles:
- 11 of the Last Stand-Alone Diners in NYC
- Tickets Left for This Weekend’s Tour of Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital Complex
- The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s James A. Farley Post Office