Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- A Tiny New York Town With Not One, But 5 Indie Bookstores [Atlas Obscura]: The village of Hobart, home to fewer than 500 people, serves as a modest reminder that books can change people and places.
- 15 photos of NYC when it froze solid this week [Time Out New York]: The deep freeze that has blanketed New York City in an icy terror is set to retreat this week. A chilly Christmas, frigid New Year’s Eve and a “bomb cyclone” have left people across town feeling frostbitten and desperate for temperatures above freezing. The past few week’s cold weather may have been painful, but it also made Gotham look gorgeous.
- ‘Digitally-Enhanced’ McDonald’s Returns to Delancey Street Next Week [Bowery Boogie]: For the 20-year-old Delancey Street McDonald’s, the days of decrepit conditions are in the past. At least in the short run. The multinational fast food chain is a week from reintroducing the corner restaurant to the block.
- GERMANY: ONKEL TOMS HÜTTE – COLORFUL INTERWAR MODERNISM IN BERLIN [Minor Sights]: They were built from 1926 to 1932 by GEHAG, a housing cooperative owned by left-wing labor unions, and contain 1,900 apartments. This balance of urban density and open space is reflected in the area’s other name, the Forest Housing Estate (Waldsiedlung in German). Riding on the U-Bahn from central Berlin, one is retracing the journey made by thousands of working class Berliners who moved from crowded inner city tenements known as rental barracks to these new apartments offering light, air, modern kitchens, and private bathrooms.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s James A. Farley Post Office
- 10 of NYC’s Coziest Coffee Shops for the Winter
- Cuomo Announces All-Electric Bus Pilot Program to Modernize NYC’s Public Transit Fleet