Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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One Response
  1. Joel Bader Reply

    If I’m not mistaken, this is not the first time that the Hudson and East rivers froze over. It happened during the infamous winter of 1976-1977. There were photos of the rivers being frozen in Time Magazine. Of course, most recall that winter for the big blizzard which hit the Buffalo, NY area.

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