The Thirteenth Street Presbyterian Church. Image via NY Historical Society
Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- The Greenwich Village church that threw a presidential election [6sqft]: The stately church building at 141-145 West 13th Street in the West Village is the picture of serene elegance. Built in 1846-47 in the Greek Revival style, the classical balance and symmetry of the façade mask a history full of controversy, including the birth of a notorious slur in American politics, which arguably changed the outcome of a pivotal presidential election.
- West African Delights in Chelsea — and Other Cheap Eats [Eater]: This is the next edition of Three Great Cheap, a weekly series from critic Robert Sietsema that seeks to find and popularize New York City’s cheapest and most interesting food in the five boroughs and beyond. Also consult the compact guide and map 60 Cheap Eats Destinations You Should Know About in NYC.
- Nearly 3 million people rode the NYC ferry in 2017 [CurbedNY]: NYC ferry far exceeded its ridership expectations in 2017, the city’s Economic Development Corporation revealed on Thursday. The ferry service had predicted 2.1 million riders by the end of 2017, but in fact saw 2.89 million riders by the end of last year.
- Women’s March NYC sparks free pussyhat knit-in events at Knitty City [amNewYork]: As New Yorkers get ready to attend the second annual Women’s March, a yarn studio on the Upper West Side is making sure there are enough pussyhats to go around.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s James A. Farley Post Office
- The Top 10 Secrets of City Island, Bronx in NYC
- MTA’s $72 Million Subway Station Revamp Reveals Sleek, Modern Design