Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Construction Underway As Iconic Greenpoint Bathhouse Becomes Apartments [Bklyner]: Construction crews have started work on 139 Huron Avenue in Greenpoint, home to the iconic former bathhouse that is set to become residential apartments. Permits have been filed to turn the 10,000 square foot building into a 9 residential units on 4 floors. Built in 1903, the neo-Classical building was purchased by All Blue Huron, Inc. in June 2016 for $4.85 million according to the Department of Buildings website.
- What places in NYC do you still call by their old name? [CurbedNY]: New York City is known as many things: the city that never sleeps, the city of bright lights, and the city that is always changing. At any given moment, something is being constructed, demolished, redesigned, rebranded, and so on and so forth. But as the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
- The South Bronx gets a new creative office hub at Union Crossing [6sqft]: We’ve been hearing so much about neighborhoods like Bushwick, Sunset Park, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Long Island City ushering in a new era of creative industry. But the city’s next creative office hub is blossoming in the South Bronx neighborhoods of Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Hunts Point.
- In photos: Ridgewood Reservoir in its industrial heyday [CurbedNY]: Brooklyn was a growing city thirsty for more water sources in the 1850s, so the government of the City of Brooklyn bought the Snedliker’s cornfield and constructed what would become the Ridgewood Reservoir in 1858.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- The Top 10 Secrets of City Island, Bronx in NYC
- Nonprofit Launches Free Streaming TV Service for New Yorkers
- 10 of NYC’s Coziest Coffee Shops for the Winter