Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- New rendering shows how Pacific Park is changing Brooklyn’s skyline; tallest tower on the way [6sqft]: The development has seen big changes to its final appearance (though remaining plans are still in the concept phase), so it’s worth a check-in on its significant impact on the borough’s future skyline. The aforementioned skyscraper-to-be stands on the site’s northwest corner, two blocks from 333 Schermerhorn, Brooklyn’s temporary tallest tower at 610 feet.
- NYC subway repairs could be funded by legalized pot, says GOP gubernatorial candidate [Curbed NY]: Republican candidate Joel Giambra has proposed legalized recreational marijuana to help fund the subway, the New York Daily News reports. A source close to the gubernatorial candidate told the Daily News that Giambra would commit all the tax revenue generated by the sale of pot toward fixing the subway.
- Subway problems get headlines, but who’s going to solve NYC’s other transit crisis? [2nd Ave. Sagas]: New York City’s subway crisis built very slowly over the past few years before cascading into a disaster in early 2018. So far, in the early going this year, nearly every rush hour commute has been plagued by delays on multiple subway lines, and the MTA’s subway action plan, as Nicole Gelinas recently detailed, hasn’t been a single dividend yet. Delays are, in fact, up since Cuomo announced this initiative.
- Andy Byford, MTA’s head of subways, buses, reports for 1st day on the job [amNewYork]: The MTA’s new head of subways and buses promised to shake things up at the beleaguered transit agency as he began his first day on the job Tuesday.
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- A Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibit Is Coming to NYC’s New York Botanical Garden
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