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

  • This 77-year-old Essex Market Building is Now a Pile of Rubble [PHOTOS] [Bowery Boogie]: Another Essex Street Market facility – first constructed in 1940 – is getting pulverized as we speak. For the last month and change, a demolition crew has been active in dismantling the half-block-long warehouse building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8). Staring beyond the black death shroud, it’s clear that most of the structure is gone, and that the space is now exposed to open air. Piles of rubble are strewn about.
  • Tenement Museum puts the immigrant home on display [CurbedNY]: New York City’s Tenement Museum recently converted an apartment at 103 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side into a special exhibit called “Under One Roof.” Filled with family heirlooms, the show offers an inside look at the home lives of three immigrant families who lived in the apartment during the mid-to-late 20th century.
  • Red Hook’s revitalization: How better transit and development will change the small community [6sqft]: The story of Red Hook is ripe for a movie-rights bidding war. In the past, there were mobsters and maritime ports, hurricanes and housing developments. Now there are politicians and developers fighting to rebuild and locals fighting back. In the end, what will happen to Red Hook is unknown but none of the massive proposals will happen in the near future. It is a small community in a big city that is tackling the issue many neighborhoods have dealt with in the past – how to grow.

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