Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today:
- NYC Could Become First American City to Charge for Driving a Car [Observer]: A panel convened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year has proposed charging drivers $11.52 in the most traffic-heavy parts of Manhattan, which would make New York City the first city in the United States to implement a congestion pricing system.
- Here is what might temporarily close in New York City if the government shuts down [6sqft]: If you’re an out-of-towner planning a classic, tourist-attraction-filled trip to New York City soon, you may want to rethink your visit. The U.S. government might be headed toward a shutdown, with its funding set to expire by midnight Friday.
- The Urban Lens: Riley Arthur is documenting every diner in NYC [6sqft]: “There’s no comparison to a New York diner experience,” says photographer Riley Arthur, which is what led her to start documenting all of the establishments throughout the five boroughs. Though she recently moved from Astoria to Florida, over the past two-and-a-half years she’s photographed roughly 215 diners (“I’ve lost count,” she says), usually hitting 10-12 a day and ordering a matzo ball soup at each! Since she began, at least a dozen diners have closed, usually due to rising rents, but Riley still has about 60 left to photograph.
- Landmarked Limestone in PLG and Two More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.085 Million [Brownstoner]: After a foray into apartment open houses last week we’re back to full-on houses today, though this being the dead of winter and the market being slow we’ve got three instead of the usual four. All of them are move-in ready, though one is a potential candidate for a makeover. They’re in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Red Hook and Bushwick.
Today’s popular articles:
- A Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibit Is Coming to NYC’s New York Botanical Garden
- The Top 10 Secrets of City Island, Bronx in NYC
- 15 Restaurants Housed Inside Landmarked NYC Buildings