Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Why Upper East Siders All Want to Live Near This Bus Stop [Observer]: The New York real estate market can, at times, seem impenetrably opaque. Building prestige, staggering asking prices and the never-ending din of new construction all muddy the waters. But, maybe it really is as simple as location, location, location, after all.
- The Story Behind Brooklyn’s Iconic Water Tanks [Greenpointers]: After removing the iconic Watchtower sign from the Brooklyn skyline last December, Columbia Heights Associates are forging ahead with $80 million in renovations to transform five former Jehovah’s Witnesses buildings into Panorama, a 600,000-square-foot-plus deluxe office and retail complex.
- Lakwena’s Instagram Shill at the Bowery Mural Wall is Bombed [Bowery Boogie]: London-based artist Lakwena teamed up with Instagram and Goldman Properties last summer to paint a “socially conscious” statement at the Bowery Mural Wall. Four months later, the kaleidescopic “KindComment” marketing stunt is receiving nothing of the kind.
- A Fortress for Horses on Vanderbilt Avenue [Brownstoner]: While the mention of a Brooklyn stable might conjure up the vision of a quirky and picturesque carriage house, not every house for horses was a simple little structure — some made imposing architectural statements of their own.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities articles:
- 14 Beautiful Vintage Subway Entrances in NYC
- The NYC That Never Was: 10 Outrageous Architectural Plans that Never Left the Drawing Board
- A Brooklyn Pizzeria Is Slinging Out Tide Pod-Inspired Pizzas