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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.

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