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

  • How the Manhattan neighborhood of Turtle Bay got its name [6sqft]: The Manhattan neighborhood of Turtle Bay, a stretch of Midtown East that holds everything from skyscrapers to brownstones, has a history dating back to 1639. Modern-day New Yorkers might envision the area got its name from “hundreds of turtles sunning themselves on the rocks along the East River between 45th and 48th Streets,” as Ephemeral New York puts it.
  • NYC picks Perkins Eastman to study alternatives to Rikers [CurbedNY]: In November last year, the city issued Request for Proposals (RFP) to encourage design firms to present alternatives to the Rikers Island prison. On Thursday, the city revealed the firm it had selected to move forward with that process: Perkins Eastman.

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