Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- To fix ailing subway system, experts say MTA should get funding from rising property values [CurbedNY]: The MTA desperately needs to fix the crumbling subway system—this is an undisputed fact. But what’s less clear is how, exactly, the major players behind the transit system plan to get the necessary funding for major fixes.
- The Fascinating and Tragic History of The Wythe Hotel [Greenpointers.com]: The Wythe Hotel at North 11th Street and Wythe Avenue is a symbol of cool in trendy Williamsburg. The building is a combination of old and new, with a three story sleek glass tower rising out of the remnants of a 1901 industrial building. The hotel’s L-shaped rooftop bar The Ides has stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, attracting people from around the world to the 72-room boutique hotel. People use words like chic, trendy and ultra-modern in describing the building, but it has a fascinating and tragic past that stretches back to the 1890’s—and that past is still evident in today’s hotel building.
- MTA will launch ‘Freedom Ticket’ to connect subway, bus, and LIRR [CurbedNY]: In an effort to make commuting between the Long Island Railroad and New York City transit an easier affair, MTA chairman Joe Lhota expects to launch a pilot program this year to make transferring between bus, subway, and LIRR service possible under one ticket.
- The three places you must visit in Bushwick right now [Time Out]: With so many streets in New York chock-full of wonderful restaurants, bars and historic attractions, we’re making it easier for you to navigate them all by highlighting the best bits on every block. Here are the top three spots you must check out on or near Knickerbocker Avenue.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 11 Abandoned Islands Near NYC
- NYC Filming Locations for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon
- Walk the Original 1970s WTC Subway Concourse in Current Transit Hub