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

  • The scrapped plan to build a 77th Street bridge over the East River to Queens [6sqft]: At one point in New York history, it looked very likely that the city would get a brand new bridge across the East River between Manhattan and Queens by way of Blackwell’s (now Roosevelt) Island. This was back in the 1870s, as the Brooklyn Bridge began rising to the south. According to Ephemeral New York, this would have been the second bridge to link Manhattan to Long Island, and plans were just getting off the ground.
  • Speakeasy-style bars in NYC: Patent Pending, Gibson & Luce and more [amNewYork]: When the developers of the new Life Hotel were poking around the 19th-century NoMad building a couple years back, they uncovered what looked to be the remains of a speak-easy in the building’s basement: empty bottles of O.F.C. whiskey and other liquor.

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