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

  • MTA’s modest subway repairs haven’t made an impact on commuters yet [CurbedNY]: It may not seem like it, but the MTA has been making improvements to the subway. As part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $836 million emergency action plan, the agency has been working to make small but significant improvements like reducing the number of major disruptions and removing litter from tracks, however, the work done so far hasn’t done much to improve rider’s experiences, reports the New York Times.
  • The Washington Avenue Confection Built for a Sugar Baron [Brownstoner]: While Clinton Hill’s Clinton Avenue may have a well-deserved rep as the address of Brooklyn’s 19th century elite and their grand homes, Washington Avenue has some fine architectural specimens of its own. One such house is the exuberant brick and brownstone Queen Anne mansion constructed for sugar baron and real estate developer Henry Offerman at 361 Washington Avenue.
  • A survey of Canal Street’s changing landscape [CurbedNY]: Canal Street should be one of New York City’s greatest thoroughfares. It’s lined with a pleasant mix of unique buildings; it passes through several thriving neighborhoods and historic districts; and it houses dozens of small mom-and-pop businesses, many of which have been there for more than 50 years.

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