Image via The Public Art Fund
Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- How NYC companies use workplace design and perks to affect emotional health and productivity [6sqft]: Modern companies understand that in order to attract and retain the best talent, they have to compete on more than salaries, vacation, and healthcare. Companies like Google, WeWork, Pixar, and Facebook are well known for providing workspaces that inspire creativity, collaboration, and innovation.
- So Long to Ai Weiwei’s ‘Good Fence’ at Cooper Union [EV Grieve]: Today is removing day at Cooper Union for the Ai Weiwei installation … part of a citywide project in collaboration with the Public Art Fund titled “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” (Thanks to EVG reader Riian Kant-McCormick for this photo!)
- New Yorkers eat lunch at their desks more often than any other city [TimeOut New York]: In some great news for Just Salad and other fast casual to-go restaurants with mildly depressing names, Time Out’s 2018 City Index survey has revealed that New Yorkers eat lunch at their desks more than any other American city at 39 times a year.
- Greenpoint’s Astral Apartments: A Building Ahead of Its Time [Brownstoner]: Charles Pratt was one of the entrepreneurial wizards of 19th century Brooklyn. He was born in Massachusetts in 1830, one of 11 children of a carpenter and his wife. The family was poor, so Charles went to work as a boy, receiving only a few years of primary education — just enough to learn to read, write and do sums.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities articles:
- World’s Largest Salmon Lox Bagel at 213.75 lbs Made at Acme Smoked Fish in Brooklyn
- 10 of NYC’s Best 24-Hour Restaurants
- Abandoned NY: The Ruins of Northgate, the Cornish Estate in the Hudson Valley