Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Astoria braces for more subway stations closures this spring [CurbedNY]: As transit issues like the impending L train shutdown and the ailing subway system loom large in straphangers’ minds, Queens seems to take a backseat to Manhattan and Brooklyn’s well-reported woes.
- At The New Museum, Nathaniel Mellors Strains for Laughs [The Village Voice]: The English artist Nathaniel Mellors seems unsure of himself. Is it humor he’s after? That’s the initial impression of his exhibition “Progressive Rocks” at the New Museum, his first New York solo show. Just past the entrance to the single gallery presentation—which includes four large-scale videos, a photograph, some sculptures, and a couple trifling paintings—there’s a film projected onto a screen in front of a bench.
- The MTA is celebrating Presidents’ Day by cutting subway service [TimeOut New York]: Monday is Presidents’ Day, the federal holiday honoring George Washington’s birthday. Public schools will be closed. The Postal Service takes the day off. The New York Stock Exchange even observes the holiday. And, much to the chagrin of millions of New York City straphangers, the subway will be operating with reduced service.
- Feast Your Eyes on the Historic-House Gems $60,000 or Less Could Buy in 1962 [Brownstoner]: If you had the cash in 1962 to splurge out on a new home, what would you be looking for? A perusal through the 1962 issue of Previews, “a picture book of fine properties for sale,” shows plenty of options, from colonial to contemporary.
Today’s popular articles:
- The TopJudge Rules that Developer Must Pay $6.7M to 5Pointz Graffiti Artists
- 10 Historic Buildings in NYC Repurposed for the Arts
- LinkNYC Kiosks Teach NYC Etiquette With Nathan W. Pyle Illustrations