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

  • 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.

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  1. Keeping in mind that $60,000 in 1962 is worth about $495,000 in 2018, so these homes weren’t exactly cheap.

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