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

  • A Country Church in Bushwick [Brownstoner]: Coming upon the South Bushwick Reformed Church is like being transported to a New England town, with the white Ionic columns and the steeple dominating the streetscape.
  • Amtraks Aims to Crackdown on Lifesaving Regulations [Observer]: Amtrak is contemplating suspending its rail operations on third-party tracks that do not utilize the GPS-based Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system by the December 31, 2018 federally mandated deadline. Additionally, Amtrak may decide to ban regional railroads from operating on its company-owned tracks if they do not have PTC installed and operational on their trains.
  • UrbanGlass Shares the Secrets of Glassblowing [Explore Brooklyn]: On Saturday, February 10, UrbanGlass, the largest glass studio in New York and on the East Coast, opened its doors to the public for its first open studio day of the year. Attendees browsed through the 17,000-foot Fort Greene facility, participating in bead-stringing and silk-screen printing activities, as well as witnessed the thrilling art of glassblowing!
  • Nearly half of New Yorkers think the city is unaffordable [CurbedNY]: StreetEasy has revealed its latest housing trends report, this one examining the idea of affordability and what it means to those that call New York City home. Partnering with independent market research firm YouGov, the listings website surveyed 1,000 New Yorkers across all five boroughs to gain some insight about what they cared most about in a home.

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