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

  • Roosevelt Island’s only subway stop closed, and more weekend service changes [6sqft]: As a nor’easter wreaks havoc above ground this weekend, the MTA will be causing chaos in the subway below with a slew of service changes. The C train will be taking a break from running Saturday night on and the 7 won’t be running between Manhattan and Queens. G service is restricted with service coming in two parts, and Roosevelt Island – which has but a single subway station – will be left with no subway service whatsoever as the Roosevelt Island F train station spends the weekend closed for “electrical improvements”.
  • Is MTA’s subway action plan doing enough to fix its aging signals? [CurbedNY]: Is the MTA doing enough to address one of the biggest problems impacting subway service right now? A New York Times piece is questioning whether the agency has invested enough funds to modernize its signal infrastructure, one of the key causes of delays and disruptive service today.
  • Where to find Brooklyn-made bourbon: A guide to local distilleries [Brokelyn]: Last month, to commemorate their latest bipartisan triumph – a tax reform bill that will bankrupt vital social services in order to subsidize wealthy individuals and large corporations – Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer gifted his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell a bottle of 10-year Widow Jane Bourbon. Speaking at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, Schumer said, with great satisfaction, ”it turns out Brooklyn, where I was born, raised and proudly live, makes some of the best bourbon in the world.”
  • Here’s every place Olympians have visited in NYC this week [TimeOut New York]: Olympians—they’re just like us. You know, if we also had the ability to hit back-to-back 1080s on the half-pipe or twizzle our way to an Olympic medal. Hey, we’re still mastering the Winter Olympics sports, okay?

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