Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today:
- ‘Human stories’ behind L train shutdown being documented by NYC filmmakers [amNewYork]: Two filmmakers have set out to give New Yorkers an unfiltered look into the L train shutdown that’ll take a line serving hundreds of thousands of riders out of service for 15 months. “The L train was definitely the catalyst for this movie, but as we started filming, other signs of what’s going to happen became the focus,” Ian Mayer says. The 39-year-old producer from Chelsea teamed up with director Emmett Adler, 29, to track the events leading up to the projected April 2019 closure for superstorm Sandy-related repairs.
- Are New York City’s Yellow Cabs About to Become More Like Uber? [Observer]: Starting next month, taxi cab apps may be able to give passengers the fare in advance in an effort to give consumers more options and help drivers make more money.
- ‘Best Brews of NYC’ challenge to name a winner Thursday [amNewYork]: New York’s five borough presidents have raised the stakes for “The 5 Borough Challenge: Best Brews of NYC,” a month-long competition that’s whittled down a field of 14 city breweries to five finalists. Those five go head to head in one last round Thursday evening at Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan, where they’ll romance the public’s and judges’ taste buds to capture one final set of awards.
- New York schoolchildren once again give NYC Ferry vessels the best names [Curbed NY]: Boaty McBoatface may never become a reality, but thanks to New York City students, new NYC Ferry vessels will soon be cruising the East River with utterly delightful names like Spring Mallard and The Ocean Queen Rockstar (!!!).
Today’s popular articles:
- How 10 Famous NYC Buildings Got Their Names
- Daily What?! There’s a Scrabble Street Sign in Jackson Heights, Queens
- 10 of NYC’s Most Quirky Themed Bookstores