Taxi Industry Creates App to Compete with Uber; Mapping the City’s Shifting Art Gallery Scene

Posted On Thu, August 27, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, August 27, 2015 By In Daily Link Fix

  • For the second year in a row, Lonely Planet names Queens the country’s #1 travel destination. [NYT]
  • 50 things you didn’t know about Le Corbusier. [ArchDaily]
  • To compete with Uber, the taxi industry has launched its own app. Called Arro, it will allow users to hail and pay for yellow and green cabs right on their phones (and without surge pricing). [Crain’s]
  • The city allocates $100 million to build a new flood protection system for lower Manhattan. [NYDN]
  • A new map shows how the city’s art gallery scene has changed in recent years. Zip code 10021 on the Upper East Side has more galleries than any other neighborhood, even Chelsea. [LLNYC]
  • “Love your Kindle, but miss the smell of old books?” This candle can help. [Mashable]

Images: NYC taxi (L); Art gallery via j-No/Flickr (R)

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