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Watch: Man Mounts Trump (Tower)

A man is presently climbing Trump Tower on New York’s Fifth Avenue using four suction cups. He reached the fifth floor about an hour ago according to Gothamist. Presently it’s not known why he’s doing this, but you can certainly watch it happen below, for as long as it lasts:

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Bryan Menegus

August 10th

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Wireless Payments Will Finally Come to the NYC Subway By 2021

The MTA’s MetroCard system is a source of frustration for regular commuters and presidential hopefuls alike. A plan to replace the magnetic cards with a modern contactless system has been in the works forever , and now the MTA is finally taking bids on the project.

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Chris Mills

April 13th

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NYC Halts Work on Critical Water Tunnel, Because Who Needs Water

If the ongoing Flint water crisis has taught us anything, it’s that providing clean running water to millions of people is an optional luxury. Wait, that’s not right.

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Chris Mills

April 6th

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More Convincing Proof We Need to Build Gondolas In American Cities

La Paz, Bolivia’s famous gondola system celebrates its second anniversary in May as a successful, low-cost travel option that moves 100,000 people per day. It’s also setting a global standard for a type of transportation that should be way more popular.

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Bryan Lufkin

February 11th

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Track Your Internet Connection in the New York Subway With This App

Living in New York can be a real bag of garbage sometimes. There’s the actual garbage, the mounds of snow covered in dog poo, the defunct phone booths dudes use like urinals, and worst of all, the unreliable data service underground. The indignity!

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Alex Cranz

February 8th

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NYC Needs to Build This Gondola Between Brooklyn and Manhattan

A few years ago, Williamsburg resident and real estate entrepreneur Dan Levy went skiing and marveled at the efficiency of the mountain’s new gondola lift. The cabins were so large that he felt like he was on a New York City subway car. And then it dawned on him: Why not build a gondola lift in the city?

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Adam Clark Estes

January 15th

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NYC Needs to Build This Gondola Between Brooklyn and Manhattan

A few years ago, Williamsburg resident and real estate entrepreneur Dan Levy went skiing and marveled at the efficiency of the mountain’s new gondola lift. The cabins were so large that he felt like he was on a New York City subway car. And then it dawned on him: Why not build a gondola lift in the city?

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Adam Clark Estes

January 15th

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NYC’s New Gigabit Wifi Hotspots Work Like Payphones From the Future

It’s the biggest, fastest public wifi project on Earth: Starting today, New York is unveiling street-side internet hotspots that will blanket America’s biggest city and provide unprecedented wifi access to over 8 million people.

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Bryan Lufkin

January 5th

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A Politician Would Like New York Trees to Have Their Own Email Addresses

It’s virtually impossible to get by in today’s modern world without digital communication. Perhaps that’s why a New York City politician has a plan to give 200 trees around the city their own email addresses.

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Jamie Condliffe

November 11th

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Many Abandoned Boats Wrecked By Hurricane Sandy Are Still Clogging NYC Rivers

Hurricane Sandy petered out over the East Coast almost exactly three years ago. The storm left chaos in its wake—and in some cases, that chaos is still floating in its waterways, says the New York Times.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

November 4th

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