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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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T-Mobile reports iPhone preorders up over 30% from last year as Apple warns of delays in NY

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has tweeted that iPhone 6s preorders are more than 30% higher than those of the iPhone 6 last year. While there have been a number of clues that the iPhone 6s launch was going to be big, this is the first sign of any hard data. Apple said a week ago that […]

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Ben Lovejoy

September 23rd

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10,000 NYC Vehicles Are Going To Test the Government’s Connected Car Tech

We knew that the US Department of Transportation was testing connected vehicle technology in the relatively small town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. But now that tech is getting a big test in a big city: New York.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

September 14th

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A Rare Glimpse of the Ancient Infrastructure That Controls NYC’s Subway

New York City’s subway system is a wonder of engineering—but sadly, that engineering is so old that it’s not even manufactured anymore, causing huge problems for the people who run it and anyone trying to use it . That means the MTA has built a whole shop up around trying to maintain its aging technology, and now they’re giving us a look at this underground industry.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

July 30th

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NYC Is Razing and Rebuilding LGA, Everyone’s Least Favorite Airport

A panel of architects, engineers, planners, and lawmakers evaluating the future of America’s most-maligned airport released the results of their research to the public today. Their first recommendation: Tear it down!

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

July 27th

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Uber Attacks NYC Mayor’s Plans to Curb Its Growth Directly in App

Uber’s famous for using aggressive tactics. Its latest stunt is aimed directly at New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. The company added a tab to the app to illustrating what would happen if the mayor’s new “Uber cap” bill passes.

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Mario Aguilar

July 17th

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