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Some Billionaires Want To Give NYC A $170 Million Park In The Hudson

Last month, Mayor De Blasio announced a push to fund green spaces in New York’s poor neighbourhoods. This probably isn’t exactly what he meant: very wealthy power couple Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg have announced plans to fund a giant park in the Hudson River.


The Plan To Turn NYC's Old Payphones Into Free Gigabit Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Today, the New York City mayor’s office announced the winning bid to transform the city’s existing payphone infrastructure. LinkNYC will bring free gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity to some 7000 street towers. It’s one of the largest and most ambitious citywide Wi-Fi networks in the world.


New York At Night Beautifully Recreated With 3454 Oil Paintings

I’ve had this night in New York before. Actually, anyone who has lived there has had this night. And though you might not immediately recognise it, you will. That’s because the art in this video is lifted straight from those nights you don’t exactly remember but you know were awesome. Basically, New York on any given night.


Meet The Floating Super-Crane Building The Tappan Zee Bridge

At 100m, the crane stands taller than the Statue of Liberty, plus has a lifting capacity of 1800 tonnes. But what makes The Left Coast Lifter extra spectacular is that it operates by floating on a 117m barge powered by three diesel generators.


Photo Of New York City Before And After Cleaning Shows How Filthy It Is

New York is a monumental, awe-inspiring city. Much of its gritty cinematographic character comes from her heavy makeup, layers upon layers of pollution deposited for decades in every nook and crack. Trevor Little’s photo of two guys powerwashing a building clearly shows this beautiful old city’s true skin.


4 Ways Hurricane Sandy Is Still Transforming New York City's Infrastructure

Hurricane Sandy made landfall two years ago last night, sparking one of the largest natural disasters New York has ever seen. In the 24 months since, New York has changed in dozens of unexpected ways — and it’s just going to change more.


A Giant Drill Came This Close To Tearing Through A Packed NYC Subway Car

A whole bunch of Queens commuters almost got to star in their very own horror movie yesterday when a rogue contractor accidentally bored through an F-train subway tunnel with a 10-inch drill bit. So, uh, happy Halloween. Or something.


Paris And New York Are Not That Different From The Right Angles

Video: I love New York despite/because New Yorkers and I love Paris despite/because Parisians. This time-lapse compares their striking similarities — from the right angles. I only wish Paris shared New York’s 24-hour life and New York shared Paris‘ joy de vivre.


NYC Is Home To A Hyper-Real Simulation Of A Massive Solar Plant

In the desert near Tonopah, Nevada, a circular sea of oversized mirrors — 10,000 mirrors — follow the sun, and direct its rays onto the power tower in the centre of the Crescent Dunes solar energy plant. Now, in the middle of Manhattan, a computer-generated visualisation of that scene glitters on an LED wall outside Lincoln Center.


Explore The Largest Steam Pipe System In The World, Hidden Beneath NYC

In its latest adventure, the New York Times’ Living City series explores the city’s enormous underground steam distribution system. Unlike anywhere in the world, New York hides away the largest steam system that powers all types of humidification sources, preserving museum art to even dishwashers in every restaurant kitchen. A total of 2000 buildings are powered by this service.


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