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An homage to the occasionally moments-too-late New York subway commuter by Jessica Leibowitz. To wit:

There is no quintessential NYC experience quite like running down a subway station platform with your arms flapping all about like a distressed penguin, making eye contact with the conductor, and then hesitantly stretching out your hand to try to slip between the doors before they close.

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A recently released 2014 animated short by Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann depicting an apparently post apocalyptic New York city being reclaimed by vines.

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A drone video by creative agency Darkhorse documenting progress in the construction of the 137m tall  Bjarke Ingels ‘Via 57 West’ in New York – due for completion later this year and dubbed ‘courtscraper’ due to its supposed architectural fusion of European perimeter block and Manhattan skyscraper.

With a tacit nod to Jabba’s Khatanna, we feel

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Last night.

The Irish Distance Medley Relay team – Declan Murray and Brian Gregan, from Clonliffe Harriers AC in Dublin; Mark English, from UCD; and US-based Ciarán Ó Lionáird, from Leevale AC in Cork – ran at the Armory in New York and finished second behind the US team.

A Distance Medley Relay, unlike the 4 x 100m or 4 x 400m relay, sees four people run four different distances [400m, 800m, 1200m and 1600m].

Last night’s race saw the US finish in 9.19.93, to break the world record of 9.25.97.

The Irish team also finished under the previous world record with a time of 9.25.37.

The four men will compete in the 2015 Morton Games in Dublin on July 24.

Ciarán Ó Lionáird, pictured top, writes:

“Last night, Ireland, a country of less than 5 million people put four guys on the line to try for a world record in the Distance Medley Relay against middle distance powerhouses USA and Kenya, as well as a bunch of other talented teams.

We ran under the old world record but came up short to a very talented US team. That said, I’m very proud to be a part of a nation with a rich tradition in middle distance and we are back mixing it on the world stage again. It’s an exciting time to be an Irish athlete.”

Pic: John Nepolitan

Ciarán Ó Lionáird (Facebook)

Clonliffe duo on Irish record breaking team that places 2nd (Clonliffe Harriers)

Oregon-fueled USA DMR sets a world record in New York; Cam Levins posts a winning double (Oregon Live)

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The penthouse of 432 Park Avenue – a residential skyscraper soon to be the tallest building in New York City (at 396m, 9.1m taller than One World Trade Centre).

Built on the $440 million site of the 1926 Drake Hotel, the development is due for completion next year.

104 apartments ranging in price from $16.96 million to $82.5 million.

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