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conductor

Yosef Lerner writes:

“In New York City, subway conductors have to point at a black and white sign. At every hour of the day. At every stop. On every train. Like they’re some sort of automated robot that just happens to go home to families and children and processes complex human emotion. They do this to show that they’ve fully arrived on the platform. Conductors spend their whole day in that small booth, alone. It is incredibly loud, and they get minimal human contact. We decided to show our appreciation for their work.”

Music: Patrick Lee – Quittin’ Time

Jezebel

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A BMW Z4 driver using the YouTube handle AfroDuckProductions has released a video of his 24 minute, 26.5 mile (42.6km) clockwise loop of New York City from FDR/East Side Drive at 116th Street and back, beating the previous record of 26 minutes set in 2010.

Average speed: 66mph (106.2km/h)

Jalopnik has a short interview with the soon to be busted proud speedster.

laughingsquid/jalopnik

edge

Brent Weingard of Expert Window Cleaners has been razoring, sponging and squeegee-ing the windows of New York for 35 years.

He recently shared his experience of the high life with the New York Times: the gravity defiance; the vertiginous ledges, the celebrity clients, the Picassos and Van Goghs gimpsed through the windows of vast apartments.

He’s seen it all.

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01The former Squibb Park in Brooklyn, New York.

Renamed after the late Beastie Boy following a campaign by the Brooklyn Heights Blog community.

Ciaran Le Cool writes:

The newly opened Adam Yauch park in Brooklyn a year after his death. Would love to know what readers consider best song/ MCA lyrics. For me, it’s either ‘intergalactic’ or this.

Now You Can Visit Adam Yauch Park (Slate)

Ad-Rock Remembers “Crazy” Adam Yauch At Brooklyn Park Dedication (Gothamist)