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30Dec 20
When Did The Times Square Ball First Drop?

When did the Times Square ball first drop?

It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition: watching the ball drop in New York City’s Time Square. It began in 1907. The city banned New York Times from doing their usual pyrotechnics and fireworks display. The Times needed something new. They hired Jacob Starr, a Ukrainian metalworker, to create a time…

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12Mar 20
The “Edge” Opens In New York City

The “Edge” opens in New York City

The tallest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere opened in March 2020. The deck itself is a spectacular sight. It juts out from the 100th floor of the Hudson Yards building in Manhattan. The glass enclosure allows people to see views of the city and beyond.

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05Dec 19
Can Cargo Bikes Reduce Congestion In New York City?

Can cargo bikes reduce congestion in New York City?

New York City is known for its traffic jams. Officials hope to take some vehicles off the road with the help of cargo bikes. These pedal-assisted e-bikes have a large cargo box that allows operators to deliver packages—without contributing to congestion. People living in New York receive 1.5 million packages…

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