Earlier today, LEGO unveiled a gigantic, full scale model of a Star Wars X-wing, and at 11 feet tall and 43 feet long, using over 5.3 million bricks, it’s the largest LEGO model ever created.
As city inspectors were inspecting a building three blocks from Ground Zero in Manhattan, they found something unexpected— a five foot chunk of landing gear from one of the hijacked planes that took down the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
Pay phones are nearly dead breed, because who doesn’t have a phone in their pocket or quick access to one? But instead of getting rid of all the old pay phones, NYC is redesigning many of them to be 21st century hubs of information. The above picture is an illustration of the winning design of the NYC Payphone Design Challenge. Called “NYFi”, it’s a large touchscreen where people can not only make calls, request information, get directions and even get new MetroCards.
Unless you’re a NYC native, the New York subway system can be a little confusing. Not daunting, but if you’re not used to the city, expect yourself to be crowded around an old paper subway map, trying to figure out where you are and where you need to go. In the near future, even complete out of town idiots will be able to easily navigate the subway with the help of real time touch screen kiosks. It tells you where you are, you tap where you want to go and voila!
If you live in New York or are planning a trip to New York, a good MTA subway app can be a good starting place for getting to where you need to go like a pro. Now the MTA has released its own iPhone app that lets you track train departures and arrivals in real time before you buy your ticket.
Tonight, Paul McCartney will be the new lead singer for Nirvana, Eddie Vedder will be part of Pink Floyd
At tonight’s 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in NYC, there will be lots of big names on hand to perform, including a couple combinations that could be very interesting to watch. Paul McCartney will be joining Krist Novaselic and Dave Grohl, essentially making McCartney the lead singer of a briefly re-formed Nirvana, and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder will be teaming up with Roger Waters on some Dark Side of the Moon songs. Ow my head.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a long-standing tradition and it’s a pretty fun, innocent affair. But this year, some students from Tufts University found something unusual in the shower of confetti that graced the parade— pieces of confidential Nassau County police documents, with enough information intact to identify police officers by name and Social Security number.