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Thursday: June 25, 2009

Tourists welcomed to NYC via seven mile police chase.Tourists welcomed to NYC via seven mile police chase.

What a way to start a vacation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 9:39 AM | Tags (6) | chase | manhattan | nyc | police | tourists | vacation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Deutsche Bank pulls the curtain back on new real-time carbon gas emission counter.Deutsche Bank pulls the curtain back on new real-time carbon gas emission counter.

Apparently the billboard itself is environmentally friendly as well. Just another reason to visit New York City.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 1:42 PM | Tags (4) | billboard | emissions | environment | nyc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

The Muppets are moving on over to Long Island City.The Muppets are moving on over to Long Island City.

According to the broker, Jim DeLuca of Cushman & Wakefield, incentives were key for the Creature Shop -- which designs and constructs all the Muppets like Kermit the Frog and Elmo -- and they were able to cut $6 a foot off the low-$20s a foot rent.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:23 PM | Tags (3) | lic | muppets | nyc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Ominous high-altitude wind machines could one day power New York City.Ominous high-altitude wind machines could one day power New York City.

The very best ground-based wind sites have a wind-power density of less than 1 kilowatt per square meter of area swept. Up near the jet stream above New York, the wind power density can reach 16 kilowatts per square meter. The air up there is a vast potential reservoir of energy, if its intermittency can be overcome.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 10:15 AM | Tags (4) | wind | environment | nyc | air |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


NYC cabby decides to transform back of cab into makeshift art studio.NYC cabby decides to transform back of cab into makeshift art studio.

When a passenger hops in, Peralta hands the rider a pen and a stack of computer paper. He tell his fares to draw anything they want. So far, the Dominican Republic native has collected 7,000 sketches.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 7:31 AM | Tags (3) | art | cab | nyc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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