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07.10.14 Amy K. Nelson

This is the best. All those horrible tour buses and the horrible people who ride them finally get a real New York City greeting via fire hydrants. To the people who did this, you are my heros. UPDATE: Exclusive interview with the guys who shot the video. Post by Donovan Sid Perez. To the heroes, […]

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06.02.14 Andy Cush

Last month, the NYC data blogger Ben Wellington of I Quant NY discovered the most profitable fire hydrant in the city. Wellington analyzed data about parking tickets to find the spot, which sits on Forsyth between Rivington and Delancey on the Lower East Side. He also figured out why the hydrant is such a money-maker: confusingly, […]

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04.24.14 Andy Cush

The city’s most valuable fire hydrant is on Forsyth Street between Rivington and Delancey. Cops handed out 84 tickets to drivers who parked in front of the hydrant between August and December of last year, netting $9,660 in fines. Extrapolated out, that’s $25,000 a year. The data blogger Ben Wellington of I Quant NY, who […]

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01.28.13 Samer Kalaf

Dripping faucets are a wasteful nuisance, but as this video shows, dripping fire hydrants are much, much worse. This video taken on Nelson Avenue in the Bronx shows how in this cold weather, a small leak over time can coat a large part of the street in ice. It’s rather fascinating (and dangerous). There’s a […]

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