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  1. Science

    Our Friend Bill Nye Is Coming to New York in July, Wants Us to “Turn It up Loud”

    Is it July yet? We only ask because that's when Our Friend Bill Nye is coming to New York City for three nights of... something. This video teases a bigger announcement that will come Friday about exactly what he'll be doing, but we know he'll be talking about science. We also know we plan on being there.

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  2. Entertainment

    Check Out A Sneak Peek Of LEGO’s Upcoming 2014 Line From American International Toy Fair

    Yesterday we were given the chance to take a look at LEGO's new toy lines at the Javits Center in New York as part of this year's American International Toy Fair. Everything was, as the song goes, awesome.

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  3. Tech

    NYC Subway System Now Testing Giant Touch Screens, STILL No Internet On Trains

    For the last month New York's transit system has been slowly invaded by visitors from the future, come to offer directions and guide us on our underground journey. After over a year of planning, 18 giant interactive touch-screen kiosks are now up in grand Central Station, and the creators claim they're finally ready to face commuters' scrutiny.

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  4. Weird

    So It’s Come To This: You Can Now Pay $60 For A Professional Cuddle

    It's the dead of winter, and if your heated body pillow isn't hacking it anymore, we get it. So does Ali C, the woman Gothamist calls "New York's First Professional Cuddler." Starting at 60 dollars a session, Ali will remind you what it feels like to be touched by another human being.

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  5. Weird

    This “New York Subway Signs Experiment” Is Seriously Heartwarming [Video]

    Fun fact! Apparently there is a sign at the top of every New York subway station that conductors have to point to in order to prove that they're paying attention and stopping the train at the right place. When Yosef Lerner found this out, he and his friends decided to have some lighthearted fun with it.

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  6. Weird

    “Steal Banksy” Website Maps Out All Of His New York Artwork So You Can Steal It

    We've been a bit lax in reporting the past couple of Banksy pieces in New York, but that doesn't mean he's stopped unveiling them. If you want to play catch up, then the Steal Banksy website is a great place for tracking every painting across the 5 boroughs-- and every time they've been defaced, too.

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  7. Entertainment

    Improv Everywhere Brings LOTR to New York With Gandalf’s Infamous “You Shall Not Pass!” [Video]

    To the Grey Wizard of Central Park, we are all vicious balrogs who seek to unmake the Fellowship with our fiery whips of many thongs. Luckily, Improv Everywhere has given this noble Istari his moment in the spotlight as part of their "Movies in Real Life" series. Soldier on, Gandalf Greyhame. Eventually someone will heed your warning. Maybe.

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  8. Weird

    Banksy’s Latest Piece Is At Greenpoint, Says What Every Sarcastic Redditor Already Thinks

    Everything is more profound when a famous intellectual says it. That’s why people on the Internet are constantly misattributing stupid quotes to William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde. So if Banksy — who is also famous — says it, does that mean it’s officially his theory now? Or is Plato going to get credit for this [...]

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  9. Weird

    Here Are All the New Banksy Pieces You Missed Between Friday and Today

    Did you guys do anything fun this weekend? Because the street artist Banksy sure did. He's been running around New York City all October as part of a self-proclaimed residency project, and he got a lot done since we last checked into his work on Friday. Come see for yourself.

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  10. Entertainment

    Doctor Who Fans Petition Empire State Building To Light Up TARDIS Blue on November 23rd

    The iconic Empire State Building here in New York City changes the color of its lights at the top of the building to celebrate certain occasions. As far as we know it's never celebrated Doctor Who, and fans of the show want that to change. Someone has started a Change.org petition to get the building lit up TARDIS blue on November 23rd.

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  11. Entertainment

    PSA: Banksy Is in New York!

    Get excited, fellow art geeks! Banksy is in New York for the month of October, and he's attempting to host an entire art show on the streets of the city. He started yesterday, and as soon as we heard about today's piece we headed over to catch it before it's painted over or tagged by other graffiti artists.

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  12. Science

    New Study Confirms (My) Upper East Side School Is the Saddest Place in NYC

    Stuyvesant, Horace Mann, my own Upper East Side brick prison (Hunter College High School)-- all breeding grounds of dead-eyed, ofttimes socially awkward graduates who sometimes like to argue about whose school was hardest. While we may disagree about that unto death, a new study reports: Hunter is the saddest.

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  13. Weird

    Somebody Found a Dead Shark On a Queens-Bound NYC Subway Last Night

    Angry science junkies may have boycotted Discovery Channel for airing that completely bogus Megalodon documentary, but apparently the Universe won't allow us to let go of Shark Week so easily this year. Or, at least, this dead shark that showed up on the N train last night in New York City didn't. We're sorry, Shark Week.

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  14. Tech

    New York City Offers Free Wi-Fi in 32 More Parks With Purpose-Defeating 10-Minute Limit

    Offering free Wi-Fi in public parks is a great thing for cities to do because it can help underserved citizens get online, but also because it's just hella convenient. New York City already has free Wi-Fi in a number of parks thanks to a deal with AT&T, but they're expanding the program through a new deal with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable. Unlike the AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots -- which are free all the time for everyone always -- the Time Warner and Cablevision parks will have a 10-minute daily limit on free access. You're doing it wrong.

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  15. Weird

    Backwards-Moving Flash Mob Confuses the Hell Out of NYC Tourists [Video]

    New York City is a weird enough place, justifying daily the phrase "only in New York!" As the Geekosystem office is situated in the Big Apple -- which no one who lives here calls it, by the way -- we're happy whenever something positive livens up our town. In a prelude to April Fool's Day, more than 2,000 people moved backwards in Times Square for 5 minutes, confusing locals and tourists alike.

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