Relax, There’s No Bubonic Plague on the Subway; A Brief History of Jaywalking in NYC

Posted On Tue, August 4, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, August 4, 2015 By In Daily Link Fix

  • Turns out, there actually is no bubonic plague or anthrax on the subway. The scientists who made these claims back in February are now backing off their findings. [WSJ]
  • Check out this photo essay of lower Manhattan in 1980. [Tribeca Citizen]
  • The term jaywalking, which was coined in the Times in 1915, is celebrating its centennial year. It was used as part of an effort to reclaim the streets for cars. [Gothamist]
  • These $189 jeans will charge your iPhone. [Mashable]
  • New map shows the power plants of the USA. Natural gas is the predominant source of power in New York. [Washington Post]
  • Tour a historic Brooklyn Heights apartment that’s full of salvaged and vintage finds. [Design Sponge]

Images: Bacteria on the subway (L); Jaywalking via Roberta Zouain/Flickr (R)



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