REUTERS/John Schults - Ducks make their way in the water as buildings are reflected on the surface of the reservoir in Central Park on an autumn day in New York November 10, 2014.

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How the Metro Revolution Is Inventing the Future in New York

January 5, 2015, Jennifer Bradley

At a secret location high above Brooklyn, a pair of cameras steadily capture pictures of Manhattan every ten seconds, checking building “burps” (unexpected increases in emissions) in order to learn more about how New York City works. In shared space at Google’s office in SoHo graduate students are creating new apps that cull information from social media to alert reports to newsworthy events, while at MTA headquarters in Brooklyn, budding data engineers collaborate with city agencies and industries to use big data to solve big urban problems.  

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