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Hollow Sidewalks

posted by DL Byron on April 18, 2005

Hollow Whenever we visit NYC I hear the same, distinctive, hotel-room rattling sound. It sounds like a forklift crashing through a steel grate, falling two stories underground, landing on metal garbage cans and, scattering the cans in a 5 block blast-zone radius. We've stayed in different parts of the city and hear the same sound. I've come to expect it and I'm always on watch for the actual source of the sound.

On our way to the Apple Store, I saw these Hollow Sidewalk signs and wondered if that had something to do with it. Why would the sidewalks be hollow and what's under them? Do the metal traps covering the sidewalks periodically open and close, in a synchronized manner? That could be the sound source. That or the fabled mole people at work, turning the machinery that keeps the city working.

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Apr 18  |  steve said:

what do you think the “sub” in “Subway” means?

Apr 18  |  -b- said:

Mole people?

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