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7 Things New Yorkers Can Do With Their Leap Second

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

7 Things New Yorkers Can Do With Their Leap Second

[JLS Photography – Alaska]

To synchronize astronomical time with atomic time, a leap second is going to be added to the clock June 30th. You might think a second doesn’t make much difference, but the expression “I’ll be there in a New York minute” exists for a reason. Every New Yorker can find something to do with an extra second. Here are a few ideas:

 

1. Make your subway train

[Sascha Kilmer]
[Sascha Kilmer]
You know when you make it through the turnstile only to watch the doors close and the train take off? With your extra second, you will be on that train!

 

2. Get that taxi

[Felix Morgner]
[Felix Morgner]
Nab it before that stuffy guy in the business suit ten feet down from you gets it, so you’re not stuck waiting for another five minutes to see an empty one.

 

3. Give some change to a street performer

breakdancer
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You can take more seconds to stay and watch if you have time.

 

4. Send the ball back to the pick-up game

[Dean Hall]
[Dean Hall]
Save the players the trouble of having to run all the way across the road to get it.

 

5. Clean up

[Mike Knell]
[Mike Knell]
You might think this takes longer than a second, but if you pick up just one piece of trash right in your walking path and toss it in a garbage can/recycling bin also right in your walking path, you can do it!

 

6. Tip your barista

coffee heart

Spread the love.

 

7. Smile

[Thomas Hawk]
[Thomas Hawk]
And be thankful you live in the greatest city on earth!

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