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50 Innovations from NYC

Happy July 4th!

— July 4, 2008 — World
To celebrate the Declaration of Independence this July 4th, we've chosen to highlight New York City and the coolest innovations we've seen rise from the Big Apple of America. It's been 232 years since the United States declared independence from Great Britain.

There are plenty of incredible innovations from other states as well, but we solute them all; we'll pick another state next year. To all US Trend Hunters, Happy Fourth of July.

Implications - Businesses that offer their clients a wide range of products through which they can experience glamor or extravagance will appeal to a very wide audience. Members within today's consumption-driven society will flock to products that provide them luxurious and lavish encounters.
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Mingling with Journalists
Mingling with Journalists
Get Out in New York With "Time Out New York"
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48
Staged Urban Brawls
Staged Urban Brawls
NYC's Fight Clubs
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47
Inflatable Garbage Animals
Inflatable Garbage Animals
Air Zoo by Joshua Allen Harris
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46
Earth Hour 2008
Earth Hour 2008
Times Square Shuts off Billboards
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45
Drive 6 Luxury Cars in an Afternoon
Drive 6 Luxury Cars in an Afternoon
Gotham Dream Cars
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44
Greening New York Fashion Week
Greening New York Fashion Week
Aveda's Eco Efforts
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43
Hollywood Inspired Tourism
Hollywood Inspired Tourism
Sex & The City Pilgrimages & More
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42
NYC Garbage Art 2
NYC Garbage Art 2
Trash for Baseball Fans
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41
Giant Green Projections
Giant Green Projections
Earth Images at Grand Central NYC
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40
NYC Goes Green For Christmas
NYC Goes Green For Christmas
Rockefeller Tree Now Eco-Friendly
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39
Giant Scale Public Texting
Giant Scale Public Texting
NYC Artist Asks Londoners About Street Crime
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38
NYC Taxis Get High Tech
NYC Taxis Get High Tech
Touchscreens and Credit Card Payment
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37
New Yorkers Live Longer
New Yorkers Live Longer
Walking Raises Life Expectancy
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36
City Signs as Art
City Signs as Art
NYC Walk - Dont Walk chair
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35
Tribeca Grand Hotel Launches the Apple iStudio Hotel Room
Tribeca Grand Hotel Launches the Apple iStudio Hotel Room
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34
Celebrity Tour Guides
Celebrity Tour Guides
"Just Ask The Locals" of NYC
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33
Pay Toilets In NYC
Pay Toilets In NYC
15 Minute Toilets Self Clean
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32
Memorial Bikes
Memorial Bikes
NYC Ghost Bike Project Pays Tribute to Deceased Cyclists
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31
Food Stereotyping
Food Stereotyping
New York Boroughs Stereotyped Ice Cream
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30
Nerdy New York Hangouts
Nerdy New York Hangouts
Blogger Bars
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29
700 Simultaneous Camera Flashes
700 Simultaneous Camera Flashes
Improv Everywhere Celebrates Brooklyn Bridge
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28
Guerrilla Gardeners
Guerrilla Gardeners
Seed Bombs for Green Rebels
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27
Gramercy Park Hotel
Gramercy Park Hotel
Lifestyle Revolution in Manhattan.
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26
Time Standing Still
Time Standing Still
Frozen Grand Central by Improv Everywhere
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25
Brilliant Outdoor Ads
Brilliant Outdoor Ads
Marketing Beyond Images
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24
$1000 Bagel
$1000 Bagel
White Truffle Cream Cheese, Gold Leaves
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23
You on a Times Square Billboard
You on a Times Square Billboard
I in the Sky Public Art Project
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22
Eco-Friendly Fonts
Eco-Friendly Fonts
New York Times Green Issue
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21
Abandoned Real Estate Bus Tours
Abandoned Real Estate Bus Tours
Long Island Foreclosure Tours
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20
Viral Urban Graffiti
Viral Urban Graffiti
GTA IV NYC Wall Murals
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19
Fake Bodies as Street Art
Fake Bodies as Street Art
Mark Jenkins Embed Series
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18
Liquid Gold Body Wrap
Liquid Gold Body Wrap
Trump Tower Spa
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17
The Grand Opulence Sundae
The Grand Opulence Sundae
World's Most Expensive Ice Cream
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16
Protest 2.0
Protest 2.0
Online Dot Matrix Graffiti Bike
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15
The Library Hotel in New York City
The Library Hotel in New York City
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14
Waterfalls as Urban Art (UPDATE)
Waterfalls as Urban Art (UPDATE)
The New York City Waterfalls Now Open
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13
Garbage Art
Garbage Art
Artist Turns Trash to Time Capsule
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12
Terrace Farming
Terrace Farming
Urban Gardens Boom in NYC
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11
Improv Everywhere
Improv Everywhere
111 Topless Male Shoppers at Abercrombie and Fitch
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10
$1,000 Sushi
$1,000 Sushi
Foie Gras High Roller at Koi
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9
Tunnel Telescope From NYC to London
Tunnel Telescope From NYC to London
Telectroscope
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8
Sex Bar in New York by Pete Wentz
Sex Bar in New York by Pete Wentz
Do it in the Bathroom
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7
$25,000 NYC Dessert Sets Guinness Record
$25,000 NYC Dessert Sets Guinness Record
Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
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6
New York Nap Capsules
New York Nap Capsules
MetroNaps EnergyPod
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5
Street Poop Art
Street Poop Art
NYC Sprinkle Brigade
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4
World's Largest Gucci Store
World's Largest Gucci Store
Gucci New York
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3
Pop-Up Roomvertising
Pop-Up Roomvertising
Ikea Sets Up Fake Rooms Throughout NYC
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2
Hot Food Vending Machines
Hot Food Vending Machines
Automatic Satisfaction Back in NYC
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1
No Pants Subway Ride
No Pants Subway Ride
900 Underground Underwear Enthusiasts in NYC
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