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New York City’s most cultured denizen is now slithering along downtown visiting the hottest cultural venues–the one’s so many of us are missing. The Bronx Zoo Cobra that was rumored to have escaped yesterday is really just enjoying some R&R in the formerly–and to many still–Greatest City on Earth.

He’s been tweeting his observations from the Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museums, he’s toured the Empire State Building and visited Wall Street. Follow the new NYC tour guide through the underbelly of  the city to see what really makes it great: ART and CULTURE.

This cobra ain’t never leavin New York!

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This was a street sign that went up all over NYC during the tenure of Mayor Ed Koch, one of the most colorful of the New York City mayors of my lifetime.  As the 80s icon of New York himself (loud, brash, and opinionated) he understood his city very well—well enough to know New Yorkers didn’t pay attention to street signs. So in the early 1980s Hizzoner developed a campaign to talk the way the man on the street talks, with this and another sign: “Don’t even THINK of parking here.”
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