CBS Report; 28th June 2011
Ever Get Lost In New York City? No Worries, ‘Wayfinder’ System Coming Soon
New York City may be a ‘helluva town,” as the old song goes. The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down.
But if you need help getting any place else, well, the Department of Transportation wants to stop you from getting lost, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.
“You know, Ross Perot used to say that New Yorkers couldn’t find their way out of New York City if they had a map,” said Carnegie Hill resident Debbie Dickinson.
Kramer decided to expand on the politician’s words and conduct an informal poll. It turns out he could have been on to something. She asked two New Yorkers how to get to ground zero. “It’s a trick question,” Bonnie Luria said.“I know where it is, but I don’t know how to get there. Okay, I’m a little dippy, dipsy,” added Terry Phelan.
Kramer then asked another how to get to the Empire State Building. “We walk. That’s all we know,” the person answered.
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