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The Super Bowl Will Force Times Square Into ‘Lockdown’ This Year

Get ready to address a whole lot of complaints from the notoriously friendly people of New York City, NFL!

Seems the old National Football League will install a 180-foot-long toboggan in the middle of Times Square to promote the 2014 Super Bowl, set to be played in historical East Rutherford, New Jersey. And yes, that means closing off  the area from 33rd to 48th streets to all traffic for an entire week. Here’s an artist’s extremely optimistic rendering:

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Of course the event will be heavily patrolled by “police helicopters with special sensors to detect radiation on the ground”, bomb-sniffing dogs, more cameras than you can count and “ lots of radiation detection boats in addition to the usual complement of heavily armed cops.”

Sounds fun—and we can’t imagine any New York-based journalists writing articles about how annoying it is or posting pictures of the mayhem on Twitter.

We look forward to a detailed play-by-play analysis of all the (fake) snowball fights.

(H/T Gothamist)

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