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Tightrope walker re-creates Twin Towers feat in East Hampton

Philippe Petit walks a high wire during the

(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

On Aug. 7, 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit made headlines when he walked fearlessly between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

Exactly 40 years later, Petit, now 64, brought past and present together at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton with a stunning re-creation of the famous endeavor.

The sun was just beginning to set on Thursday when Petit, dressed in black,...

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Wi-Fi installed on Long Beach boardwalk

Cablevision has launched Optimum Wi-Fi for customers along

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

Cablevision has launched Optimum Wi-Fi for customers along the 2.2-mile Long Beach boardwalk.

The company installed 60 Internet hot spots running along the beach, available for Optimum customers to connect on cellphones, laptops and tablets.

The boardwalk was rebuilt and reopened last year after it was destroyed by superstorm Sandy. The boardwalk’s Wi-Fi comes in addition to 350 hot...

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