Hitting 55 Straight Green Lights In New York Is The Ultimate High Score

This guy makes 55 consecutive stoplights in Manhattan without coming to a full stop. It’s like a real-life version of Flappy Bird.

Granted, the filmmaker, Tim Burke (not Deadspin‘s Tim Burke) did so around 3 a.m., when there’s nothing but a few nighthawk cabs on the road, and you can sort of set your own pace (and move into the bus-only lane if someone’s going slow in the middle,)

I’m not sure where his route takes him. Reader xxxgreygh0stxxx says it’s Fifth Avenue going south which explains the lack of right turns, as it borders Central Park. At 2:16 the car passes the Guggenheim on the left, and at 2:49 it passes MoMA on the right. “Anytime of the day that stretch of road from 110th street to 59th street [the length of Central Park] is the most congested road in the city.”

There is another monument at 4:25 that New Yorkers might recognise. What is it?

55 Green Lights [Tim Burke, YouTube]


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