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New York: America's Busiest City – Series 1 Episode 3 (1080i) (HDTV) – (T.B.P.W)

The final part of this three-part series, exploring what it is like to live in America’s biggest and busiest city. Anita Rani, Ade Adepitan, Ant Anstead and Dan Snow are in New York. From their base in CentralPark, they reveal the hidden systems and organisational miracles that keep the world’s busiest urban park clean and green. They meet the behind-the-scenes team who look after all 843 acres. Ade heads to Harlem and meets residents who are benefiting and suffering at the hands of gentrification. The price of a townhouse here has gone from $50,000 to over $4 million in 30 years. Ant is at Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan, where an entirely new district is being built on top of a functioning rail depot. It is an innovative building solution to the island’s lack of land. Dan Snow is in Coney Island discovering that television, air conditioning and extreme weather almost killed off this historic amusement zone. And we head to a multi-million dollar penthouse apartment in the company of estate agent Paula Del Nunzio, who holds the record for selling New York’s most expensive house – a cool $53 million investment.

New York: America’s Busiest City – Series 1 Episode 3 (1080i) (HDTV) – (T.B.P.W)
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New York: America's Busiest City – Series 1 Episode 1 (1080i) (HDTV) – (T.B.P.W)

The second part of this three-part series, revealing the astonishing daily systems that allow America’s biggest and busiest city to function. Anita Rani, Ade Adepitan, Ant Anstead and Dan Snow are in New York.From their base at the New Fulton fish market in The Bronx, they reveal the hidden nighttime operations, hard-nosed negotiations and price fluctuations of this wholesale operation. It is a stock exchange for seafood. This time, Anita, Ade and Ant trace New York’s food back to its source. Ade discovers that New York state produces an astonishing 600,000 tonnes of apples, more than 2.5 times Britain’s entire production. Anita visits a cattle farm that supplies the steakhouses of New York and finds their diet includes chocolate, crisps and pasta. Ant visits the New New York Bridge – $4 billion project that will provide a new transport artery for the city. Dan Snow heads to Freshkills on Staten Island. Once the world’s biggest landfill with 150 million tonnes of rubbish, it has been transformed into 2,200 acres of parkland. And we report on the revolution overtaking New York’s food delivery networks. Our cameras go out with the takeaway delivery drivers responsible for getting 180,000 chicken wings to hungry New Yorkers.

New York: America’s Busiest City – Series 1 Episode 2 (1080i) (HDTV) – (T.B.P.W)
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New York: America's Busiest City – Series 1 Episode 1 (1080i) (HDTV) – (T.B.P.W)

The opening night of a three-night stripped event revealing the astonishing daily systems that allow America’s biggest and busiest city to function. Anita Rani, Ade Adepitan, Ant Anstead and Dan Snow are in New York. From their base at Grand Central Terminal, they reveal the behind-the-scenes operations responsible for keeping the world’s biggest railway terminal running to schedule.

In this opening episode, Anita, Ade and Ant try commuting New York style, joining 5.5 million commuters on the iconic Staten Island ferry, the subway and citibikes – the latest addition to the transport network. Ant heads ten storeys down to visit the USA’s biggest transport project, the East Side Access, and gets a privileged first glimpse of the new station beneath Grand Central. Ade takes a ride in a yellow cab and discovers that a taxi license can cost up to $1 million. And today, this business model is under threat from taxi apps like Uber. Dan Snow heads to Times Square, New York’s most-visited place, to discover how the 230 LED advertising hoardings are maintained. And we reveal the secret world of lost property at the terminal, where 3,000 items, from phones to seven-foot long canoes, are handed in every month.

New York: America’s Busiest City – Series 1 Episode 1 (1080i) (HDTV) – (T.B.P.W)
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