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Urban Planet: Keys to the City

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Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

The New York Post reports on the unbelievable story of how a set of keys to the city ended up on eBay last month. Retired New Jersey locksmith Daniel Ferraris sold a “firemen’s key ring”, which included keys to gain control of virtually any elevator in the city, knock out power to municipal buildings, skyscrapers and streetlights and allow access to hundreds of spaces. The key ring was purchased by a Post reporter – leaving unanswered questions about the danger of having these keys available to the public. (New York Post)

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One comment

  1. Just wanted to point out that every time this photo is published on a site, it gives whoever comes across it exactly how to copy each key. 

    Although this is an interesting story, you (and everyone else who has) are doing quite a bit of harm by posting this pic.