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East River Park's Snow Jump Gets Its Powder On

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Why are we so obsessed with the assemblage of Red Bull's big snowboarding ramp in East River Park? Two words: Shipping. Containers. Friends, our fascination with the medium goes way back. We love 'em as museums, we love 'em as homes, and now, we love 'em for catching big air. Also, tipsters keep sending us photos. But hey, the stack of snow-covered shippers makes for a nice visual counterpart to the rising towers across the river. You can have your fancy waterfront condos, Williamsburg. Manhattan's got a metal mini-mountain!
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