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New New York City
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LocationEarth
First appearance"Space Pilot 3000" (1ACV01)
Episode

New New York is a major city in the United States and the primary setting of Futurama. New New York is the reincarnation of the former New York City, remnants of which can still be found underground.

History

In the year 3000, the name of the city of New York City has been changed to New New York, presumably when it was rebuilt after one of Earth's periods of alien invasion. The city of New New York is built upon the ruins of Old New York. The city has seen some changes: the subways have been replaced with a tube transport network, and ethnic neighborhoods like China Town and Little Italy have been joined by Little Neptune. But in many ways it has not changed much in 1000 years: locals are still rude, public transportation is over-crowded, and it is a place where many cultures mingle.

Geography

New New York is located in the Northeastern United States on Earth, approximately halfway between Washington D.C. and Boston. The location at the Hudson River delta, which feeds into a naturally sheltered harbor and then into the Atlantic Ocean, has helped the city grow in significance as a trading city. Much of the city is built on the three islands of Manhattan, Staten Island, and Long Island, which are built above the Old New York, making land scarce and encouraging a high population density. The city's land has been changed considerably by human intervention, with substantial land reclamation along the waterfronts.

Boroughs

Manhattan

Hell's Laboratory

See Hell's Laboratory.
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First Appearance: "A Clone of My Own"
Name Reference: New York has a real neighborhood called "Hell's Kitchen"
Description: "The nerdiest slum in New New York," Hell's Lab is where the Professor grew up.

Little Bitaly

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First Appearance: "Bender Gets Made"
Name Reference: Refers to Little Italy, a neighborhood in New York. As well as bits, the smallest unit of memory in computer, and thereby robotic, systems.
Description: A robot neighborhood in NNY, also the home of the Robot Mafia.

Little Neptune

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First Appearance: "My Three Suns"
Name Reference: An immigrant neighborhood, like Little Italy or Chinatown
Description: A seedy neighborhood inhabited largely by Neptunian immigrants. It seems to be a somewhat vague reference to Chalmun's Cantina scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Both seem seedy, have a menagerie of robot and alien denizens, and both feature the main characters going into a place that sell food. Also, the scene where Fry is saved by Leela from the Organ Dealer and his accomplice is similar to when Obi-Wan Kenobi saves Luke Skywalker from Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba.

New New York Sewers

City of Sewer Mutants

See NNY Sewers.
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First Appearance: "Space Pilot 3000"
Description: A locale with two distinct areas: the ruins of Old New York and the city of Sewer Mutants. This is where we can find Leela's Parents, seems as Leela was first to be thought of as an alien mutant but infact is the daughter of two mutants that didn't want such a beautiful baby to grow up in the sewers. There has been the sign that the sewers links to Old New York via the old sewers of Old New York, where Fry talks to his old neibourly "friend" who is now a mutant, in the sewers of Old New York.

Old New York

See Old New York.
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First Appearance: "Space Pilot 3000"
Description: It was one of the biggest cities in the world and produced more garbage than any other city. In the 31st century exists below the streets of New New York. In the episode Space Pilot 3000, it shows the Aliens destroying the whole of New york (later realising bender was the cause of this) and leaving nothing behind, however as you see in the picture to the left, it is almost exactly the same, just in ruins.

The Bronx

Brooklyn

Home of the Brooklyn Aquarium which includes many marine species.

Queens

Home to the racetrack Flushing Downs.

Staten Island

Demographics

Neptunians are among the most notable Alien immigrants.
Robots are among the poorest in society.

New New York is still one of the most diverse cities on earth. Throughout its history, the city has been a major point of entry for human immigrants; the term melting pot was first coined to describe densely populated immigrant neighborhoods. During the last 1000 years, robots (among them Bending Units), aliens (among them Neptunians and Decapodians), and mutants also began to settle down in New New York and live in peaceful coexistence with each other. Sewer mutants were an exception until 3010. They used to live segregated from the rest of society in New New York Sewers and members of the upper class lobbied government officials to keep the status quo. However, in 3010 campaigns of civil resistance aimed at achieving equal rights for mutants caused the end of segregation.

Most of the population of New New York lives in apartments. Only a few can afford real estates. The city's population still has a large income disparity that applies to human beings as well as aliens and robots. However, it can be observed that most of New New York's wealthiest citizens are humans and aliens, while robots are among the poorest and most criminal citizens of the society (see Robot Mafia) despite, or probably because of, their increased intelligence. Although almost all sewer mutants, except Leela, still live segregated from the rest of the world, and appear dirty, poor, and unhealthy to beings living above New New York Sewers, this society consist of a wide range of white collar (doctors, teachers, etc.) and blue collar workers. The upper class, which is approximately 1% or less of society is dominated by humans, but also aliens who are considered royal on their home planets. The main distinguishing features of this class are the ability to own celestial bodies, the immense political influence and very high life expectancy.

Leela's apartment building

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First Appearance: "Parasites Lost" (although there is a possibility that the bed in which Leela and Fry had sex "Anthology of Interest I" is here).
Description: A fairly regular apartment building containing the sparse apartment in which Leela used to live, in apartment 1i until it was destroyed by the nudist alien scammers. However, it was rebuilt, as shown in "The Prisoner of Benda".

Robot Arms Apartments

See Robot Arms Apartments.
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First Appearance: "I, Roommate"
Name Reference: Variant of a classic name formula, such as "King's Arms Inn" or "Garfield Arms Apartments."
Description: A high-rise apartment community that caters to Robot residents. Home to Bender and Fry. Most rooms are little more than 2 cubic meter storage units, as robots require little more than a place to recharge. Bender seems to have lucked into (or pays extra for) a room with a massive closet, which itself has multiple rooms and a large window.

Economy

New New York is a global hub of international and interstellar business and commerce. The city has always attracted many big and small businesses. Many major companies are headquartered in New New York.

Mom's Friendly Robot Company Headquarters

See MomCorp.
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First Appearance: "A Fishful of Dollars"
Description: The headquarters for MomCorp, a multinational robot corporation.

Planet Express Headquarters

See Planet Express headquarters.
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First Appearance: "Space Pilot 3000"
Description: The waterfront headquarters of a delivery company owned by Professor Farnsworth that employs Fry, Leela, and Bender among others.

GeneWorks, S.K.G.

See GeneWorks, S.K.G..
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First Appearance: "Three Hundred Big Boys"
Name Reference: A reference to DreamWorks, a computer animation company.
Description: A genetic lab where stem cells are available for retail purchase.

Malfunctioning Eddie's Rocket Car Emporium

See Malfunctioning Eddie's Rocket Car Emporium.
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First Appearance: "Put Your Head on My Shoulders"
Name Reference: The name refers to Crazy Eddie, a consumer electronics chain founded in Brooklyn, New York. Unlike his human predecessor, Eddie is merely a malfunctioning robot and not a felon convicted for fraud.
Description: The most high-end place in NNY to buy luxury hover cars, including the Thundercougerfalconbird. They claim their prices are low because of Eddie's malfunctions, but this claim is not supported by the hard-sell tactics of their sales staff, particularly Victor.

Alien Overlord & Taylor

See Alien Overlord & Taylor.
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First Appearance: "A Fishful of Dollars"
Name Reference: Refers to the retail chain "Lord & Taylor"
Description: A New New York department store.

Hacking Jack's Fine Smokables

See Hacking Jack's Fine Smokables.
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First Appearance: "Three Hundred Big Boys"
Description: A Cigar store selling many smoking brands, and for some reason, burglar's tools, which Bender buys to steal the shop's expensive cigar, that he couldn't afford.

Crack Mansion

See Crack Mansion.
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First Appearance: "Three Hundred Big Boys"
Description: A very upscale crack house.

Diamonds Are Forever

See Diamonds Are Forever.
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First Appearance: "Three Hundred Big Boys"
Name Reference: Diamonds Are Forever is a James Bond novel (and movie).
Description: A jewelery store that has an ironic "Going Out of Business Sale."

Ed's Hiking Supplies & Spelunketeria

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First Appearance:"Godfellas"
Description: A hiking supplies shop that sells all the basic hiking equipment. Also sells loaded pack mules and sherpas off the wall.

Other smaller businesses in New New York City.

Government and Public Services

The government of New New York is very centralized. It is responsible for public education, correctional institutions, libraries, public safety, recreational facilities, sanitation, water supply and welfare services. Mayor C. Randall Poopenmeyer is the elected mayor of New New York and has filled this function since at least the year 3000.

Citihall

See Citihall.
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First Appearance: "A Big Piece of Garbage"
Description: The seat of New New York's government. A parody on the name and old logo of Citibank, a real banking finance group founded and headquartered in Old New York City.

Central Bureaucracy

See Central Bureaucracy.
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First Appearance: "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back"
Description: Central Bureaucracy regulates and controls all bureaucratic activities within New New York Notes: A bureaucrat Beholder (a creature from Dungeons & Dragons which is pretty much a giant, floating cyclopean head with a large amount of eye-stalks sticking out of its head) guards at least one corridor; it was found sleeping on the job and begged the Planet Express crew not to tell his superiors.

Applied Cryogenics

See Applied Cryogenics.
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First Appearance: "Space Pilot 3000"
Description: A cryogenics lab that has existed since at least 1997.

Cookieville Minimum-Security Orphanarium

See Cookieville Minimum-Security Orphanarium.
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First Appearance: "The Cyber House Rules"
Description: The orphanarium where Leela grew up, and was honored as an adult.

Earth Army Recruiting Center

See Earth Army Recruiting Center.
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First Appearance: "War Is the H-Word"
Description: A recruiting center for all the civilians who want to join the DOOP Army.

Taco Bellevue Hospital

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First Appearance: "Bender Gets Made"
Name Reference: A combination of Taco Bell and Bellevue Hospital.
Description: Providing the finest in medical care and affordable Mexican food. At least one of the doctors on staff resembles a chihuahua (similar to the one used in Taco Bell advertising).

Decapodian Embassy

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First Appearance: "A Taste of Freedom"
Description: The Decapodian Embassy is the embassy of Decapod 10. It is made of sand like all buildings on Decapod 10 and is in the middle of a little lake. Zoidberg hid in it to escape from a group of angry humans due to Zoidberg eating the Earth flag.

Education

Academy of Inventors Headquarters

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First Appearance: "A Big Piece of Garbage"
Description: The headquarters for the Academy of Inventors. They have annual meetings, during which their members show off their latest inventions.

Academy of Science

First Appearance: "Anthology of Interest II"
Description: A theatre where Farnsworth goes to try and get a Nobel Prize when Bender was made into a human.

Pubic Library

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First Appearance: "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela"
Description: The New New York Pubic Library is an adult bookstore in central New New York.

Public Library

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First Appearance: "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid"
Description: The place from where the Big Brain was leading the Brain Spawns invasion of Earth. Contains, among others, the Ancient Literature room which houses many classical works of literature.

Transportation

Tube Transportation and hovercars.

Subways, buses, and other forms of public transportation have been replaced by the Tube Transport System. Flying cars or Hovercars replaced wheeled automobiles as they are faster and are not stuck in traffic congestion on the ground, although most of them seem to follow designated airways.

Tube Transport System

See Tube Transport System.
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First Appearance: "Space Pilot 3000"
Name Reference: It is based on pneumatic tubes, originally used to transport documents throughout offices (and still in use within the Central Bureaucracy).
Description: A user announces where he or she wishes to go, and the tube will activate and route them to their desired destination. It is unknown whether they use pneumatic pressure (as the original tubes did) or something else. Given that a humanoid shape doesn't fill the tube, pneumatic pressure seems unlikely.

South Street Spaceport

See South Street Spaceport.
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First Appearance: "A Flight to Remember"
Name Reference: South Street Seaport is a locale in contemporary New York.
Description: A hub for incoming and outgoing spacecraft. Seems to serve both military and civilian craft.

Cape Knievel

See Cape Knievel.
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First Appearance: "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela"
Name Reference: A reference to Cape Canaveral and Evel Knievel.
Description: A flight testing center that is also a small spaceport. Seems to serve both military and civilian craft.

Grand Central Station

See Grand Central Station.

First Appearance: "Reincarnation" (mention)
Description: A century-old terminal station.

Climate

Since the 21st century, New New York's climate has not significantly changed. In the 31st century, most greenhouse gases are caused by robots, but the human population has found ways to deal with global warming. The city still has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are typically hot and humid and winters are cold, featuring prevailing wind patterns that blow offshore and somewhat minimize the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. Technically because Amy Wong reversed the earth's rotation in 3010, the wind blows onshore therefore moderating New New York's climate significantly yet a change in climate was never actually mentioned.

Environment

Owls at the Planet Express entrance.
See Pests.

Pests remain a problem in the future. In an effort to fight the rat and pigeon problem, owls were introduced. However, they soon filled the ecological niche becoming the most prevalent pest of New New York. Cockroaches have reached the size of human beings, rats—although greatly diminished in number—can be seen in the New York Sewers. Despite the introduction of the owl to New New York, pigeons are still present, albeit with a greatly diminished population.

Other species have arrived in New New York, among them golden marmosets who, like owls, have been introduced to fight pests, harmless land squids, toilet snails and wall gophers.

Architecture

The building form most closely associated with New New York City is the skyscraper, whose introduction and widespread adoption saw New York buildings shift from the low-scale European tradition of the 19th century to the vertical rise of business districts in the 20th century to the vertical rise of apartments in the 30th century.

The late 30th century faced a revival of the Populuxe or Googie style which shape the skyline of New New York in the 31st century. Various devices and architecture are similar to this form of architecture that originated in the mid-20th century. Upswept roofs, curvaceous, geometric shapes, steel and neon, and bold use of glass are some of the most notable characteristics of Populuxe architecture.

Other buildings are inspired by the Minimalist movement such as Central Bureaucracy. Objects are reduced to their necessary elements, in this case a cube. Madison Cube Garden is also minimalist while many other buildings are examples of Postmodern architecture which incorporates several styles of architecture.

Neoclassical architecture has also returned in the future, as seen with the rebuilt Museum of Natural History and the New New York Public Library, mimicking their original old New York forms. More traditional low-scale neighborhoods akin to the brownstone townhouses of New York's Greenwich Village also appear, one of which apparently belongs to Hermes and his family.

A handful of historic old New York landmarks seem to have been salvaged and kept for modern usage (instead of them rotting in the sewers), including a retrofitted Brooklyn Bridge designed for hover-cars.

Parks

The Jurassic Kiddie Park can be found in Central Park.
New New York offers several large recreational areas and attractions open to the public. Although Central Park is not directly shown in the episodes, the Jurassic Kiddie Park reveals that the Central park is still present in the 31st century. Jurassic Kiddie Park, which is aimed at children, offers rides on a living Tyrannosaurus Rex. People are also able to feed the carnivore with pigs for 5¢.


Monument Beach is a man-made beachside park in New New York that boasts a collection of many of the world's greatest monuments, stolen by an evil supervillain who was elected Governor of New New York. Some of the greatest monuments are the Sphinx, the White House (which was apparently rebuilt in Washington, D.C.), the leaning tower of Pisa, the Mo'ai statues, and a slightly altered Mount Rushmore.
Monument Beach is a man-made beachside park in New New York.

Culture, contemporary life and recreation

Museum of Natural History

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First Appearance: "Less than Hero"
Description: Still presenting artifacts describing the history of the world, even in the year 3000.

Rocket Skating Rink

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First Appearance: "The Why of Fry"
Description: A rocket skating rink in the heart of New New York, seems to be in the same location as the rink outside Rockefeller Center in present-day New York.

Le Spa

See Le Spa.
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First Appearance: "A Fishful of Dollars" (1ACV06)
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Description: A very elite day spa.

New New York Dumbbell Club

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First Appearance: "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?"
Description: A large, successful gym, with numerous exercise machines and heath facilities, and hundreds of patrons.

O'Zorgnax Pub

See O'Zorgnax Pub.
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First Appearance: "Space Pilot 3000"
Description: A pub frequented by the Planet Express employees.

Entertainment and performing arts

Metropolitan House of Opera

See Metropolitan House of Opera.
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First Appearance: "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings"
Name Reference: The name MHOp (Metropolitan House of Opera) is a reference to both the IHOP (International House of Pancakes) restaurant chain and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Description: Venue for plays and operas; This is where Fry performed his Holophonor opera, Leela: Orphan of the Stars.

Radio City Mutant Hall

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First Mentioned: "Space Pilot 3000"
Name Reference: New York's "Radio City Music Hall"
Note: A building with robots performing Rockette-style high kicks was seen in "The Lesser of Two Evils"

Leow's ℵ0-Plex

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First Mentioned: "Raging Bender"
Name Reference: Loews Plex theaters/cinemas and Aleph-Naught
Note: A building with robots performing Rockette-style high kicks was seen in "The Lesser of Two Evils"

Tourism

Past-O-Rama

See Past-O-Rama.
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First Appearance: "The Lesser of Two Evils"
Description: A 20th century themed amusement park, loaded with anachronisms. Built on the former site of Brooklyn.

Monument Beach

See Monument Beach.
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First Appearance: "When Aliens Attack"
Description: A popular beach that is home to several international monuments.

Brooklyn Aquarium

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First Appearance: "When Aliens Attack"
Description: A popular aquarium that is home to several organisms living in the ocean and extraterrestrial species living in water.

Cuisine

Elzar's Fine Cuisine

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First Appearance: "Hell Is Other Robots"
Description: A popular resteraunt run by Elzar that serves expensive food.

Cavern on the Green

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First Appearance: "A Leela of Her Own"
Description: Another fancy resteraunt run by Elzar that has been created by mineral rich water dripping from pores in the ceiling. It was visited by Fry and Leela in July of 3010 for her birthday.

Guadalajara Brown Drip Gourmet Coffee

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First Appearance: "Three Hundred Big Boys"
Description: A coffee shop patronized by Bender and Fry.

D.U.I. Friday's

First Appearance: "Anthology of Interest II"
Description: In the section, 'I,Meatbag', Bender runs into this shop where he goes into a disco.

Other restaurants:

Media

Large screen

See MomCorp.
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First Appearance: "Space Pilot 3000"
Description: Large screen on top of a building that is smashed into by the Planet Express Ship in the Opening Sequence. And also crashed by Leela during an episode, when she was distracted by the protestors outside the Planet express, protesting against them selling Popplers

Sports

Madison Cube Garden

See Madison Cube Garden.
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First Appearance: "Fear of a Bot Planet"
Name Reference: Madison Square Garden is a performance center in New York.
Description: A performance center in New New York, featuring many events such as sports and concerts, as well as a Deathball Arena.

Crime and law enforcement

Smitty and URL are peace officers at the New New York Police Department

Organized crime has long been associated with New New York City, beginning with the Forty Thieves and the Roach Guards in the Five Points in the 1820s to the Robot Mafia in the 3000s. The New New York Police Department has also been featured in the documentary television series Cop Department that follows police officers, sheriff's deputies, and constables during patrols and other police activities.

New New York Police Department

See New New York Police Department.
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First Appearance: "A Fishful of Dollars"
Description: Headquarters of the Police force.

Commander Riker's Island

See Will Riker's Island.
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First Appearance: "A Big Piece of Garbage"
Name Reference: William Riker was a Commander from Star Trek, and there is an actual prison facility on Rikers Island.
Description: A small island prison in the waters off New New York.

HAL Institute for criminally insane robots

See HAL Institute.
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First Appearance: "Insane in the Mainframe"
Name Reference: HAL 9000 is the name of the murderous artificial intelligence in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey saga.
Description: An institute created for criminally insane robots. Which Bender and Fry visited once, to avoid getting killed by the criminal robot Reberto, who threatened to kill them if they grassed on him, ending in Fry believing he was a robot.

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