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How much would it cost to buy a city? That's a question usually reserved for Batman villians, but it could be done if the first 12 members of the Forbes' World Billionaire List pooled their money together. 

The folks over at PropertyShark did some math to see how "the wealthy dozen" could divvy up Manhattan. They put their results in a handy infographic, which we posted below. 

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As for the outer boroughs, PropertyShark said: 

"Sprawling Queens would have a record low population density under this scenario, with just the top 3 billionaires – Gates, Ortega and Buffett – having enough zeroes between them to buy the entire borough, for a total value of $192.5B.

As for Brooklyn, it would be the turf of the next 6 billionaires on the Top 10 Richest list, once they put forth a little over $245B to cover the bill. Ranking 4th to 9th on the Forbes list, Carlos Slim Helu, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Michael Bloomberg and Charles Koch could trade in pieces of Manhattan for the entirety of cool Brooklyn."

It's all very cool and very expensive. Fortunately, you don't need to buy the city to enjoy the infographic.  

How Many Billionaires Does It Take to Buy Manhattan
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A Rainbow fell on One World Trade Center the day before Sept. 11.
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On the night before Sept. 11, people in Manhattan were treated to a remarkable sight. A vibrant rainbow landed directly on One World Trade Center, creating a beautiful picture as our nation prepares to remember the tragic events of 2001.

NBC Nightly News posted the picture on their Facebook page to commemorate the event.

On the eve of the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, a rainbow appeared to emerge from One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan.
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As you head to work this morning, may all your stairs be aligned -- unlike Sunset Park's 36th St. subway station, where Dean Peterson discovered a fraction of an inch can make a klutz out of anyone.

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Origami Apartment of the Day: As the old saying goes, when life hands you a 450-square-foot walk-in coffin studio apartment in Manhattan, ask architects Michael Chen and Kari Anderson of Normal Projects to design an oversized cabinet capable of transforming the open space into at least 4 full-sized rooms

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Lights Out: Reportedly besting Alex Roy's long-standing record for fastest driven lap around the Island of Manhattan by just under a minute, the Corporate Broadcasting Company -- an "anonymous quasi-anarchist global collective dedicated to 'IDEAS MEDIA PEOPLE'" -- completed the 24.48-mile drive in 26 minutes and 3

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