Blaine’s stunt defying city law?

September 23rd, 2008 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under David Blaine
Photo courtesy Sky News

Photo courtesy Sky News

No, of course not.

In a little twist of irony, New York City has had a rash of basejumpers and building climbers, so a law was recently passed banning such things, according to Sky News. It prohibits climbing, jumping from, or hanging from large buildings or structures — unless you have approval from the police department and the structure’s owner. “Valuable city resources are dedicated to responding to these events,” said a spokesperson for the city. “Resources that could be better utilized to respond to other emergencies.”

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