New Portal Connects Dublin and New York, Sparks Flirty Connections!

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New Portal Copyright Shauneen Henrys

The advanced setup includes a continuous livestream connecting Dublin, New York, and visitors for real- interaction.

Curious about what's happening in New York but can't fly there? Dubliners have been getting a glimpse into the lives of New Yorkers through a new ‘portal'.

The advanced setup displays a continuous livestream of the two famous cities, and there are future plans to connect additional cities.

Meant to designate Dublin as the European City of Smart Tourism , residents have been utilizing the network for various reasons.

What is the reason behind Dublin and New York establishing a ‘ new portal ‘?

After the portal was launched in Dublin on Wednesday, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí de Róiste, expressed his in connecting Dublin with New York, a city with which Dublin has a strong historical and cultural connection.

Starting in July, the Dublin Portal will link up with additional cities in Poland, Brazil, and Lithuania.

The portal's main purpose is to connect people. It was approved in Dublin as part of the city being named European City of Smart Tourism 2024.

Benediktas Gylys, the Lithuanian artist who created the Portal, believes that Portals are a way to connect with people from different countries and cultures, allowing us to see the world as a united and harmonious place.

Talking to residents via the portal.

The portal has become a hit among people in Dublin, as they gather in crowds to see what's happening on the other side of the ocean.

There have been a few intriguing meetings in the past day since it started.

A video posted online shows a person from Dublin attempting to share their phone number with someone in New York.

Another video making its way around a girl in New York calling a guy in Dublin after meeting through the portal.

The police were captured on video forcefully removing a person who was blocking the entrance.

In a touching moment, an Irish university posted a photo of an American student connecting with their mother in New York using the portal camera.

The team behind the portals shared with Euronews Travel that they are very pleased with the positive reactions to the creative scenes. They clarified that they are not trying to dictate how people should engage with the Portals or with each other.

Portals are not just a means to connect, but an opportunity to encounter others and discover our own emotions. We are mere spectators of this remarkable event, witnessing the immense creative energy and the profound impact of human connection.

Where can I see the portal?

Until fall, people can visit the portal on O'Connell street in Dublin, with the famous GPO building and the in the background.

You can locate it at the Flatiron South Public Plaza in New York, near Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street, close to the famous Flatiron Building.

According to the manufacturer's website, additional portals are installed in Lublin, Poland and Vilnius, Lithuania.

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