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The 10 best mannequin challenges in NYC

By
Rebecca Fontana
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If you’ve been avoiding Twitter since last Tuesday, you may have missed the latest viral video trend: the mannequin challenge.

It involves a group of people frozen à laThe Matrix, usually with "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd playing. It was reportedly started by students in a Florida high school, and professional sports teams, celebrities and even Michelle Obama have already posted their vids.

But the greatest ones were shot right here in NYC, of course. From an NYPD precinct to this week’s Saturday Night Live host to the Hamilton cast, here are the New Yorkers with the best #mannequinchallenges:  

1. SNL and Kristen Wiig

 
 

2. The Hamilton cast  

 
 
 

3. The New York Giants

 

 
 

4. Sesame Street

 

5. Brooklyn’s 61st Precinct

 

6. The Aladdin cast 

 

7. Sotheby’s NYC galleries 

 

8. Luna Park 

 
 

9. Troye Sivan’s show at Terminal 5

 

10. The NBA store

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