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What it's like to be a window cleaner in NYC

Have you ever looked up at a person cleaning a skyscraper and wondered, "What's it like to be that guy every day?"

"The New York Times" has you covered.

In a special focus piece, the "Times" spoke with Brent Weingard who has been washing windows in New York City for 35 years.

Weingard explains how window cleaners fasten themselves to buildings to avoid falls, the part of his body that hurts most after a long day his secret ingredient for getting windows to look their cleanest.

You'll have to watch the video to find out, because I won't tell!

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About the Author

Carter Nacke graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2010. He has been with KTAR since March 2011.

In addition to being a news junkie, Carter enjoys talking sports -- mainly soccer and hockey -- and covers the Arizona Coyotes for

He is an Arizona native and enjoys traveling.


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