Hamilton loses its founding father and a whole lot more

Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the greatest staged entertainment since Sophocles, is rumored to be hanging up his waistcoat.

The Wrap

It was a short work week, but that doesn’t mean the news stopped. Have a look at New York’s biggest tech stories and more.

Sub Par
It still feels like a miracle to discover that a subway station is wifi-enabled, so imagine the brave new world that awaits when the subway cars themselves are connected. Imagine no longer – the MTA is quietly installing wifi on four cars along the E line. According to a NY1 test, riders can expect the high quality service they’ve come to expect from the MTA. “The signal wasn’t all there,” they reported. “‘It’s not working. Only on the platforms,’ said one commuter.”

Founding Fathers
Washington, D.C.’s 1776 incubator is moving into the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 1776 will occupy the top floor of Building 77, just below Brooklyn Brewery’s planned rooftop garden, and focus on “innovation in education, energy, fintech, food, health, security, and smart cities.”

In Other News
Looks like Mr. Softee has some new competition. The New York Times has a vertigo-inducing interactive look at the people who climb 1 World Trade Center’s spire. Bring back New York’s portable pools!