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Gary Russo, NYC Subway Worker, Sings Sinatra At 2nd Avenue Construction Site (VIDEO)

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New Yorkers often say that nothing surprises them. But we're willing to bet that even the most hardened city dwellers were downright amazed by this impromptu performance by an MTA construction worker who's a dead ringer for Frank Sinatra -- all the way down to his crinkled blue eyes.

"Forget all the noise, traffic and the impact of the 2nd Ave. subway," a tacked-up sign reads in the background. "Enjoy the music. Hard hats and microphones."

The MTA worker's performance of Sinatra's "Summer Wind" is so spot-on that it initially seems impossible that the man -- who identifies himself as Gary Russo of Queens -- isn't lip-synching, but a Google search for him turns up this meetup.com profile where Russo says he's looking to "be around a community of singers and have a great time."

At the end of the video, Russo explains why he's singing in the first place: "We're tryin' to give back a little bit. Ya know? Lunchtime."

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