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The granny cart, circa 2014 : A new addition to your NYC shopping arsenal

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Most New Yorkers travel by foot, which means if they’re heading out to shop or do laundry or just move things from point A to point B, they’re likely to be carrying stuff with them—lots of it. A granny cart helps, but the old-school kinds are often flimsy designs that are no match for bulky loads or numerous flights of stairs—or both. (Also: chic, they aren't.)

Enter UpCart, a revision of the typical granny cart, created by Michael Reznik, an insurance exec and inventor TriFold, a company headed up by inventor Leonid Khodor and CEO Michael Reznik. The Upcart’s got a metal chassis that claims to haul over 150 lbs and a nifty tri-wheel design that promises to make bumping up and down stairs a thing of the past. The icing on the cake: Unlike most carts that take up room in the closet, this one folds flat for storage.

The UpCart holds 150 lbs and folds flat for convenient storage

With 34 days to go, UpCart has raised over $10,000 toward its $100,000 Kickstarter goal, which means there’s still plenty of time and opportunity to get the project off the ground. A pledge of $75 will get you one of the first available UpCarts made at 25 percent off the expected retail price, while a pledge of $85 will get you the same, plus a custom fitted UpCart Bag for transporting smaller items, like groceries. Expect delivery in April and May 2015 (respectively).

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