New York City

John Votta, NYU Timekeeper, Dies at 70

Yelled a count down as students went to class

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John Votta, also known as NYU's Time Keeper, recently passed away in his room on West 12th Street, at age 70.

Called a "Shepherd for NYU students" by The New York Times, Votta religiously stood at the corner of Washington Square East and Washington Place. He wore a watch on each wrist and called out a countdown to students as they passed on their ways to class.