As a kid I had trouble sleeping some nights because of this one recurring dream. I would find myself treading water in a large, seemingly chlorinated pool. I would look around and see that it was just a normal pool, exactly the same kind as the ones spotting the surburban wastes of my native Norther ... More >>
On Tuesday, the Bloomberg administration released its long-awaited resiliency plan to shape up a city that will see a quarter of its land become floodplain in the next 40 years. The city had a comparatively early start on climate planning--in 2007, it came out with PlaNYC, a set of recommendations ... More >>
In 2007, the writer began work on a project about a massive hurricane hitting New York City. Five years later, just as he put the final edits on Odds Against Tomorrow--published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux earlier this month--Hurricane Sandy descended on the city. Over a recent cup of coffee in Tur ... More >>
The Senate has approved a $50.5 billion measure to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims. Even though the storm hit three months ago, relief funding has been delayed by conservative senators' concerns about raising the already-scary national debt. As we told you earlier this month, some residents in ar ... More >>
Bloomberg's push for development in the wrong places
via WikipediaOn October 24th, 1931, you were dedicated as the "Hudson River Bridge." Soon after, you were renamed, and now everyone calls you George. As the world's busiest bridge, we know you have a lot on your plate today. We just want to quickly say, "Happy Birthday," and let you know how ... More >>
The Saw Mill, the Bronx River, and parts of the FDR were closed due to flooding this morning thanks to the monsoon that kicked in before dawn. But the West Side Highway, a.k.a. the Joe DiMaggio? Traffic is flowing fine there, thanks in large part because we never built Westway, the crazed mul ... More >>
The Bloomberg Administration is planning to take potentially toxic sediment dredged from New York Harbor and dump it in New York public places like the former Yankee Stadium, the Bronx terminal market, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park that runs along the East River waterfront, says Comptroller Bill Thom ... More >>
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