Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Tempest-Tossed, Let’s Not Imitate New Orleans

[This opinion piece was published online in the New York Times Room for Debate series on 11/1/12 as part of the debate Should New York Build Sea Gates?  Someone also published an editorial with a similar point to my second paragraph in … Continue reading

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Five Flavors of Fog Turn NYC Greyscale

A rare but often beautiful sight around New York City is dense fog.  It might have to do with my vantage point, from Hoboken or Manhattan, where we often look over it from the outside.  It might not be so … Continue reading

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NYC Storm Surge Evacuation Map PDF

The NYC Office of Emergency Management website is bogged down a bit already and warns of possible slowdowns.  Here’s a re-post of the hurricane storm surge flooding evacuation map, to help get it out there.  Mayor Bloomberg plans to make … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay Restoration for JFK Airport Expansion?

Would you consider a trade-off of JFK Airport expansion for billions of dollars in funding to improve the environment of Jamaica Bay and surrounding neighborhoods? What is the expansion of JFK Airport worth to New York City, State, and the … Continue reading

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Keeping Cool in the Heat Wave

The New York City Office of Emergency Management has put out a heat wave warning and opened up cooling centers for today and Thursday the 9th.  This is a good example of the sort of emergency we should all be … Continue reading

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