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The downpour that flooded parts of Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens on Sunday night will continue throughout Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. NYC boroughs flood, be safe @Streetlevelnyc #StatenIsland #Queens #brooklyn pic.twitter.com/xUdUUkfkSy — Street Level (@Streetlevelnyc) June 1, 2015 Sunday’s heavy rains started around 6 PM, bringing between 2 to 3 […]

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According to a new study, New York is fucked in the near future, along with Baltimore, Houston and Miami. Like other coastal metropolitan areas, urban expansion is making the city more susceptible to flooding. Regardless of climate change, the chances of a deluge will increase, say researchers at Texas A&M University: “Urban areas exposed to […]

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Here’s a strange proposal for dealing with the looming threat of more devastating floods in Lower Manhattan: stuff a bunch of shipping containers full of garbage, then line the island with them. It comes from designers Ishaan Kumar, Arianna Armelli, and David Sepulveda, finalists in the ONE Prize competition, which seeks to highlight big ideas in […]

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Queens’s Broad Channel neighborhood is plagued by floods, and not just when an epochal storm like Sandy rolls around–about twice a month, water from Jamaica Bay takes over the streets. To combat that, the city has set aside $22 million dollars for a plan that would literally raise the streets and sidewalks of the area […]

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As proof that they’re not just disrupting service on the N, Q and R lines to screw you, the MTA has released this video to show what’s happening right now at the 23rd Street subway station. Around 10:45 am, a 36″ water main broke near 25th Street and Broadway. In addition to transportation failure, according […]

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David Albert and Nicholas Bergson-Schilcock of Hacker School and Linked List NYC created this beguilingly addictive video game in which you pilot an MTA car tasked with pumping out flooded subway stations like South Ferry, Bedford Ave, and Delancey Street.  Controls are simple–arrow keys to move, space bar to pump–but the ticking clock posed by […]

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If you were monitoring Twitter or the media at all during Hurricane Sandy, there’s a good chance you’ll remember the photo above, of water pouring down the elevator shaft at the Hoboken PATH station. It spread like wildfire over social media, and the intensity of the image led some people to question whether it wasn’t […]

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The furor over New York City’s susceptibility to flooding continues, as a New York Times story outlines concerns from various experts in the field. Though Mayor Bloomberg conducted “exhaustive research” about climate change and the potential havoc rising tides could wreak on the city’s low-lying areas, researchers are arguing that the city isn’t acting with enough […]

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You know how, in pirate movies, when the ship encounters a squall the captain yells out “man the pumps!”? Some people don’t have to be pirates to do that. Or even at sea. They just have to live in Springfield Gardens when it rains, unfortunately. For residents of the more low-lying neighborhoods in Queens, turning […]

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According to a report from Climate Central, a nonprofit news and research organization that the GOP presumably hates, sea levels have risen “about 8 inches since 1880, and the rate of rise is accelerating.” That’s not so good for New York. Add a storm surge here and there along with some tide and lots of […]

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