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How To Save New York
Slate, by Matthew Yglesias

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Posted By:MissMolly, 11/2/2012 5:44:43 AM

Growing up in New York City, I never had much consciousness of it as a coastal city. The beaches are in the farthest-off parts of the outer boroughs, and the population centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn are oriented inward rather than toward the waterfronts. But the devastating flooding of Hurricane Sandy is a powerful reminder that the reason New York was built where it is was take advantage of a good harbor and extensive coastline. And while the city continues to be a relatively unlikely place for a hurricane to make landfall, the combination

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Mitt might not be too interested in this kind of big investment, given Bloomberg's embrace of Barack.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: shamus, 11/2/2012 6:10:22 AM     (No. 8981474)

Factual mistakes appear almost immediately in this article. Storms are not hitting New York more frequently, and sea level increases (if any) are insignificant. Environmental loons will never allow any kind of flood control to be built.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/2/2012 8:33:49 AM     (No. 8981700)

Get rid of Bloomberg. I don't agree with Rudy's politics some of the time; but he was a very good mayor.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/2/2012 9:10:26 AM     (No. 8981771)

I'd save New York by lessening the density and getting rid of federal flood insurance. I'd also disinfect the heck out of it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: devnull, 11/2/2012 9:32:26 AM     (No. 8981842)

Withdraw and nuke it from orbit?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SGMIsles, 11/2/2012 9:54:40 AM     (No. 8981906)

Start with: 1. New governor. 2. New Mayor of NYC.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 11/3/2012 10:57:38 AM     (No. 8984652)

Do anything you want with state and local money. Keep your hands out of my wallet!



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