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‘That’s what hurt the most: the things you can’t replace’

In the days after Tropical Storm Ida hit New York City, the sidewalks along 89th Street in East Elmhurst were crowded with mud-soiled belongings: couches, mattresses, wooden desks, toys. This block of one-story, redbrick houses — home to working-class residents and immigrant families from countri… More »

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Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s Waters

On a steamy August morning at the Hunter’s Point South boat launch, Sanjay Shirke crouched on the slick rocks by the water’s edge and dunked a small, clear bottle into the mouth of Newtown Creek. His feet slipped slightly, but he quickly caught his balance. “I have fallen in before,” he quipped, … More »

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We’re Falling Short on Even the Simplest Fix for Storm Flooding

When Hurricane Ida hit New York on Wednesday, September 1, Madison Weber was up all night watching Instagram videos of the city’s inundated streets. Many of them were shot in Bushwick, where she lives and works as a teacher at the Achievement First middle school. Early the next morning, she took … More »

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What Went Wrong With NYC’s Emergency Alerts, and How Can We Do Better?

It was, meteorologically speaking, a perfect forecast. “Significant and life-threatening flooding,” reported the National Weather Service’s New York office on the morning of September 1, as the still-churning remnants of Hurricane Ida headed northeast. “Widespread major flood impacts, especially … More »

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Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York City

There were some warnings yesterday afternoon about the storm headed to New York: the sky turned steel-gray, emails from utility providers alerted people of possible outages, and amber illuminated signs over the freeways and bridges warned of rain and flooding. But after a summer of record rainfal… More »

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To Stop Flooding, New York Needs Spongy Streets

In the nine years since Superstorm Sandy rolled over New York, pushing walls of water onshore, the city has approached resiliency with a multipronged approach: crossed fingers, wishful thinking, and galvanizing panic. We have some new building codes,<a href="https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/0… More »

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New Orleans’s Levees Held Up This Time — But That’s Not Enough

As Hurricane Ida lashed New Orleans on Sunday, the Category 4 storm pushed almost a dozen feet of water from the Gulf of Mexico up toward the Crescent City, threatening to send the contents of the ocean spilling down into a metropolis that for the most part sits below sea level. The result would … More »

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