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Manhattan Was a "Garden of Eden" Says Environmental Historian Ted Steinberg

When you think of New York City, the term "Garden of Eden" probably doesn't spring immediately to mind. But a new book by noted environmental historian Ted Steinberg says that that's exactly what the island of Manhattan was some 400 years ago.

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Marc Joseph Rosenblatt  |  November 2, 2012 9:05 AM | Updated: Nov 8, 2012, 4:25 PM | 1 Comment
As gas supplies dwindle, customers stand in line with gas canisters and police monitor the station.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  November 1, 2012 1:57 PM | Comments
Mayor Bloomberg announced a coordinated effort to bring meals and water to the 534,000 New Yorkers without power.
Day laborers stand to benefit from the jobs created by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Zaira Cortez, EDLP
Carolina Ledezma for El Diario La Prensa  |  November 1, 2012 9:11 AM | 1 Comment
An array of job opportunities for day laborers, contractors and drivers will likely be needed as the city starts to rebuild.
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Desirée Taylor for NJ Today  |  October 31, 2012 3:07 PM | Comments
Hurricane Sandy impacted much of the Garden State, but some of the hardest hit areas were at the Jersey Shore.VIDEO
Many residents of Red Hook Houses ignored evacuation orders and now say they regret it. Photo by Gianna Palmer
Gianna Palmer for The New York World  |  October 31, 2012 2:06 PM | Comments
'Nobody in my building left at all' said one tenant. 'We should have left.'
Gov. Chris Christie has responded with indifference to questions about whether he's interested in being a vice presidential candidate. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, his polling numbers have dropped slightly. Flickr/forwardstl
Michael Aron for NJ Today  |  October 31, 2012 9:04 AM | Comments
Christie says politics doesn't have a place in Sandy discussions, but President Obama will be in NJ with the Governor Wednesday.VIDEO
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October 30, 2012 7:28 PM | 1 Comment
NJ Today and MetroFocus assessed the effect of Hurricane Sandy on the region. Watch the livestream archive of the video. VIDEO
Gilbert, from Red Hook, took refuge at the Evacuation Center at John Jay High School in Parks Slope, Brooklyn. Photo by Marc Rosenblatt.
Christina Knight  |  October 30, 2012 9:16 AM | Updated: Oct. 30, 2012, 12:00 PM | 2 Comments
Red Hook and Coney Island residents take shelter in Park Slope and are glad to be there.
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Georgia Kral  |  October 30, 2012 8:50 AM | Updated: Oct. 30, 2012, 1:40 PM | Comments
MetroFocus is collecting your tweets, pics and updates to share in our Storify and on-air.
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Peter Moskowitz for Gotham Gazette  |  October 29, 2012 9:41 PM | Comments
City developers in the public and private sectors have been investing in infrastructure that can lessen the impact of extreme weather.
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