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The New York Times Living City Series: A Billion Gallons a Day

The New York City watershed was assembled during the 20th century, and the system’s underground aqueducts are considered an engineering marvel.

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October 23, 2014 11:19 AM | Comments

A heroin epidemic on Staten Island, how New York City’s billion gallons of water a day get here, Manhattan’s transformation from “Garden of Eden” to sprawling metropolis and Sesame Street at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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October 23, 2014 11:18 AM | Comments
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. VIDEO
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October 20, 2014 12:50 PM | Comments

A heroin epidemic on Staten Island, how New York City’s billion gallons of water a day get here, Manhattan’s transformation from “Garden of Eden” to sprawling metropolis and Sesame Street at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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October 16, 2014 2:22 PM | Comments

The New York Times’ Living City video series continues with a look at steam energy, Dr. Ruth discusses her ongoing work and career, director Neil Barsky on his documentary Koch and photographer Meryl Meisler explores disco era Bushwick.

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October 16, 2014 2:22 PM | Comments
With more than 100 miles of steam piping and nearly 2,000 buildings served, New York’s steam system is the largest in the world.VIDEO
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MetroFocus reporter Jenna Flanagan retraces teacher and photographer Meryl Meisler's walk from the subway to work in a formerly decimated part of the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.VIDEO
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October 10, 2014 3:24 PM | Comments

The New York Times’ Living City video series continues with a look at steam energy, Dr. Ruth discusses her ongoing work and career, director Neil Barsky on his documentary Koch and photographer Meryl Meisler explores disco era Bushwick.

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October 9, 2014 11:06 AM | Comments

The New York Times’ Living City video series continues with “Finally, a 2nd Ave. Subway,” Maria Hinojosa outlines her series on changing American demographics, how on some of the world’s most unusual species that thrive despite their evolutionary handicaps and the president of the organization that organizes the Columbus Day parade.

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October 9, 2014 11:05 AM | Comments
The Upper East Side is at last seeing progress on its new subway line. For the residents and businesses in the area affected by this vast construction project, it has been an exercise in endurance.VIDEO
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