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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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May 3, 2013 4:34 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus: Sandy's long-lasting impact on Lower Manhattan's infrastructure, new plans for the Port Authority bridges, and the lady of the O.K. Corral.VIDEO
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Desirée Taylor, NJ Today  |  April 25, 2013 10:32 AM | Comments
With that vote, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners gave the green light to move forward with what they describe as an historic bridge construction program.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  April 17, 2013 3:08 PM | Comments
Sonia Manzano’s novel, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, is a young girl’s coming of age story set in New York City’s “el Barrio” neighborhood in the late 1960s. This was a time when the city’s Puerto Rican - or “Nuyorican” - community was beginning to feel its strength and make political demands.VIDEO
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Jarrett Murphy, City Limits  |  April 2, 2013 10:43 AM | Comments
The Assembly notes that a critical food hub at Hunts Point in the Bronx is vulnerable to storm surges, and proposes that a second distribution site be developed.
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Brenda Flanagan, NJ Today  |  April 1, 2013 10:48 AM | Comments
Road crews poured concrete into the massive sinkhole created by a recent water main break in Hoboken — the third one in two days.VIDEO
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Susanna Blankley and Lindsay Cattell, City Limits  |  March 29, 2013 10:28 AM | 1 Comment
With 2,000 cases rolling in every day and 11,000 families losing their housing last year, a survey found that tenants are at a stark disadvantage in Bronx Housing Court.
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Jarrett Murphy, City Limits  |  March 12, 2013 9:52 AM | Comments
People on Blake Avenue say their No. 1 campaign concern is crime. But their worry seems to be more about whether young people are on the wrong track.
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Diane Jeantet, City Limits  |  March 11, 2013 11:59 AM | Comments
Produced in close concert with advocates, the mayor's 2004 initiative aimed for a paradigm shift in how the city approached homelessness.
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Batya Ungar-Sargon, City Limits  |  March 7, 2013 3:00 PM | Comments
While some agree that the plan has financial merit, others fear the social costs of mixing incomes in NYCHA neighborhoods. The authority's chairman sees it as a win-win.
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Kirsti Itameri  |  February 27, 2013 10:13 AM | Comments
The Municipal Art Society has identified 17 East Midtown buildings that it considers worthy of preservation, should the rezoning plan be approved.
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