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  1. infrastructure
    Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s WatersA crappy side effect of all this rain.
  2. street view
    To Stop Flooding, New York Needs Spongy StreetsThe city does the equivalent of mopping up an overflowing toilet with a rock. We have alternatives, and should use them.
  3. climate change
    New Orleans’s Levees Held Up This Time — But That’s Not EnoughNo matter how tall you build a wall, a flood can go higher.
  4. andrew cuomo resignation
    We Just Got a Reprieve From Cuomo’s Worst Transit IdeasSo we might not get stuck with that LGA AirTrain anymore.
  5. infrastructure watch
    The BQE Is Still Falling Apart, and There’s No Real Plan to Fix ItThe outlook is grim for the expressway, but only stopgap measures are underway.
  6. design edit
    A Glacial Chair, 1,000 Design Patents, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus an intersection specifically designed for pedestrians and cyclists
  7. gulp
    Could the Florida Water-Supply Hacking Happen in New York City?Good news: There are a lot of checks and tests that go on here. But that doesn’t mean we’re careful enough.
  8. boring news
    Elon Musk’s Plan to Dig Car Tunnels Under Miami Is Filled With HolesIt’s the sinkhole capital of the United States, to start.
  9. infrastructure
    Biden Declares the Border Wall Dead on His First DayAnd not a moment too soon.
  10. infrastructure
    Trump Called Himself the ‘Builder President.’ But What Did He Actually Build?A short, grim list of projects he completed while in office.
  11. street view
    Penn Station’s New Train Hall Is Only a Start. But at Least We’re Starting.A grand entrance to a rail system that needs much more.
  12. this may help
    Your Anti-Anxiety Recommendation Today Is Watching a Guy Unclog Storm DrainsFeel your agitation disappear down the pipes.
  13. street view
    How Joe Biden Can Be the Amtrak President New York NeedsStart with a new Hudson River tunnel and build from there.
  14. this really happened
    Your Latest Nightmare: How Does a Sidewalk Just Collapse and Swallow a Guy Up?Oh, great.