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Levees, removable walls in plan to protect NYC
Associated Press ^ | Jun 11, 2013 2:29 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz

Posted on 06/11/2013 12:22:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Removable flood walls would be set up for much of lower Manhattan, a 15-to-20-foot levee would guard part of Staten Island and gates and levees would shield Brooklyn as part of a nearly $20 billion plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Tuesday to protect New York City from storms and the effects of global warming.

Bloomberg’s proposals also include building dunes in Staten Island and the Rockaways, firming up the shoreline with bulkheads in various neighborhoods and considering building a levee and a new “Seaport City” development at the South Street Seaport that would echo nearby Battery Park City.

The mayor also is suggesting giving $1.2 billion in grants to property owners to flood-proof their buildings and $50 million to nursing homes to improve theirs; making hospitals even in rarely flooded areas upgrade their pumps and electrical equipment; and expanding beaches and marshes, among other ideas. …

Fueled by the city’s blow from Superstorm Sandy last fall, the sweeping proposals represent a sizable step up in scale and urgency for a mayor who has for years emphasized the threat climate change poses to the nation's biggest city, which has 520 miles of coastline. …

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; climatechange; climatechangehoax; flooding; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; levees; moneydownarathole; nannystate; superstorms
Bloomberg has to stop flying in his Creator’s face.
1 posted on 06/11/2013 12:22:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Gee however will THEY pay for it?


2 posted on 06/11/2013 12:23:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Who is going to fund this boondoggle? Most likely you will via Federal taxes


3 posted on 06/11/2013 12:24:46 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Olog-hai

Bloomingidiot needs to stay home and worry about it.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 12:25:18 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Olog-hai

What’s Krispy Kreme gonna build?


5 posted on 06/11/2013 12:29:08 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Olog-hai

He’s really worried about all that flushing as a result of the continued availability of Big Gulps.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 12:29:14 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Let it sink, we would all be better off.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 12:30:00 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: dennisw
These monuments will someday join the heads on Easter Island as a testament to an ignorant and superstitious people.
8 posted on 06/11/2013 12:31:14 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: cripplecreek

Gee however will THEY pay for it?


For one, they’ll triple the tax on 16 oz soft drinks. To make up for the banned larger sizes./s


9 posted on 06/11/2013 12:36:24 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: SpaceBar
These monuments will someday join the heads on Easter Island as a testament to an ignorant and superstitious people.

Other coastal cities such as London, St. Petersburg, and in the Netherlands already have coastal flood defenses just as elaborate and just as expensive.

There's nothing stupid about building flood barriers for NYC - they will end up being less expensive than the damage from future storms.

The STUPID thing is saying they're needed because of global warming. They're actually needed because NYC is a coastal city in an area that's been exposed to powerful storms for 10,000 years.

10 posted on 06/11/2013 12:43:24 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: dennisw

I suggest a $100 entry fee for entering the city.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 12:44:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Strategerist

I have no problem with sea walls, just the global warming excuse.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 12:45:25 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: laplata

For millennia, storms have hit coastlines, creating new natural structures from the wreckage and destroying others. It is nature and it will be here a lot longer than us.

Billions of tax dollars to protect what? Wealthy people’s beachfront properties? Here is a suggestion, MOVE!


13 posted on 06/11/2013 12:46:29 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Strategerist

However you can rest assured they will be incredibly expensive and built by companies with political connections, and not like in South America where they are built and maintained with convict labor.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 12:49:35 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Olog-hai

Bloomberg has a lot of money. Maybe he could spot the city for 20 billion or so to get the project “on the ground”....it’s only fair that the 1% should pay for it.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 12:51:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (An ignorant electorate kept Slow Joe from his true calling as a circus clown or union thug.)
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To: Olog-hai

16 posted on 06/11/2013 12:55:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

I like that! It can be a great prison afterwards

(didnt anyone see “escape from NY?”)


17 posted on 06/11/2013 1:01:42 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It’s one thing for people to put expensive second houses on barrier islands.

We can’t really move lower Manhattan - it’s already the center of our financial infrastructure, and it’s actually cheaper to just build the barrier than try to move Wall Street to North Dakota.


18 posted on 06/11/2013 1:05:00 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Mr. K
(didnt anyone see “escape from NY?”)

Yes indeed. Freaked me out because the father of the girl I was dating was a cop who was a dead-ringer for Lee Van Cleef.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 1:19:26 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Strategerist

We could do without those financial systems. They only suck money out of the system, not put money in. Central banking and the fed are the worst that has happened to this nation. The manipulated stock market is third.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 1:19:57 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Mr. K

Good movie. Gave me chills, way back then.


21 posted on 06/11/2013 1:20:08 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Strategerist

Sure, but lower Manhattan has been there for a while. They have been hit with storms before and will be hit again.


22 posted on 06/11/2013 1:21:50 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Olog-hai

23 posted on 06/11/2013 1:27:13 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Olog-hai

BOONdoggle, BOONdoggle, BLOOMdoggle.


24 posted on 06/11/2013 1:47:34 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Olog-hai

They could always raise the streets 50 feet like the west coast cities.


25 posted on 06/11/2013 2:02:43 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: Olog-hai

This project will, of course, require lots of union labor. Once completed, it will require a large standing army of union workers who will maintain it and who be in a ready “stand-by” state to implement it when a storm arrives. Those workers will be supported by a cadre of clerks and bureaucrats. There will, of course, need to be a special police security detail created, and so on. The union employment opportunities would be endless.


26 posted on 06/11/2013 2:59:32 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Olog-hai

Wall-in the progressives. Good idea!


27 posted on 06/12/2013 2:51:25 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: cripplecreek
I suggest a $100 entry fee for entering the city.

A $100 EXIT fee would be better.

28 posted on 06/12/2013 2:13:46 PM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: cripplecreek
I am not defending Mayor Bloomberg, but the value of the newly created real estate on the lower east side WOULD offset a great deal of the costs. Remember, we are talking about some of the highest land values in the world. The reason things like this don't get done more often around the island typically involves blowback from environmentalists on the left, not the right. In this case, everybody wins. Whether sea levels are rising or not, the "hundred year storms" that happen just about every decade here have demonstrated how vulnerable the island (which sits a few feet above sea levels in most areas) and particularly its hundreds of miles of train, automobile, and other tunnels (which, of course are far below sea level) are to storm surges.

Again, I am sure there are things to hate about any plan Bloomberg comes up with, but this is a project that is about 100 years overdue for NYC.

29 posted on 06/16/2013 10:56:14 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Talk to me about it when FReepers drop the idiotic notion of razing Detroit.


30 posted on 06/17/2013 3:24:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
This is the worst quality evident in FReepers. Hating those who are politically opposed to you gets you nowhere. They are still people. American people. Misguided, sure, but they want the best for the country, same as you and me.

That being said, I am not sure how much of Detroit is worth saving as long as the unions control that town. But what is best for NYC is without question good for the rest of the country. The problem is, the people who run NYC don't always know what's best for them. And things that are practical in a complicated place like NYC often seem strange and out of place to most of the rest of the country.

31 posted on 06/17/2013 10:44:21 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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