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It’s easier to think that the place you’ve lived in has always been the same… Many of you might be unaware that New York City’s shorelines actually have never been where they were since the discovery of Manhattan. But as Hurricane Sandy hit the city not that long ago, we’ve learned the reality the hard way and were able to seet just how much we’ve adjusted the natural landscape of the city shore. In fact, there was a time when city planners were fairly obsessed with filling in the state’s waterways… There was a whole plan to fill in the Hudson River and another one to drain the East River.

As a quick reminder on the fact that NYC had manmade islands and shorelines were here for decades, just browse through the examples below…




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