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Old 02-02-2012, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:21 AM
 
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You aren't seriously suggesting that the Hudson could be diverted, are you?
Just the opposite: a tidal estuary is much harder, if possible at all, to divert.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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That's just splitting hairs, isn't it? The Hudson is a river--all right, a river that ends in a tidal estuary--and the East River is a strait. You aren't seriously suggesting that the Hudson could be diverted, are you? (And while I'm thinking about it, where do all these people think it would be diverted to? Has someone got a plan to connect it with the Delaware through Sullivan County...or is it supposed to empty into Long Island Sound, cutting Westchester County in half?)
The only sane response on this thread.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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^ On the subject of sanity (or lack thereof) in this thread, I am also inspired by the OP's comment that the "crappy commutes" between the boroughs would disappear if the East River was drained and filled in.

In reality, even if such a thing was to happen, the commute would only be worse. There'd be more streets to navigate. If you're interested to get between boroughs quickly, you should fuhgeddabout your car and take the subway; it's already running beneath the East River at several locations!
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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If you're interested to get between boroughs quickly, you should fuhgeddabout your car and take the subway; it's already running beneath the East River at several locations!
The car is still faster than the subway; much faster than a bus to the subway and then the subway.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: NYC
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small minded fools!

you make me ashamed to be a new yorker.

Mr. Bloomberg, tear down this river!
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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Nice catch there Whitlock! You go fishing around the Soundview area? I used to go out on the sound fluking out in Suffolk.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Not me and my bass in the pic but I sometimes drive upstate fishing. (mostly Northern Pike)
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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The car is still faster than the subway; much faster than a bus to the subway and then the subway.
If you're going to Manhattan, no it isn't. At least, not for a good part of the day anyway.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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If you're going to Manhattan, no it isn't. At least, not for a good part of the day anyway.
It is at all times of the day.

Mass transit is only faster within Manhattan.
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