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Old 12-17-2014, 03:22 PM
 
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How much do you think NYC's boundaries will expand in the future? the city has a history of using land reclamation (landfill) to expand manhattan and other parts of the boroughs (battery park, for example). what areas do you think will get land-filled in the future? here's an article about how much the island of manhattan was expanded since 1700's... Watch Manhattan?s Boundaries Expand Over 250 Years

I think they may fill in the east river, connecting manhattan and queens. maybe even filling in the hudson to connect manhattan with JC. thoughts?
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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This was discussed after Hurricane Sandy, with a landfill to help protect lower Manhattan from future storms:
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...tend-manhattan

Have heard nothing about it recently.
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:33 PM
 
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Minimally. The age of megaprojects this city (and country mostly) has mostly passed.
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:35 PM
 
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^ i think they will come back due to sea levels. NYC will have to adapt to higher waters, no doubt. just like the first guy said, after sandy they at least talked about it. in the future they will definitely have to play around with those water areas..
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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Filling the east river would be interesting
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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If it meant improved Subway System I could see a day when Yonkers is absolved as a borough of NYC.
Might not count on any of that, but it's a possibility.

Bigger 'fear' is NYC shrinking with a deannexation of Staten Island.
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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Bigger 'fear' is NYC shrinking with a deannexation of Staten Island.
Staten Islanders deserve independence from NYC if that's what they want. 3 bridges into New Jersey, one into NYC. No access to the subway, despite being part of NYC for ~120 years.
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:01 PM
 
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It will never happen now but this plan was kind of cool.

1924 Plan to Drain the East River to Ease Traffic Congestion - Curbed's Could Have Been - Curbed NY

http://books.google.com/books?id=FSk...epage&q&f=true
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:22 PM
 
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If you fill the East River I'd imagine the Harlem River would need to be filled in as well.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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If it meant improved Subway System I could see a day when Yonkers is absolved as a borough of NYC.
Might not count on any of that, but it's a possibility.

Bigger 'fear' is NYC shrinking with a deannexation of Staten Island.

Interesting. Historically, what we call "The Bronx" (Bronx County) was originally part of what we know as Westchester County and was absorbed by The City of New York. So you are saying that some of this process might reverse? But why would NYC need to absorb Yonkers and, even if it wanted to, why should Westchester County or New York State agree to this? After all, all of Westchester County and Bronx County are both already part of the mainland U.S. (i.e., not being separated between each other by a body of water).
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