Aaron Naparstek - back to the future

Hurricane Sandy flooding Avenue C in NYC, 2012

"In 2005, Aaron Naparstek, a writer with the New York Press, published a remarkably prescient piece about the vulnerability of New York City to hurricanes, the flooding that would result along the hundreds of miles of shoreline in the five boroughs—with the water filling the sea-level interior flatlands and washing over the reclaimed swamps of Brooklyn—and the ill-prepared psychology of “a complacent coastal city' where the ocean is not thought of as a threat...."

So writes Christopher Ketchum in Salon last week. Read "Watching New York City drown: a dispatch from the eye of Hurricane Sandy" and Naparstek's (LF 2012) original article.

Photo by David Shankbone

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