Subway protection for the hurricane that missed N.Y.C.

Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess

Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess

Three years ago, Hurricane Sandy knocked out many Downtown subway stations cutting off Manhattan and the Bronx from Brooklyn, but last Sunday, there were bright flood coverings subway grates on Sixth Ave., near the Canal St. station in preparation for Hurricane Joaquin. The storm, which had a devastating effect in the Bahamas, bypassed New York City.

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One Response to Subway protection for the hurricane that missed N.Y.C.

  1. The MTA has created a pretty covering, but is its covering watertight? How did they test it? What is its useful life? Is it stored safely or callously, like most of the stuff we see the MTA mistreat?

    Yet, this is consistent with the almost useless ‘removable barriers’ that the Big U designers have in mind for the FDR near Montgomery Street. Pretty, but useless.

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