New York

The Big Infrastructure Question Posed by Sandy
October 31, 2012

In light of this week’s storm, one big question post-Sandy is what could have been done to prevent the devastating damage to the city of New York, its infrastructure, and its economy? Monday morning quarterbacking, for sure, but it’s the question on everyone’s mind now. And for obvious reasons, that’s tough to answer. After all, what is the proper way to prepare for a once-in-a-century event? (Whether 100-year storms now happen every year is another, but related, discussion.) In comments after the storm, New York Gov.

Daily Breakdown: State Polls Show Obama Ahead, National Polls Show A Tight Race
October 31, 2012

The split between the popular vote and the Electoral College isn't as simple as Ohio.

How to Tell if FEMA is Doing a Good Job or a Lousy One
October 30, 2012

What does FEMA do, exactly, in the aftermath of a hundred-year storm? And how can we tell whether it's working?

“Is the Booze Alright?” Red Hook Resurfaces After Sandy
October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy observed the borders of gentrification as scrupulously as Brooklyn residents do.

The First Twitter Superstorm Was Itself a Storm
October 30, 2012

The hidden downside of storm tweeting.

As Sandy Strikes, Storm-Night Exploring, Instagram and Ruin Porn
October 30, 2012

It turns out the most risk-embracing New Yorkers are the dog owners, closely followed by the smokers, and then the amateur photographers.

We Have Those Beeswax Candles I Ordered Online: A Dispatch from Stormy Chelsea
October 30, 2012

All day Monday I was the Nate Silver of natural disaster.

As Sandy Strikes, Storm-Night Exploring, Instagram and Ruin Porn
October 30, 2012

It turns out the most risk-embracing New Yorkers are the dog owners, closely followed by the smokers, and then the amateur photographers.

How Hurricane Sandy Could Spoil Election Day
October 29, 2012

There's almost no legal precedent for how to deal with electoral fallout from a storm.

A Kinder Kerouac, Greek Geriatrics, and Jewish Porn: Today’s TNR Reader
October 29, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home.

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