After five years of effort and $369 million, the New York City Subway's new South Ferry station reopened to the public at noon on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Here are photos of the restored station, repaired and reinforced against future storms.
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The original 1905 South Ferry station was reopened in 2013 after hurricane Sandy's storm surge devastated the new South Ferry station. I went to check out the old station before it closes — possibly forever — in the coming months.
Introducing a new resource to help educators teach the pivotal events that took place 75 years ago.
Failure to show up at or express opposition at some public meeting about a major infrastructure project years before that project actually happens is not tacit approval of the project.
It has been 8,777 days since the Constitution of the United States was last amended. When, if ever, might it happen again?
A couple of years ago I saw a contemporary news report on New York City's near bankruptcy in the 1970s. To underscore the urgency of the financial situation facing the nation's largest city, the reporter noted this rather startling statistic: one in twenty Americans called the five boroughs home. I was reminded of this stat … Continue reading Just how New York is America?
The New York City Council passed legislation today that would require stores in the city to charge five cents for a single-use bag — a big win for the environment.
Dear family and friends in North Carolina, Undoubtedly you know by now that your state's General Assembly went out of their way to hold a one-day special legislative session on Thursday, 23 March 2016, to pass a single bill in response to Charlotte's LGBT antidiscrimination ordinance. It was, as you know, promptly signed into law … Continue reading #WeAreNotThis
Back when I was growing up in North Carolina, our neighbors to the south flew the Confederate battle flag atop their state capitol. When I was in high school, there was increasing public pressure to remove it, with opponents of the flag arguing that it symbolizes racism, slavery, and hatred. The counterargument was always that … Continue reading It’s past time to finish the job