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New York City pricing is stupid and irrelevant when it comes to price comparisons with the rest of the country. Sorry, citydwellers. :P
Yet there are still tons of people only making minimum wage there. The super incredibly low minimum wage that people in other less expensive areas still can't live on. I will never understand why society thinks crap like this is okay. >.<</p>
Solution, move to the crappy cities and make them awesome, so you'll get in on the cheap, I'm pretty sure you can buy a skyscraper in Camden for 275k :-p
Build UP! Skyscraper all the buildings. Then shit can actually get cheap.
I hate to tell you this, but you didn't just run out of land. You're actively losing it. Shit is going to go down in NYC eventually just like it is now in Tuvalu and Kivalina.
What I don't understand is how, even with about a week of warning, nobody was out with sandbags making barriers. Sandbags are a proven solution. Really. Why where there no pictures like this?
There are 2 reasons that sandbags weren't commonly deployed. 1) The storm surge was not expected to be as high as it was. It topped even the most severe predictions. 2) The frontage that the sandbags would have had to line in order to stop the water coming in is huge. The city had its hands full just getting the evac done and working out the logicstics of shutting down. They would have had to bring in shit-tons of sandbags from outside the city and divert resources to deploying those sandbags rather than focusing on the other tasks (setting up shelters, getting people evacuated, preparing the subways for potential floods, getting disaster communication channels in place, etc).
1. is not an argument against sand bags, but just that even if they had been deployed they wouldn't have been so effective. Post-hoc justifications for doing nothing are easy but flawed.
You guys and your derailing into whether NYC is going to sink....