Posted inClimate Change

Oft Overlooked on Brooklyn-Queens Border, The Hole Shows Risks of Ignoring Environment

Clement Bailey didn’t know what to expect when he moved from Flatbush just as the city shut down in March 2020.  He’d bought a two-family house in The Hole, a low-lying neighborhood wedged between South Conduit Avenue and Linden Boulevard that straddles the border lines of East New York, Brooklyn, and Lindenwood, Queens. Some call […]

Posted inWeather

How to Clean Up After Ida: A Guide for the Flooded

Additional reporting by Aria Velasquez, Clifford Michel and Allison Dikanovic Between the remnants of Hurricanes Ida and Henri, New Yorkers have been walloped by water this summer, with some finding their homes flooded for the first time.  Basement apartments were especially hard-hit by Ida, with most of the city’s deaths coming in below-grade homes.  Meanwhile, […]