The footprint of Manhattan's been expanding since the 17th century, when early New Yorkers began their first project to infill its shoreline. A huge part of the island we know today is built on artificial pilings. Now, it might get its biggest expansion in years.
The New York Times is reporting that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo raised the possibility today of building a levee in New York in the aftermath of major flooding in Lower Manhattan and other parts of the city.