Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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City Old

"Forty-seven New York City bridges 'have been found to be both structurally deficient and fracture critical.' That means 'if a single span, beam or joint of such a bridge fails, the whole thing could come tumbling down.' The average New York City sewer main is 84 years old. The average New York City water main is 69 years old.Twenty-six percent of subway signals are more than 70 years old. About 43 percent of all Manhattan roads are 'substandard.'"

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Mr. B (#10,093)

Shouldn't you keep the window rolled up in order to stay afloat? Or does having an open window permit a quicker escape into the icy East River? Or is it that you would prefer to drown inside the cab?

Not that I've considered this question much myself every time my parents would cross the G.W.B. and the Throgs Neck on the way to visit my grandparents. #Gephyrophobia

stuffisthings (#1,352)

And let's not even start on the average age of NYC's blog editors…

macartney (#1,889)

#deblasiosnewyork

Rod T (#33)

That's why I'm moving to … oh, yeah. Everyplace sucks.

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