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    West of 10th Ave., under [34 Street? 30th St.?] is an evacuation zone. That's where the river used to be. So in Sandy, the water went to 10th Ave. Our building had about 4 feet of water, the entire block did.

    So. Why are they building so many (huge monstrosities) glass and metal modern buildings west of 10th Ave.? Shouldn't the new inhabitants get a warning ?! (we had two years in a row of evacuation notices.)

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    "Why are they building so many (huge monstrosities) glass and metal modern buildings west of 10th Ave.?"

    Very simple: there are tons upon tons upon tons of MONEY to be made. The developers, estate agents and others profiting from the over-development of this area are not about to jeopardize their profit by informing prospective tenants and buyers that everything from the east side of Tenth Avenue to the Hudson is landfill. They didn't make an issue of the fact that the southwest corner of Tenth and 23rd used to be a gas station that had several major gasoline leaks from their tanks into the ground that created Haz Mat conditions. For generations, buildings along, and west of, Tenth Avenue have had flooded basements every time there's heavy rain. Estate agents and developers aren't about to let suckers - oops, I mean prospective tenants and buyers - know this.

    And "huge monstrosities" doesn't go half far enough in describing these money-making horrors.

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