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Andy NewmanSchools to Stay Closed, Bloomberg Says; Subways Out ‘4 or 5 Days’
The New York City subway system will remain shut for “a good four or five days” and schools will remain closed on Wednesday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said.
Mr. Bloomberg said he hoped that some bus service would be restored in the city by Tuesday afternoon.
The New York TimesCuomo Raises Possibility of Building Levee in Harbor
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York on Tuesday raised the possibility of building a levee in New York in the aftermath of major flooding in Lower Manhattan and other parts of the city.
“It is something we’re going to have to start thinking about,” Mr. Cuomo said. ”The construction of this city did not anticipate these kinds of situations. We are only a few feet above sea level. The flooding in downtown Manhattan was really extraordinary and unlike anything I had seen.”
Homes Destroyed in Breezy Point, QueensFrank Franklin Ii/Associated Press