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Soho, Apres Le Deluge

An update on the recent Soho flood that appears poised to claim the leaning tower at 74 Grand Street: turns out the district is the New Orleans of NYC. Reports Downtown Express, "At the moment D.E.P. has no plans to reconstruct Soho's ancient sewers, adding that the system works well except for in 'extraordinary situations.' Given the choice between a lengthy sewer-replacement project?which would cost the city millions of dollars?and dealing with sporadic severe flooding, many residents and businesses would probably prefer the latter."
· Soho gets lost in the flood ? once again [Downtown Express]