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In the quaint Queens hamlet of Broad Channel, flooding from Jamaica Bay occurs at least monthly, cottages sit on canals, and kids apparently get wading boots for Christmas. So it's easy to see why the Sandy-battered neighborhood is begging for help. And the city responded, with $22 million earmarked for bulkheads and the raising of streets and sidewalks. Meanwhile, some hold that the government shouldn't waste taxpayer dollars on low-lying areas that are so inevitably flood-prone. Broad Channel residents are both loyal to their home and pragmatic; said one: "I would love to never have to move, but it's not going to get any better." [NYT; previously]