Behind that hyperrational menu of engineering options is a technocrat’s love letter to the maritime city. The charts and recommendations amount to a statement of faith that the waterfront is the city’s future as well as its past...But even if he did not have his legacy on the line, Bloomberg grasps an essential truth: This is a city built not just near the water, but over, under, and in it. — NY Magazine
Seven months after Hurricane Sandy Mayor Bloomberg has released 'A Stronger, More Resilient New York' a manifesto for a more resilient, waterfront metropolis. Justin Davidson reviews New York's 400 year history, during which it has embraced, spurned, ignored, harnessed, and feared the water that made its greatness possible. He also, analyzes what the new manifesto might mean for the future of the city.