Why did they build a fort on the hillside near Place E?
Conclusions Do people live close to the ocean near the Verrazano Narrows Bridge? Is this area vulnerable to a hurricane storm surge? What have people in this area done to protect themselves from storm surges?
New York City has designated evacuation zones for hurricanes of categories 1, 2, and 3 (lightest blue). www.nyc.gov/oem/he/index.htm
Problem: some houses in the storm-surge area are low and vulnerable. What is a fair thing to do about them?
Is it fair to require every new house to be built high enough (and strong enough) to be safe from a storm surge?
While we are looking at this house, here is another question – what will a 100-mph wind do to all these overhead wires?