Posts Tagged ‘Manhattan’
A new study from The Earth Institute at Columbia University projects that heat-related fatalities could rise steeply in Manhattan by the 2020s as a result of a warming climate, and that in some worst-case scenarios, “by 90 percent or more by the 2080s.” Researchers involved in the study, which will be published this week in Nature Climate Change, say that this is one of the most comprehensive city-specific studies conducted so far, with combined data from all seasons and application of multiple climate scenarios. “This serves as a reminder that heat events are one of the greatest hazards faced by urban populations around the globe,” climate scientist and coauthor Radley Horton said.
The results add another data point to an overwhelming…
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If you’re walking through New York City today, you may notice that your AT&T phone just got a little bit faster. But you probably won’t. The carrier activated a new broadband cell site in Manhattan’s Turtle Bay area in Midtown — somewhere between Times Square and the Upper East Side — in a five-block area that few tourists ever visit. The company says the upgrades are part of a larger plan to enhance coverage across the nation and eventually roll out 4G LTE coverage, with help from recently acquired T-Mobile — that is if all goes well in court, of course.
First a little explanation of the image below.
This image is a graphical representation of the population of Manhattan during the day on the left and in the evening on the right. Notice the dramatic shifts indicating people work there but not many remain in the area after working hours. Further down are some stats from Frumination. Very interesting numbers done to research what it would take to replace the NYC Subway with vehicles.
The report also goes into how the NYC Subway is transporting 1,050 people into the CBD every 6 seconds!
The actual write up can be found here: http://frumin.net/ation/2009/08/whats_capacity_go_to_do_with_m.html
Here are the Frumination numbers: