Talk:Geography of New York City

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Where's the geographical information?[edit]

This page is more about maps, demographics and cartography. Very little, if any, geographical information is actually given. No information on the bays, estuaries and streams, on the hills, plains and valleys, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.90.211.222 (talk) 21:33, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Shouldn't exist[edit]

Nice article, but it shouldn't exist. It should be merged into the New York City article. Thanks, Theonlyedge 17:00, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

If it can offer more information than is appropriate for the NYC main article, then my personal opinion is that it deserves to exist... -DanDanRevolution 03:49, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Climate[edit]

According to Koppen's classification, New York City has a Cfa climate. This is called humid subtropical. I don't really like that name, nor do I really like the name Marine West Coast for Cfb/Cfc.. Press olive, win oil (talk) 22:07, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Wrong, it is humid continental - the January average is below freezing (30 to be exact). The Cfa-Dfa line falls about 80 miles south of NYC. CrazyC83 (talk) 17:12, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

The Koppen climate classification uses -3C/26.6F as the cfa/dfa line. Let me guess- you use 0C/32F as the borderline because of Cape Cod. The cfb climate should be called oceanic climate. Marine West Coast Climate doesn't exist. Anyway, are Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Mediterranean? No, but they have a Mediterranean climate. I also investigated some bird range maps recently and they tend to follow the 26.6F line over the 32F line. Of course, this was just an investigation of a few birds so don't take this so seriously. Press olive, win oil (talk) 19:35, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

-Wrong the january average in new york city is 32.6°F in central Park , 32.9°F in La guardia and 32.7°F in JFK and the true subtropical limit is in few mile north of washington D.C.

Philadelphia has not a humid subtropical climate because the vegetations are not subtropical , the washington D.C vegetations are subtropical.

Flood barriers[edit]

There should be a section about the plan to Flood-proof New York City with three barriers: from Bronx to Queens (titled "Long Island Sound barrier"), from Staten Island to Brooklyn (titled "The Narrows barrier") and the last from Staten Island to New Jersey ("Authur kill barrier").