Nicole Greenfield writes about religion and about the environment. She lives in Greenpoint.
With more than eight million people packed into just 300 square miles, New York relies on resources from other areas to sustain its population. We pump our drinking water in from the cool streams of the Catskill Mountainsa billion gallons per day of water so clean it doesnt even need to be filtered. The electricity we use is also generated many miles outside the cityfar enough away that its difficult to mentally connect power plant to light switch.