New York City is sinking, study says: Huge buildings, rising seas contribute to subsidence

Areas that are of concern to researchers include lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, according to the study.

The pressure from New York City’s massive buildings and skyscrapers is making the city more vulnerable to sink lower into the ocean, according to new research.  

Three University of Rhode Island oceanologists and a researcher from the U.S. Geological Survey found that New York City, home to more than 8 million people, is sinking at a rate of 1 to 2 millimeters a year while sea level rises.

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