The Right Coast

May 13, 2005
Ironic Accidents
By Mike Rappaport

When I moved to California from the East Coast, people often noted the additional risk of earthquakes. Of course, though, earthquakes and accidents are hard to predict. This collapse of a retaining wall in northern Manhattan occurred in the neighborhood where I grew up and where my mother still lives. If memory serves, I used to play football on the portion which collapsed. Good thing I no longer play football.