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Wednesday / October 23.

New York City has good bones. In the swivel of every moment and in the mad blur of millions of lives lived uptown and downtown, our grid sits unchanged. But global warming could change all of that. New Yorkers now face threats from climate change that will only become more common with every passing decade. With sea-levels rising around Manhattan, flooding in New York City will no longer feel like a once-in-a-lifetime memory.

Almost all the German cafes, restaurants, and beer halls in Yorkville are closed.  Cafe Geiger. Rheinland Restaurant.  Bavarian Inn and Bar.  Cafe Hindenberg.  Foresters Restaurant.  Maxl’s.  Bremen House.  Cafe Wieneke.  Once thriving businesses, now a memory.

But one German restaurant perseveres  — Heidelberg Restaurant.  It’s been in the same location for more than a century: 1648 2nd Avenue at 85th Street.