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What do gourmet ice cubes, the human microbiome and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge have in common? Water. Today on AudioFiles we explore how co-operative businesses helped the Rockaways get back on their feet after Sandy. We look at how plastic bags and other trash from the Bronx River ends up in our food, and how rogue scientists and engineers are designing infrastructure that can both withstand and protect cities from rising tides. We’ll also hear music from our in-studio guest, Selam.

HP L1984.75.1247 Come on in the water is fine at South Beach, S.I.