The rain may have stopped, but the city remains a moist wonderland, the once barren, craggy landscape transformed into a still-gushing water world.

Earlier today, anyone wishing to travel by subway had to first ford the Majestic Lake of Filth, enlisting a strapping friend or stranger or stranger's dog to lift them to safety. Recall this scene from Brooklyn's High Street station:

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(Jake Dobkin/Gothamist)

But lo! Just as a slab of rock in the middle of a majestic mountain creek provides a perfect path for hikers, so too does this grubby slab of concrete, which some noble Samaritan placed in the High Street riverbed for easier crossing.

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(Charles Tibble)

Man truly has triumphed over nature.