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:

(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.

(Charles Tibble)

Man truly has triumphed over nature.