Staten Island, NY - View the Living Breakwaters exhibit at Conference House Park Visitor's Center for Open House New York that will run through the coming months. The exhibition includes boards and project narrative, but more importantly, a large site model projects an animated video that includes surveyed data, historic shoreline change and the 30% design scenario. Learn more>>
Manhattan, NY (ESCR) - The project team continues to refine the design concept with input from critical stakeholders and city agencies. The team is also developing the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and package for public review that is required by New York City's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). The team hosted several public meetings throughout the project area in September and October and will continue to host meetings for stakeholders to learn about the development of the project design and provide feedback on project components. Visit the project website>>
Manhattan, NY (LMCR) - The project team hosted a repeat of its two July kickoff meetings to further encourage broad participation and ensure that the project serves the needs and priorities of the communities it affects. The feedback gathered during these meetings helps project team to evaluate and identify priorities as the project moves into further phases. Visit the project website>>
Hoboken, NJ - New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced its "preferred alternative" for the “resist” infrastructure to help Hoboken, Weehawken and Jersey City resist flooding. The alternative is expected to reduce flood risk for 85% of the floodplain's residents and calls for construction of a flood resistance structure stretching from 19th Street in Weehawken and extending south into Hoboken, slightly inland from the river. An additional flood-resistance structure will be constructed along the southern end of Hoboken into Jersey City. The NJDEP will be moving forward with the DEIS, next steps include a public comment period and a public hearing. Watch this video of a flyover of the preferred alternative>>
Meadowlands, NJ - Community feedback at this month's Citizen Advisory Group (CAG) meeting centered around ecological data presented by the NJDEP. Approximately 15 community advisors participated in the meeting, comparing their observations of the neighborhood with preliminary data collected as part of the government regulated environmental review process (NEPA). The project team aims to use this project as a unique opportunity to reduce flooding and simultaneously improve habitat functions. Visit the project website>>>.
Bridgeport, CT - The project team met with local public housing residents at the Marina Village Community Center. Participants learned about the individual components being proposed as part of the pilot project. These included how the phasing of this work will coincide with the redevelopment of that public housing into a new mixed-income community, and how to build resilience in that community. The team has also been working to develop the project pilot concept and conducting study area site visits. Learn more>>