The Army Corps of Engineers’ planned gates, meant to protect against future Sandy-like storms could help reduce moon-cycle deluges in oceanside neighborhoods. But some worry that they are not meant for such tidal use.
A higher waterfront and a lower highway may be on tap for Lower Manhattan. The city has a new proposal for protecting the Financial District and Seaport from future flooding: extending the eastern edge of Manhattan’s tip by up to 188 feet — while raising the shoreline and possibly taking down the elevated FDR Drive […]
What would you do if you got caught in a flash flood? On July 8, New Yorkers got a sudden real-life lesson as an afternoon storm rolled through the city and filled roadways and some subway stations, including Dyckman Street on the A line, with 28,000 gallons of water. As the consequences of global climate […]
East Harlem escaped Superstorm Sandy relatively unscathed because of luck, timing — and the moon. Had the tides been slightly different when the storm hit in October of 2012, the low-lying neighborhood would have been inundated, according to flood researchers. Just a six-hour shift, a recent analysis confirms, would have brought fast-moving water in with […]
The path’s been cleared for a huge burial — and rebuilding — of Manhattan’s East River Park. New York Supreme Court Judge Melissa Crane on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the East Side Coastal Resiliency project, a multi-year effort to overhaul a stretch of the Lower East Side’s shore to protect the area from future […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A transformational plan to fortify the Lower East Side waterfront against rising seas is poised to sail through a key vote this week. On Thursday, the City Council is expected to OK the $1.45 […]
Sign up for THE CITY Scoop, our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. As a key vote approaches on a controversial $1.3-billion plan to flood-proof the east side of Lower Manhattan, local officials have ordered up a second opinion on the first deputy mayor’s proposal. Manhattan Borough […]