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East Side Coastal Resiliency

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FDR Drive Tear-Down and Manhattan Land Extension Eyed in Downtown Flood Plan

In a new proposal to be released this week, the city is looking to build into the East River by up to 188 feet — and possibly remove a mile-long portion of the elevated FDR Drive.

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When Climate Change Comes Knocking at Your Door, It’s Best to Be Prepared

What would you do if you got caught in a flash flood? Events this summer in New York City and around the world have offered new stark — and wet — reminders that the global environmental crisis could land in your backyard at any minute.

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De Blasio’s $1 Million Flood Plan Shelved and Hidden From High-Risk East Harlem

The low-lying neighborhood was saved during Superstorm Sandy only by the luck of the tides, researchers say. Meanwhile, the city is sitting on a 280-page report created two years ago to prepare East Harlem for the next storm.

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Judge Tosses Lawsuit, Paving Way for Burial and Rebuilding of East River Park

Locals argued the flood protection project would destroy the Lower East Side waterfront space, and demanded more review. A judge dismissed their claims, saying the resiliency revamp won’t permanently affect the Manhattan park’s use.

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How Lower East Side Coastal Plan Braces for Climate Change

The City Council votes Thursday on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, which aims to save Lower Manhattan from rising waters.

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Manhattan Pols Second-Guess Mayor’s Plan for Lower East Side Flood Barrier

Netherlands sea-rise expert launches review of controversial $1.3 billion project at behest of Manhattan borough president and local council member.


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