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Community Development Corp. Created For East River Waterfront

As you probably know, a lot is happening on the East River Waterfront. The federal and city governments have committed more than $600 million to build a flood protection system and new recreational areas from East 23rd Street to the Battery.

Residents Still Have Concerns About East River Floodwall

The week started off with big news on the East River waterfront. We learned yesterday that the federal government is awarding another $170 million for flood protection in the low-lying area from East 23rd Street down to Battery Park.

Federal Government Awards $176 Million For Flood Protection Below Montgomery Street

Lower Manhattan will be receiving another big grant from the federal government to protect neighborhoods along the waterfront from future storms and rising water levels. In the New York Times, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer reports that the city is the...

City Will Spend $100 Million For Flood Protection Below Montgomery Street

The city plans to dedicate $100 million to extend East River flood protection below Montgomery Street. Mayor de Blasio will make the announcement during a 2 p.m. emergency preparedness fair at the Alfred E. Smith Houses. Residents living in the...

East River Flood Protection Plan Includes Improved Crossings at Delancey Street, East Houston Street

Are you ready for a new vision of East River Park? A $335 million proposal inching closer to fruition could not only protect low-lying areas from future storms, but also dramatically improve access and amenities along the East River. Planners...

LMDC Anticipates Allocating Another $17 Million For Pier 42 Park, East River Esplanade

At a board meeting held yesterday, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) went public with a list of projects it hopes to fund in the next several years. Some of the money is earmarked for the waterfront on the...

Good Morning!

Monday, June 15, 2015 | David Sierra took this photo of the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge | Weather: Rainy conditions off-and-on through the day with a high of 83 | Happening Today: New York's rent regulation law...

Lower East Side Ferry Dock Will Be Located Near East River Bandshell

New information came out last night regarding the city's plan to add ferry service on the Lower East Side in the year 2018. In February, Mayor de Blasio announced his plan to create five borough water transit system. Many...

Good Morning!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | Here's a look at the East River fishing scene as documented by Joel Raskin | Weather: Scattered rain showers today with high winds at times and a high of 83 | Happening Today: Students...

East Side Flood Protection Workshop is Happening Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the third and final opportunity (at least for now) to weigh in about plans for building a flood barrier along the East River. City agencies - with assistance from local community groups - are holding a workshop...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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