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Hurricane Sandy 5 Years Later: Lower East Side Gets a “High Water Mark” Sign

Just a few days before the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Lower East Side is still waiting for the city to begin resiliency upgrades along the East River. But beginning next Friday, you'll see small signs of progress...

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...

City Officials Meet Residents Next Week About Flood Protection Below Montgomery Street

Coming up on Monday, representatives of the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency will meet with local residents about flood protection funds below Montgomery Street. As you might be aware, a $335 million plan to create a flood barrier...

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...

Public Workshops Scheduled For East River Flood Protection Plan

During the next couple of weeks, you have three opportunities to weigh in on the developing plans for a flood barrier that's planned along the East River from 23rd Street to Montgomery Street. Last year, the federal government awarded...

Feds Award $3 Billion to NYCHA Buildings, Including Some on LES, For Flood Protection

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is giving $3 billion to New York City's public housing developments for storm protection. Several Lower East Side complexes - including the Smith Houses, the Laguardia Houses, the Baruch Houses, the Wald Houses,...

Mayor Announces New Funding For Lower Manhattan Flood Protection (Updated 3/16)

Mayor de Blasio announced today that more money will be pouring into Lower Manhattan for storm protection. The federal government has already awarded $335 million to the city for a bridging berm from 23rd Street to Montgomery Street. From...

City’s Outreach on East River Berm Project Called Lacking, “Slap in the Face”

All in all, it was a rough night for city officials appearing before Community Board 3's parks committee. We already detailed the contentious discussion last night concerning plans for a new park at Pier 42.  There was also significant...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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