March 21, 2017
New York City has finally released the $481-million plan to protect the narrow island of Far Rockaway from the ravages of future storms.
“After Hurricane Sandy hit our shores in 2012, the storm shined a light on the lack of resiliency and sustainability on the Rockaway peninsula, particularly in the Edgemere community where flooding caused the bay to meet the ocean,” said City Council Member Donovan Richards (D-Far Rockaway).
The Resilient Edgemere Community Plan, released by New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, includes more than $481 million in projects planned for the next five years. That includes raising the shoreline, improving Bayswater Park and Beach 41st Street Houses, as well as leveraging vacant lots to build more sustainable homes and new commercial space.
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