East Side Coastal Resiliency community meeting July 30th

bridging-berm-r-800x0Following up on community meetings in March, the City is hosting a series of community design workshops to discuss the upcoming redesign of the East River waterfront.

The meeting to discuss our part of the project, from Houston to Montgomery, will be held on July 30 at 7:00 pm at Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway.

A new study written by NASA’s former lead climate scientist claims that polar ice melting is speeding up faster than previously thought, and that NYC and other coastal cities are facing a 10-foot rise in sea level in the next 50 years. Sandy was a wake-up call, and the waterfront redesign is meant to protect homes and infrastructure (like Con Ed) from another storm surge, or even a permanent rise.

If you’re interested in the future of this neighborhood, come by Manny Cantor next Thursday to see what the resiliency project is all about.