Strengthen the city’s coastal defenses
Prior to 2013, the City had never adopted a comprehensive coastal protection plan to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and sea level rise. With the release of A Stronger, More Resilient New York, the City now has a comprehensive coastal protection plan in place and has already taken steps to implement its first phase, which includes a $3.7 billion program of infrastructure investments, natural area restorations, and design and governance upgrades. The City will, as funds continue to be identified, make progress on the entire plan.
Over the next ten years, the City will strengthen its coastal defenses by completing many vital projects in all five boroughs, including:
• An integrated flood protection system for the east side of Manhattan and in Lower Manhattan south of Montgomery Street to the northern end of Battery Park City
• Armored levee and stormwater management on the East Shore of Staten Island, in partnership with USACE
• Investments on the Rockaway peninsula beaches and in Jamaica Bay, as part of the USACE Rockaway Reformulation, plus further investments in Breezy Point
• An integrated flood protection system in Red Hook, in partnership with the State
• More listed in resources