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East River

Mayor Bloomberg Presents A New Resiliency Plan To Better Equip NYC to the Changing Climate

Bloomberg-PicJust this week Mayor Bloomberg presented a long-term plan to better prepare NY for the devastating impacts of the rapidly changing climate. Approximately 8-months ago, Hurricane Sandy demolished many parts of NY leaving many New Yorkers wondering just how prepared Manhattan actually is to the natural disasters regularly hitting the area.

Mayor Bloomberg is proposing an extensive plan including the construction of stormwalls and barriers. This project, although very costly (estimating close to $20 billion), is essential and requires action to be taken immediately.

 

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East River Blueway Plan Sticks Stuy Cove Right in the Middle

 

EastRiverBlueway_StuyCoveThe East River has never been known as an oasis of nature. Seinfeld famously ridiculed Kramer, who thought it would be a good idea to swim in the East River. But an intrepid group of politicians and groups are trying to take a big step forward by re-imagining the shorelines along downtown Manhattan.

We recommend downloading the full plan (don’t worry, there are lots of pictures) and browse through some of the proposed developments. Stuyvesant Cove Park gets a full section, and there are some interesting tidbits about the waterfront and its history. This is your river, too!

 

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Six Months After Sandy: A New Stage and a Budding Park

 

fire-ice-173This past Monday, April 29, marks six months since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the east coast and caused extensive damage at Solar One and Stuyvesant Cove Park. But things are starting to come back because our stage is being rebuilt, and the plants that survived are sprouting up in the Park. We’re now looking forward to continuing to rebuild and produce an exciting summer of events, activities and lovely days in the Park.

As you can see in the picture, the stage is being rebuilt by carpenter Joey Rizzolo and a fantastic team of volunteers from Green City Force, a service organization that teaches young adults sustainable job skills.

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Progress Report: What We Did Last Week

solar_charging_ASDespite the damage at Solar One caused by Superstorm Sandy, we still managed to provide a vital service to our beleaguered community: solar power for cell phone and laptop charging! Even though our building was flooded, our power never quit, and we had our solar array up and running on Wednesday October 31- more than a week before many of our neighbors got their grid power back!

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