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Health From NYCEDC's presentation on the Coney Island Creek Resiliency Study.
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Residents scorned some of the initial assessments presented on Thursday for a flood barrier in Coney Island Creek, arguing the city was pushing a proposal that did more to boost tourism than address the waterway’s longstanding pollution problem. “I really think this is a boondoggle of monumental importance,” said Ida Sanoff, a Brighton Beach resident and executive…

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Long before Hurricane Sandy swept through their neighborhood, carrying away cars, trees, and even homes, residents in Gerritsen Beach urged city agencies to make road and sewer repairs that would reduce serious flooding. Now, due in large part to federal money for Sandy recovery efforts, the work will finally get done — though it will be another two…

News Image courtesy of CUNY / Structures of Coastal Resilience.
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After a year of research, a team led by City University of New York (CUNY) associate professor of landscape architecture Catherine Seavitt Nordenson has completed a proposal for an “adaptable framework for a resilient Jamaica Bay.” If implemented in any way, these ideas could not only prevent major flooding, but manage the overall risk of damage…

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While a rainy day for most of us is just a pain in the neck, it’s an absolute hazard in the Sheepshead Bay courts – the bungalow colonies lining the eastern end of Emmons Avenue. The below-street-level communities, which date back about 100 years, have long been prone to flooding. Neighbors are getting fed up,…

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Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) is slated to construct a new, resilient building to house critical services, ensuring that Southern Brooklyn’s only major medical center will continue without significant service interruptions in the case of another weather event like Superstorm Sandy The new building, as well as a planned 1,720-foot flood wall, is being funded using part…

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Looks like it’s going to be a heck of a day, especially for anyone stuck working outside. Neighbors across Brooklyn are facing a double threat today, with the National Weather Service warning of both high temperatures and the threat of flooding. With temperatures expected to hit the high 80s and the heat index pushing that further…

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The city’s long-awaited solution to street flooding along the Coney Island peninsula has some locals wondering if the remedy isn’t worse than the disease. The Department of Environmental Protection is in the midst of a massive clearing operation in western Coney Island, pumping years of sand, debris and residue out of long-jammed sewer lines, which neighbors say caused…

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The New York City Council passed new building code laws last week in an effort to make structures more resilient should another natural catastrophe like Superstorm Sandy strike again. The New York Times laid out the details of the new building code laws in their report: One change requires residential buildings five stories or higher…

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The following is a notice from the National Weather Service. Notification issued on 7/1/13 at 10:18 AM. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning citywide until 1:00 PM. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.…

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