East Side Storm Protection Project's Public Review Moves Forward

The Patch: The city released hundreds of pages of documents regarding Manhattan's east side resiliency project Friday — including possible mitigations for open space, recreation facilities and bike lanes while the East River Park is undergoing construction for the storm protection plan.

A draft environmental impact statement for the storm protection project was released Friday — moving forward the public review process for the $1.45 billion project aimed at protecting the east side from future sea level rise and the devastating impact from storms like Hurricane Sandy.

The East Side Coastal Resiliency project would protect the neighborhood in time for the 2023 hurricane season, according to the environmental review documents. An additional portion of the project to build a "flyover bridge" at a narrow pathway shared by cyclists and pedestrians dubbed the "pinch point" would be complete by 2025, the docs say. Read more>>