New York’s Big Climate Plan Really Does Include Oysters

The Atlantic, City Lab

Tottenville, on Staten Island, will get oyster-friendly breakwaters and a dune system as part of post-Sandy rebuilding efforts.

So this baby oyster settles onto a concrete-and-glass reef…

It’s no joke. In New York, it’s the driver of a $67 million strategy that can help a waterfront neighborhood thrive in the face of rising seas.

In a Staten Island neighborhood called Tottenville, on the southwestern nib of New York City, a $60 million federal grant has spun out the first phase of an experiment that weaves together aquatic landscape architecture, science education, waste collection, and the politics of seaside life.

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