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Mayor Bill deBlasio proposes extending the waterfront from the Seaport to Battery Park up to 500 feet into the East River at a cost of up to $10 billion: if done right, this proposal can integrate benefits such as open space, affordable housing, and job creation into a plan for flood protection. If done wrong, however, the ramifications of our choices will last hundreds of years.

Join us in a public discussion of what should be considered as a co-benefit of flood protection.

Moderator: Christopher Robbins, Editor, Gothamist

Jainey Bavishi, Director of NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resilience and Elijah Hutchinson, Vice President for Resilience at NYCEDC will present the Mayor’s proposal. 


Alice Blank, Community Board 1 Environmental Protection Committee

Josh Nachowitz, The Downtown Alliance

Angela Pinsky, Association for a Better New York (ABNY)

Trever Holland TUFF-LES

This event is co-sponsored by Rebuild by Design, The Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, the Regional Plan Association and the Van Alen Institute.

Image Credit: City of New York