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NYC Launches $1.5B Climate Resiliency Project

Major construction activities have begun on East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR), a $1.45-billion climate resiliency project that will extend flood protections and improve open spaces for more than 110,000 New Yorkers on Manhattan’s East Side, from East 25th Street south to Montgomery Street.

These neighborhoods, which were pummeled by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, will now be home to one of the most ambitious infrastructure and climate justice projects in New York City history, the de Blasio administration announced.

An integrated 2.4-mile system of raised parkland, floodwalls, berms, and movable floodgates, the project involves significant upgrades to public open spaces and amenities. It will also upgrade existing sewer systems to capture and manage precipitation during storms.

“This city will lead the way in preparing for the worst effects of climate change and ensuring we bounce back faster and stronger from the next major storm,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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