Tag: department-of-environmental-protection

Arverne street gets extreme makeover to absorb stormwater and tidal flooding from Jamaica Bay

Sep. 7, 2023 By Bill Parry A residential street in the Rockaways is the first in the city to be redesigned with groundbreaking infrastructure methods to absorb stormwater and reduce tidal flooding from Jamaica Bay. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced on Sept. 6 that construction on a $1.2 million project that transformed…
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EDC breaks ground on project to raise shorelines in Howard Beach 

Jul. 20, 2023 By John Schilling The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) invited local leaders and residents of Old Howard Beach for a walkthrough of the construction site on the corner of 99th Street and 165th Avenue near Frank M. Charles Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 19. A part of the Raised Shorelines…
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City completes reconstruction project featuring ‘porous pavement’ to combat flooding in Rockaway Park

Jun. 14, 2023 By John Schilling Representatives from city agencies gathered together in Rockaway Park on Tuesday, June 13, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the completion of the $16.6 million infrastructure project dedicated to rebuilding the peninsula’s Beach 108th Street.  Among the block’s newest features is 11,000 square feet of new permeable concrete slabs,…
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