Social Infrastructure

Social Infrastructure: Integrating flood protection with improved access and open spaces throughout East River and Stuyvesant Cove Parks

The Bridging Berm

The Bridging Berm: Incorporating community needs into resilient places and spaces for New Yorkers

Public Input Sessions

Public Input Sessions: Using the tools of design to engage residents and stakeholders in decision making

Improving Access

Improving Access: Introducing gentle pathways and ramps for better access to waterfront parks

Enhancing Open Spaces

Enhancing Open Spaces: Providing better and more resilient ecological areas along the East River

The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project


The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project  is a coastal protection initiative, jointly funded by the City of New York and the federal government, aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise on Manhattan's East Side from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street.

The ESCR Project is a priority of the City of New York as outlined in the 2015 One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City and by the innovative Rebuild by Design competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The project design intends to integrate flood protection into the community fabric, improving access to the waterfront rather than walling off the neighborhood.

Since early visioning, the City has been working hand-in-hand with community partners and residents to identify the best ways to meet the challenges we face from climate change, including sea level rise and more frequent, intense storms. When in place, the ESCR Project will provide improved coastal protection to more than 110,000 vulnerable New Yorkers through 2.2 miles of enhanced waterfront, ecology, and urban spaces. Public workshops and outreach are taking place regularly, and your input is crucial in making this project the best one it can be.

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Partners


NYC DDC | Department of Design and Construction


NYC Parks


NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery & Resiliency


New York City DOT


New York City DEP


New York City DCP


New York City EDC