Project Area 2
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    Construction in ESCR's Project Area 2, which encompasses work between E. 15th and E. 25th St, is underway. Learn about construction progress, and view current advisories and construction bulletins.
Decorative Fence Panel at Asser Levy Playground with two people looking at it
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    View the informational and wayfinding panels that have been installed around the construction sites at Asser Levy Playground and Stuyvesant Cove Park.
Montgomery Street flood gate in a storm

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    The East Side Coastal Resiliency project will address the challenges of climate change by reducing flood risk to communities, properties, businesses, and critical infrastructure while also improving waterfront open spaces and access.

East Side Coastal Resiliency

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 boundaries of this project correspond with the natural "pinch-points" in the 100-year floodplain: areas where the land is higher along the coastline, making it easier to close the system off from water entering from the north and south. The project design integrates flood protection into the community fabric, improving waterfront open spaces and access, rather than walling off the neighborhood. Construction on the East Side Coastal Resiliency project began in Fall 2020 and will continue through 2026.