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.
New open lawn in East River Park with lots of park users
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    The ESCR project is a public investment for the Lower East Side Community and greater New York City. Learn more about the project's workforce opportunities.
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.
Basketball court at Asser Levy Playground

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    ESCR will incorporate a modern and resilient park design that reflects the community's current needs for new recreational amenities and improved waterfront access.
New Corlears Hook Bridge

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    Read more about the improvements to accessibility, and how ESCR was designed to enhance access between local communities and the waterfront and meet universal accessibility standards.

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 2025.