Project Updates

Project Updates

Construction Project Areas for East Side Coastal Resiliency

Map of three main Project Areas for ESCR construction

Construction work for ESCR is divided into three main Project Areas

  • Project Area 1 (PA1) is concentrated in Manhattan's Lower East Side (LES) between Montgomery St. and East 15th St., including the East River Park.
  • Project Area 2 (PA2) encompasses work between East 15th St. and East 25th St. including Asser Levy Playground, Stuyvesant Cove Park, Murphy Brothers Playground, as well as local streets around the Con Edison facility.
  • Parallel Conveyance (PC) work is made up of inland drainage infrastructure improvements within the overall ESCR project footprint. This work will occur on local streets between Montgomery St. and East 23rd St.

Construction Approach

Project Area 1

To learn more about the preliminary PA1 Construction Approach, please view PA1 Construction Approach Presentation. The construction will be phased so that a minimum of 42% of open space will be available to the community throughout construction to minimize the loss of park space. The first phase of construction closures began on December 6, 2021, as shown below. See Advisories and Bulletins for more detailed information.

PA1 Construction Progress map

Project Area 2

Construction timeline chart
Construciton phasing map

The construction in PA 2 will occur in three main phases from north to south and will be staggered to minimize open space impacts. The construction timeline, as shown above, will be broken down as follows by area:

  • Phase I: Asser Levy Playground Flood Wall/Gates and Park Restoration | early 2021 to mid-2022
  • Phase I: Stuyvesant Cove Park: Solar One Flood Wall and Gate | early 2021 to late 2021
  • Phase II & III Stuyvesant Cove Park Flood Wall and Restoration | mid-2021 to mid-2024 (work will take place in two phases)
  • Phase IV: Murphy Brothers Playground Flood Wall and Restoration | late 2022 to late 2024

This timeline is subject to change during construction, but one and half park facilities will remain open for public use at all times.

While flood protection construction is underway, visit Park's Neighborhood Recreational Resources Map to find new places to play and relax.

The East Side Coastal Resiliency project team is committed to keeping stakeholders and the local community up to date on construction activities, community impacts, and the progress of the project. Several resources for construction updates have been provided here for your convenience: