Southern Brooklyn

Coney Island / Brighton Beach / Manhattan Beach / Sea Gate Public Workshop

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Host: Lincoln High School, Brooklyn

Workshop date: March 19, 2013

Residents attended to provide on-the-ground insight that helped our Community Rebuilding and Resiliency Team develop a deeper understand of the priorities and challenges of Southern Brooklyn.

Overall, out of the various task force and other meetings and public workshops attended by The Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) staff in the spring of 2013, several priorities for SIRR in Southern Brooklyn clearly emerged:

  • The importance of providing protection from oceanfront and "back-door" inundation from inlet / bay exposures, like Coney Island Creek, that can lead to flooding of inland areas;
  • The importance of focusing on infrastructure inadequacy, particularly drainage;
  • The importance of improving communication, which was hindered after the storm; and
  • The importance of addressing the lagging recovery of some neighborhood services and commercial corridors, like Mermaid Avenue.

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