City Council Approves East Side Resiliency Plan

The New York City Council yesterday approved a controversial plan to build a flood protection system along the East River from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street.

City Council Member Carlina Rivera released a lengthy “Dear Neighbors” letter via email last night. It reads, in part:

"The breadth of these investments can be seen in the many groups that have announced their support, including many who have previously expressed skepticism. We’re not just talking about elected officials, NYCHA residents, Little League Directors, or park tenants. We’re talking policy experts who were behind the original push for resiliency work in New York City, including Rebuild by Design and Regional Plan Association." 

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