Six years after Sandy, a rising tide of development puts Coney Island at risk

In 2016, a report by the Regional Plan Association, the urban research and advocacy group, challenged the city to tackle the threat of sea level rise and the coming impacts of climate change by altering the way it permits development in neighborhoods at risk of permanent inundation in coming decades. The RPA used data from the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) and other regional sources to identify areas, including Coney Island, facing as much as 6 feet of sea-level rise by early in the next century–an increase that will ultimately submerge them. 

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