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NYC Residents Fight Flood Control Plan That Gets Rid Of Park

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Residents on Manhattan’s Lower East Side are trying save their park from being demolished as part of the city's flood protection plan.

The city has started a flood barrier that will protect residents from Montgomery Street to East 25th Street. However, many residents in the area are trying to stop the plan that includes getting rid of East River Park and replacing it with a new park over the next four years. Pat Arnow Leads the East River Park Action group.

“It will be completely surrounded by pile driving, heavy construction, dust, particulate matter from a million tons of fill. This is not the solution for flood control.”

The group is calling for a smaller, simpler plan and wants outside engineers to do an environmental review. They are hoping the city’s next mayor will reconsider the project