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NYC Makes Move To Protect Lower Manhattan From Flooding

An aerial general view shows the skyline of lower Manhattan, New York city on August 5, 2021.

New York City officials are committing money to protecting Lower Manhattan from flooding. 110 million dollars is being invested into a project that will raise the existing bulkhead from the Brooklyn Bridge to Pier 17. President Of the City’s Economic Development Corporation Rachael Loeb says the project also includes storm drainage improvements.

“This project in particularly will safeguard one of the most low lying vulnerable areas, the seaport district and it is a first step in making sure we are protecting residents, business owners and infrastructure from flooding.”

The project is part of a long term plan to protect Lower Manhattan from sea level rise and coastal storms.