A key recommendation of Mayor Bloomberg’s comprehensive plan for climate resiliency is a feasibility study of the Coney Island Creek Tidal Barrier and Wetlands concept. The concept would prevent and mitigate upland flooding in adjacent areas while improving waterfront open space, strengthening connections between neighborhoods, and establishing principles for sound development around the Creek.
Weekday ferry service between Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive in the Rockaways and Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan will continue for at least the next six weeks, with the potential to continue the service through Labor Day weekend if ridership remains strong. In addition, beginning July 4th, enhanced weekend service between the Rockaways and Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan will also begin with the addition of one service run in each direction every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day.
The St. George Waterfront Redevelopment Project will transform the currently underutilized St. George Waterfront into a dynamic, mixed-use destination with the construction of the tallest wheel in the Western Hemisphere and a high-end outlet retail complex and hotel.
Three winners, D-Shape, Andrew Rella, and John Sheridan of The Sheridan Corporation, will be awarded a total of $90,000 for their selected ideas to provide innovative and cost-saving solutions for completing marine construction projects and maintaining waterfront infrastructure in New York City.
NYCEDC and Hudson River Park Trust asked for innovative concepts on how to change the course of waterfront construction and help build and maintain waterfront infrastructure in a more cost effective and sustainable manner.
NYCEDC today announced the winners of Change the Course – The NYC Waterfront Construction Competition - which is designed to provide innovative and cost-saving solutions for completing marine construction projects and maintaining waterfront infrastructure in New York City.