The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project (LMCR) is an integrated coastal protection initiative being led by the Mayor's Office for Recovery & Resiliency aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise in Lower Manhattan. The LMCR Project spans the Lower Manhattan coast from Montgomery Street to the northern end of Battery Park City, and seeks to improve access to the waterfront as well as enhance public spaces in the community.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Water Street in Lower Manhattan struggled to recover from damage to office buildings, infrastructure, and public spaces. In response to these challenges, NYCEDC has laid out strategies to help put the district back on its feet, while laying the groundwork for improved, long-term resiliency and viability.
The Southern Manhattan Coastal Protection Study looks at the technical, environmental, legal and financial feasibility of developing a multi-purpose levee on the East River as a coastal protection measure for Southern Manhattan.
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the global creative and strategic agency Droga5 will re-locate to Lower Manhattan, where it will expand operations and create up to 154 new jobs by the end of 2017.