The Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek Storm Surge Barrier Study is a proactive step in answering questions about how storm surge barriers along inland waterways could function in a dense, urban environment. The feasibility studies will explore how barriers and their associated infrastructure could prevent catastrophic flooding in the neighborhoods adjacent to these bodies of water while also providing enhanced waterfront access, water quality improvements, stormwater management, and opportunities for economic development.
The Coney Island Creek Resiliency Study is a critical component to resiliency planning for the communities around Coney Island Creek. This study will investigate hydrological management strategies that would prevent and mitigate upland flooding, improve waterfront open space, strengthen neighborhood connections, enhance infrastructure, and provide opportunity for economic 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.