Oct 21 2013
Special Report: Are The City’s Most Storm-Vulnerable Communities Being Heard?
October 21, 2013
Special Report: Are The City’s Most Storm-Vulnerable Communities Being Heard?

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Climate

On Manhattan’s Lower East Side, residents worry about how to prevent the elderly and disabled from being trapped in their apartments during the next hurricane — the city, meanwhile, is proposing a large-scale housing and commercial development along the East River.

In the Rockaways, residents say that the danger of flooding from future storm surges on the peninsula’s Jamaica Bay side needs immediate attention — the city, though, is focused on oceanside beach reconstruction.

Along the Brooklyn waterfront, small businesses that spent weeks digging out from mud and debris left behind by Sandy say they need assistance with storm-proofing their facilities — not loans, as the city suggests.

[Read more at Gotham Gazette]