The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project is a coastal protection initiative, aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise on Manhattan's East Side from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street.

The boundaries of this project correspond with the natural areas where the land is higher along the coastline, making it easier to close the system off from water entering from the north and south. The project design integrates flood protection into the community fabric, improving waterfront open spaces and access, rather than walling off the neighborhood.

Construction on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project began in Fall 2020 and continues through 2025.

Learn more about the the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project.

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