Superstorm Sandy proved to be the most costly and destructive disaster to impact New York City public housing in its history. Follow this self-guided walk through lower Manhattan to learn how NYCHA’s Recovery and Resilience Department is pushing design boundaries and building back stronger and smarter to make public housing safer for generations to come. Participants will be able to visit up to five NYCHA sites illustrating various approaches to storm resiliency including but not limited to passive and manually deployable flood panels, standby generators, and flood-resistant utility annexes.
All sites are accessible via subway/public bus.
The self-guided tour will begin approximately .4 miles from the 1 Avenue train station (L), which is wheelchair accessible. Street parking is usually difficult to find in the area therefore public transportation is strongly recommended. The complete walk will total about 2.5 miles and feature up to five New York City Housing Authority sites. However, this can be condensed, as needed. CitiBike stations are available throughout the walk.