Lower Manhattan is our home! What I loved about living and working in Lower Manhattan was proximity to the water, how open it is, and how vibrant and diverse the community is.
For outboard proposals, please consider porosity of the development edge. Flood protection is necessary, but so is the preservation of the form/character of the area (especially the low, historic areas). It would also be great if more green (not just hardscape parks) were implemented, to serve double duty, interspersed with higher density outboard interventions (to avoid a wall of development). Outboard development also needs to remain inclusive to the incomes and backgrounds that already exist in communities (e.g. Seaport/Two Bridges).
When I worked in Lower Manhattan, I appreciated the easy access by bike, subway, or ferry.
FIDI Lower Manhattan has been my home for 42 years and it needs protection from climate change danger. Super Storm Sandy was a wake up call and to date there are no plans to remediate the problem. A resiliency park on an empty lot could be used as part of the solution.
Lower Manhattan deserves protection from storm surge and sea level rise. The answer is a \'layered defense\" with local sea walls to protect against slowly rising sea levels and a regional sea gate system connect Breezy point to sandy hook and across Throgs Neck to protect lower manhattan and all of NYC\'s 550 miles of coastline in a way that actually meets our social justice values
To dat ether City has utterly failed to meet its obligation to protect Lower Manhattan as well as the other boroughs
Water will find its way around and through any barriers you build, so its time to learn to live with it. Stop with the idea of land fill as a solution. Seaport City is an absurd waste of resources - put that effort into shoring up our infrastructure - our water, sewer, underground wiring/cabling ; stop allowing enormous towers along the waterfront which will drain resources in emergencies, apart from adding to quality of life issues for everyone around such structures. For existing buildings in the flood plain, promote redesign and retrofitting of street level spaces for uses that can maintain a active street environment while also being able to quickly pull back to “higher ground/safer space” to ride out an emergency. Water is our enemy only if we see it that way.
Lower Manhattan feels like the birth place of America to me. Every time I\'m down there and see the World Trade Center and Statue of Liberty I\'m reminded of special this place is and how much it means to the City and beyond.
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