Five years after Sandy, the city and owners have begun addressing vulnerabilities throughout the sprawling Food Distribution Center, but it remains unclear how resilient the area would be if forced to confront another natural disaster head-on.
Plus, new research on the city’s growing tab for retiree healthcare.
Not that foreclosure is the only thing city homeowners, or policymakers, have to worry about.
Call for lower height limits on new buildings, new infrastructure and affordable housing that favors moderate incomes.
There’s little doubt that the neighborhood needs to be protected from rising seas. There is concern, however, about what kind of community will be shielded by the storm barriers.
Added Value Farms is an urban farm and compost operation in Red Hook that offers healthy food and community training. Damage from Superstorm Sandy threatened all of that.
The city is pursuing a “no regrets” policy. But some think a plan to retreat is needed.