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Steps Towards Resilience – Coney Island

We'll meet at the intersection of Stillwell and Mermaid Avenue. Please arrive at 3 pm! We will start the walk by 3 pm. This coastline walk lead by Operation Resilient Long Island and GREENSPACENYC will focus on past, present, and future conditions of the western Coney Island peninsula including Coney Island Creek, Gravesend Bay, the Coney Island Boardwalk and it's adjacent oceanfront. Super-storm Sandy hit the area hard, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses. After the storm, previous NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg initiated the Special Initiative for Recovery and Resiliency (SIRR), a comprehensive report which focused on over 400 recommendations for resilient reconstruction and mitigation within the five boroughs. Some of the potential mitigation measures outlined in the report involved utilizing the Coney Island Creek wetlands and tidal barrier as well as redesigning the Coney Island Boardwalk to include new protective dunes. On the walk participants will investigate and discuss these new ideas for the area.

The walk will take approximately 2.5 hours. All participants welcome to join us for drinks at the end of the walking tour. This event is free and open to the public. 

Questions? Email us at [masked]. 

About us: GreenspaceNYC is a non-profit collaborative that develops and curates free educational programming, hands-on workshops, and public design projects that encourage dialogue, enliven public spaces, and promote the future of a more equitable and sustainable city.

Activities take place at public parks, sidewalks, plazas, vacant lots, community gardens, hacker spaces, cultural institutions, and local businesses. Each project is created in collaboration with organizers, artists, educators, designers, activists, technologists, entrepreneurs, community groups, and the general public.

GreenspaceNYC is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, giving it its status as a 501(c)(3) and receives material sponsorship from Material for the Arts (NYC Office of Cultural Affairs). Past projects have been accepted into FIGMENT, the New Museum's IDEAS CITY, and IDC Conference at The New School. Our location sponsors include Hack Manhattan, Fat Cat, HI-NY, Wix Lounge, and Fourteen East Café. 

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  • Laura S.

    Hi All, It looks May 3rd is the date for this. Sorry for the change! More details to come.

    March 12, 2014

  • Laura S.

    Hi John, Thanks! It's always great to see you at events. Here is our blurb regarding. In 2014 GreenspaceNYC is pleased to announce a spring and summer series of public events hosted in New York City and Detroit, addressing important local issues like urbanization, climate change, food justice, and social sustainability in fun and engaging ways. GreenspaceNYC's Civic Art Lab will work in collaboration with several organizations that embrace the mission of sustainability and pedagogy including Operation Resilient Long Island, Hack Manhattan, Fat Cat Jazz Club, Suntect Architecture Studio, Purple Tugboat Creative, Detroit Art Adventurers, and more.

    This civic engagement and art-making lab is experimental and invites quite a few organizations to work together as a think tank. All welcom! We'll do participatory hands-on activities that make the series very exploratory.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • John R.

    You guys do great things, and I always enjoy them, but what the heck is an "art civic lab"!?!?

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • Courtney Bolton, UX D.


    1 · January 8, 2014

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