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.