Showing posts with label floods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label floods. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Maybe renting that place on 3rd Avenue isn't such a bad idea after all

We picked this up from Curbed:

New data published in Science shows that if the planet warms by 2 degrees Celsius, sea levels will rise about 20 feet. It's pretty much a given that this will happen, it's just a matter of when — it could be by the end of the century.


In New York, it means that entire neighborhoods would be wiped out and 1.8 million people would be displaced.

And if/when this happens, the water will wash over a good part of this neighborhood... west to First Avenue in spots... south to Avenue A around East Fourth Street...

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If this helps...

City officials today hinted that the rising sea levels will push back the completion date of the East Houston Reconstruction Project by 27 years.

Anyway, you can find the full report here at Science. And read more here at Gizmodo.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Learn about the East River Resiliency Project tonight

[Photo of 8th and C during Sandy by Robert Walker]

Via the EVG inbox…

Join us to discuss the future of the East River Waterfront!

LOCATION: Church of St. Brigid, 119 Avenue B (enter on E. 8th Street)

DATE: Thursday, May 28, 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Community Design Workshop for Flood Protection on the East River

Join the Lower East Side/East Village community to discuss plans for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project, intended to reduce risks from extreme weather and climate change and improve quality of life. We will discuss the potential for flood and storm protections to be built into community and park space along the East River.

What do you want flood protection on the East River waterfront to look like? Come and let your voice be heard!

Find a PDF of the presentation here.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Updated: Part of East Houston is currently flooded, along with Katz's basement

Yikes! Part of East Houston near Ludlow is currently flooding (flooded?). Save the pastrami!

Not sure what is going on at the moment here ... crews have been working on the water mains as part of the never-ending East Houston reconstruction project now in its 457th year...

Updated 11:21: yep. Water main break per a reader at the scene.

Thanks to @maraaltman for the photo!

Updated 12:02 p.m.

The basement at Katz's has reportedly flooded.

Updated 1:01 p.m.

Here's a shot of the damage on East Houston... a sinkhole has formed on the the eastbound lanes between Orchard and Ludlow...

[Photo via @luxtravelstyle]

Updated 1:27 p.m.

Katz's remains open!

Updated 3:58 p.m.

According to published reports, 13 nearby buildings are now without water after the circa-1959 pipe broke under East Houston. In addition, Brooklyn Vegan notes that tonight's Stone Jack Jones and Ex-Cult shows at the Mercury Lounge have been cancelled tonight.

And there you have it...

[Photo via @hanakanna]

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gusher on Third Avenue

A fire hydrant sprung a leak this morning at Third Avenue and 12th Street.

Someone had called 911. Just a matter of waiting and being entertained...

Within, say, 8 minutes, a crew arrived from the Department of Environmental Protection.

The oil screw on top of the hydrant was stripped...

So the crew had to shut off the valve under the street. (I don't really know get the idea.)

And why not?