Conceptual renderings of Bayswater Park, one of the seven resilience projects to help protect the Rockaways from future storms, via NYC Office of the Mayor
With coastal storms and flooding set to become more common, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $145 million investment to help protect the Rockaways. The mayor made the announcement Sunday on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which wreaked havoc on New York City in 2012. The Rockaways in Queens were hit particularly hard, and the peninsula remains vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. To help protect the area from future storms, the $145 million investment will fund up to seven resilience projects, each with the goal to “improve quality of life [and] build more resilient neighborhoods in the Rockaway peninsula that will be better prepared to withstand future flooding and coastal storms,” the city announced.