Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tues Oct. 15th. 7pm: Red Hook-Wide Meeting for the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program. ALL WELCOME!!

Dear Red Hook friends and neighbors - 

I am a member of the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program  Community Committee (website here) and we are holding a Red Hook wide meeting for the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program on October 15th at 7:00pm, at PS 15 (71 Sullivan Street) to help shape the future of resiliency in Red Hook and I hope you will join me.

 We have worked together closely to rebuild since Superstorm Sandy. But as you know, we have more to do. To help, Governor Cuomo has created the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program to assist communities like ours to rebuild and become more resilient through community-driven plans. NY Rising is designed to empower localities severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Lee to develop comprehensive and innovative recovery plans. Over the course of eight months each community will develop a comprehensive recovery program that increases resilience and economic development, and positions the community to use implementation funds most effectively.

Red Hook has been selected as a community to work with the NY Rising program. In September, I began working as part of a Planning Committee to drive the identification of needs, opportunities, projects and actions that are important to Red Hook. But we need your voice and your suggestions.

Please join fellow Red Hook residents, businesses and organizations to participate in our first public information meeting on October 15th. You will get a chance to learn more about the program, and we’ll get a chance to hear directly from you about the needs and opportunities you see here for recovery in the short and long-term. This is the beginning of the planning effort and there will be more opportunities to participate going forward. But your involvement at the first meeting will ensure we’re on the right path. Thank you for sharing this, and the information at the links below, with your friends and neighbors; the more people who come out to participate, the stronger our plan will be. And please don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any questions about NY Rising.

I hope you’ll join us.

For a general overview of the program, click HERE

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