Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sat 2/22 and Sun 2/23, 11am - 6pm: OPEN HOUSE for "Red Hook NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program" - COME ALONG!

Red Hook NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program
Open House

Realty Collective, 351 Van Brunt St
Sat 2/22 & Sun 2/23 11am – 6pm

Only a few months of planning remain in the Red Hook NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program and the Committee is excited to engage the Red Hook community in the critical final phase of the program. The upcoming public meeting will be an important opportunity to gather community input on the top Priority Projects that may be recommended for funding with Red Hook’s $3M CDBG-DR allocation. We encourage everyone to attend this event and have your voice heard. At this event the Red Hook Committee will share ideas that its members have heard from you to date and answer questions you may have about the program and possible resiliency projects. Details for the event are on the attached flyer and as follows:

Experts will be on hand to discuss specific topics on Saturday and Sunday at the following times:

12pm-1pm: Infrastructure & Coastal Resiliency

1pm-2pm: Social Resiliency & Economic Development

Red Hook Resiliency Innovations event Sat 2/22, 3-6pm

Guest speakers to include: HUD Rebuild by Design, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) and Architecture for Humanity, and others.

We also have a few newsworthy pieces from the past few months to share:

The Committee held its 11th meeting on Monday, February 10th in which we discussed benefits, feasibility, and considerations of possible priority resiliency projects.

Youth from the Red Hook Initiative/South Brooklyn Community High School film production program completed a video documenting the November 19th Public Engagement at the Miccio Center. This will be featured at the public meeting as well.

On December 18th, the Red Hook Planning Committee partnered with Good Shepherd’s Services at the Beacon Center to engage teens in the NY Rising program. At this event, teens brainstormed with planners and Committee representatives about resiliency challenges and solutions for Red Hook.

The Committee applauds the incredible news from Governor Cuomo’s Office of a $200M New York City & New York State combined commitment for the development of an integrated flood protection system in Red Hook. This announcement provides great momentum to our work and is proof that Red Hook can and will become a more resilient community.

We hope to see everyone at the upcoming public event.

As always, thank you for your continued engagement in the Red Hook NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program.


NY Rising Red Hook Planning Committee & Committee Co-Chairs

Gita Nandan

Ian Marvy

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