Tag Archives: Jamaica Bay

HUD Rebuild By Design: Plans for the Future Coast

I am honored to be part of a well-constructed, diverse-minded team for the HUD (federal Housing and Urban Development) post-Sandy “Rebuild By Design” competition, one of 10 successful teams of about 150 that applied.  The team was built and is … Continue reading

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Tempest-Tossed, Let’s Not Imitate New Orleans

[This opinion piece was published online in the New York Times Room for Debate series on 11/1/12 as part of the debate Should New York Build Sea Gates?  Someone also published an editorial with a similar point to my second paragraph in … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay Restoration for JFK Airport Expansion?

Would you consider a trade-off of JFK Airport expansion for billions of dollars in funding to improve the environment of Jamaica Bay and surrounding neighborhoods? What is the expansion of JFK Airport worth to New York City, State, and the … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay Restoration: Anything is Possible if You’re Strategic

[This is a guest post from Charles "Si" Simenstad, Research Professor; Wetland Ecosystem Team, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, in response to the question posed in a prior post, "What specific actions would you propose, if … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay: What Restoration Steps would you Propose?

In an earlier post, I argued that Jamaica Bay is not New York City’s “crown jewel” and has many problems, such as sewage spills, low-oxygen dead zones, and disappearing marshes and islands.  Hundreds of thousands of people living in neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Creating a Climate-Resilient Jamaica Bay

It can start with a rain barrel.  The renewal of the idea of water as a resource –an obvious concept to a farmer, but one that has escaped the consciousness of many city dwellers whose water starts at the faucet … Continue reading

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Rising Waters and Coastal Floods: Living with Sea Level Rise in NYC, Part 2/2

[This is the second of a pair of guest blog posts from Dr. Vivien Gornitz, a geologist and special research scientist with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research.  The first post … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay: Pollution, Flooding and Human Vulnerability

Jamaica Bay is often referred to as New York City’s “ecological crown jewel”, and it is indeed a spectacular location to view migrating birds or catch large sport fish like striped bass, among other positives.  However, the bay has some … Continue reading

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