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  • April

    Army Corps Spring Creek Projects Aim to Restore Ecosystems, Manage Flood Risks

    In 2012, thousands of homes in New York City were flooded by Hurricane Sandy. One of many neighborhoods affected by the storm was Howard Beach, in Queens, where the nearby Spring Creek Park and adjacent basins acted as a conduit for ocean waters, flooding residential streets and homes. In the storm’s aftermath, local officials pressed federal and state governments for a solution to prevent future flooding.
  • January

    Army Safeguards Iconic Times Square Recruiting Station

    Each year for the past 30 years, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District personnel ensure the Times Square Recruiting Station an iconic symbol of U.S. Armed Forces recruitment in the heart of New York City and one of the oldest in the U.S. is protected from people gathering there for holiday celebrations. (While COVID-19 precluded crowds for the annual ‘ball drop’ from the Times Tower skyscraper marking the new year, hundreds of thousands of people pass through the area daily.
  • October

    U.S. Army Chief of Engineers Visits New York District

    Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, Chief of Engineers, visited New York District October 5-6 and observed the District’s civil works projects and facilities.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Honored by Waterfront Alliance as ‘Heroes of the Harbor’

    Army Corps honored by the Waterfront Alliance for its work and achievements.
  • May

    Home Relocations Make Way For Coastal Restoration Project, Dunes

    The New York District is relocating homes a much shorter distance at the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project.
  • Home Relocations Make Way For Coastal Restoration Project, Dunes

    Thinking about physically relocating a home often conjures up images of a huge structure on a flatbed truck with a police escort and the words “Wide-Load” emblazoned on the back. This spring, the New York District is relocating several homes a much shorter distance (20-40 feet), but it’s a no less complicated task.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restores a portion of East Rockaway Shoreline in time for hurricane season

    Dredged material was beneficially used to restore section of heavily eroded shore to provide additional coastal storm risk reduction and increase resiliency.
  • New York District restores a portion of East Rockaway Shoreline in time for hurricane season

    Dredged material was beneficially used to restore section of heavily eroded shore to provide additional coastal storm risk reduction and increase resiliency.
  • March

    Protecting water quality has positive trickle-down effect - New York City Water Supply

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District constructed a culvert in Harpersfield, New York as part of the Army Corps' New York City Watershed Environmental Assistance Program. This program funds projects that are protecting the water quality of New York State's watersheds that provide drinking water to millions of New York City residents. The new culvert is helping to protect the water quality, while at the same time improving the aquatic life in the water and controlling flooding in the community.
  • November

    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Mr. Ryan A. Fisher Visits New York District

    Mr. Ryan A. Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) joined District Commander Col. Thomas Asbery and members of the New York District and North Atlantic Division on November 7th and New York District’s Civil Works missions.
  • October

    Six years later, Army Corps remains Sandy focused

    At the same time the North Atlantic Division has supported U.S. Army Corps of Engineers response and recovery efforts following recent major storm events elsewhere in the United States, it has remained intensely focused on Superstorm Sandy repair, restoration and risk-reduction projects in the northeast six years since that major weather event.
  • Army Corps of Engineers, Chief of Engineer's Environmental Advisory Board meeting held in NYC

    Chief of Engineer's Environmental Advisory Board meeting held in NYC
  • New York District Hosts Army Chief of Engineer's Environmental Advisory Board

    Chief of Engineer's Environmental Advisory Board meeting held in NYC
  • July

    Flood prone community bound for greatness

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and partnering agencies completed the Bound Brook portion of the Green Brook Flood Risk Management Project. This significant development will help protect residents from experiencing the devastation of another major storm, and will drastically reduce their flood insurance and improve Bound Brook’s economy.
  • Flood prone community bound for greatness

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and partnering agencies completed the Bound Brook portion of the Green Brook Flood Risk Management Project. This significant development will help protect residents from experiencing the devastation of another major storm, and will drastically reduce their flood insurance and improve Bound Brook’s economy.
  • August

    Army Cadet travels far, learns much during internship at Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

    In summer 2014, Army ROTC cadets interned with the New York District through the Reserve Officers Training Corps’ Cadet Troop Leader Training, providing a variety of leadership experiences prior to the senior year of college.
  • Top Army Civil Works Leaders Visit New York City Coastal Projects

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made a visit to New York City August 19-21, 2013.
  • June

    Recovery Field Office Completes Mammoth New York Debris Removal Mission

    Debris removal in New York amounted to 5.25 million cubic yards of debris, enough to fill the Empire State Building three times.
  • May

    Army Corps Joins Students, Partners and Celebrate Environmental Day

    Students from local area schools spent the day interacting with the Army Corps and its partnering agencies and organizations at Environmental Day held in Elizabeth, N.J. The event generated awareness and provided information about the value of the environment, long term sustainability of the planet, and its current environmental status.
  • Army Corps Joins Students, Partners and Celebrate Environmental Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District participated in Environmental Day, an annual event held at Elizabeth, New Jersey aimed at educating local students about the environment.
  • April

    Army Corps Celebrates Environmental Day

    Students from local area schools spent the day interacting with the Army Corps and its partnering agencies and organizations at Environmental Day held in Elizabeth, N.J. The event generated awareness and provided information about the value of the environment, long term sustainability of the planet, and its current environmental status.
  • Army Corps Joins Students, Partners and Celebrate Environmental Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District participated in Environmental Day, an annual event held at Elizabeth, New Jersey aimed at educating local students about the environment. On a perfect weather day for an outdoor classroom environment, the event was held April 24th adjacent to the Elizabeth Marina dock on the shore of the Arthur Kill Channel.
  • Engineering a difference

    Thumbing through the pages of his chartreuse logbook where he writes down thoughts, project plans and drawings, Capt. Antonio Pazos stops to point out a particular drawing. It’s a rough sketch diagram of how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and federal and state engineers designed a dewatering plan to remove 400 million gallons of water from the Brooklyn Battery and Queens tunnels after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast Oct.29, 2012.
  • Engineering a difference

    Captain Antonio Pazos was in the Hurricane Sandy emergency operations center, simultaneously gathering progress reports for 14 projects which included the tunnels, preparing reports for the New York’s emergency operations center and controlling the flow of water. It was right where a self-identified adrenaline junkie was meant to be.