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August 17, 2015

Groundbreaking: Belle Harbor

Image of DDC staff breaking ground on the Belle Harbor project.

Commissioner Peña-Mora was joined by Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, along with the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency to break ground on the FEMA-funded rehabilitation project in Belle Harbor that will fix the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Newly refurbished sidewalks, curbs, roadways, sewers and water mains will soon restore the coastline that is such a huge part of this Rockaway neighborhood’s unique identity.

This event marked another step towards rebuilding and strengthening New York City’s most vulnerable communities. DDC will continue to provide support where it is most needed, as we push forward in our work with Build It Back and the Eastside Coastal Resiliency project.

“We are proud to have partnered with DOT, our Local Elected Officials and Community Stakeholders for the groundbreaking of the Belle Harbor reconstruction project. DDC is committed to Mayor de Blasio's vision for a healthy and sustainable city and to building resilient projects that will protect New York City against extreme weather conditions,” noted Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Design and Construction. “Although Hurricane Sandy damaged many areas in Belle Harbor, the reconstruction of the roadways, sidewalks, sewers and water mains are a testament to our vision of enhancing our communities and contributing to the City’s growth.”