Brooklyn Bridge – Montgomery Coastal Resilience

About BMCR

The Brooklyn Bridge-Montgomery Coastal Resilience (BMCR) project extends along the East River waterfront from the Brooklyn Bridge to the south, and Montgomery Street to the north. BMCR includes both flood protection and utility improvements for the neighborhood. Utility improvements and upgrades will take place along South Street, under the Brooklyn Bridge, on a portion of Montgomery Street, and along the East River Greenway and esplanade. The flood protection components and amenities will be constructed within the esplanade area.

Project Area:

Map of project area from Brooklyn Bridge to Montgomery Street

Flood protection will be provided through a series of deployable barriers and permanent barriers installed along the neighborhood edge of the esplanade, under the elevated FDR Drive. The deployable barriers will include flip-up gates, roller gates, swing gates, and a flood door. Deployable barriers will be permanent infrastructure, hidden until they are activated in the event of a storm. The location of the flood walls and posts have been designed to minimize conflict with subsurface infrastructure and to maximize integration of public space amenities.

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The BMCR Project will provide a mix of active and passive use amenities to the Two-Bridges neighborhood including:

  • Open air seating
    • Chaise lounges, Gliders, Benches, Picnic Tables, Game Tables
  • Fitness equipment
    • Pull up bars, Leg press, Seated bench press, Incline press, Push Up & Leg Shift, Triple Bars, Arm Bike, Dip Bench
  • Basketball half-court
  • Ping pong tables
  • Various playgrounds
    • Sensory play area, Climbing area, Ramped playground
  • Performance space
  • Improved lighting

In March 2021, the final BMCR design was submitted to the NYC Public Design Commission (PDC) for final review and approval.

Download the Final PDC Presentation

Lead Agencies: 

  • NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC)
  • NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
  • Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ)

Total Funding: $349 Million

Take a virtual tour of the project

BMCR: 360 VR View at Catherine Slip in Lower Manhattan

BMCR: 360 VR View btw Rutgers Slip & Pier 35 in Lower Manhattan

BMCR: 360 VR View at Robert Wagner Sr. Place in Lower Manhattan

BMCR: 360 VR View btw Market Slip & Pike Slip in Lower Manhattan

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