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East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

LESReady! speaks out in favor of science and against displacement

Photo: Courtesy City of New York

On March 24 the City released its 13th Proposed Amendment to the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, based on community feedback and new design challenges. LESReady! spoke out about the importance of climate science and the need to defend against displacement, both natural and man-made. Read our comments here: LESReady! Public Comments to ESCR Amendment 13.

Sharing Stories About Climate Change

New York City Safe Energy Campaign presents:

Sharing Stories About Climate Change

Saturday, Nov 14, 2-4 pm at Lower East Side Ecology Center

Come to listen, to talk. We’ll have a musician and a storyteller, and we want to hear your stories.

What events have happened to you or your family, to your home, to the people in your world in these changing times? Have you experienced climate injustice, environmental racism? What dreams are you having?

We’re all in this together. Let’s share with one another.

This event is free and open to everyone. Snacks will be provided. We’re also working on free pedicab rides from the FDR Drive.

The LOWER EAST SIDE ECOLOGY CENTER is in EAST RIVER PARK in the red brick two-story building known as the FIRE BOAT HOUSE.


Subway: F or J to ESSEX/DELANCEY, stay on the downtown side of the street, walk toward the FDR DRIVE, cross the PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE at Delancey Street over the highway. You will see the FIRE BOAT HOUSE on the left just before the big ballfield.

Bus: M14A or the M22 bus to the last stop: GRAND STREET/FDR DRIVE. Walk south on the FDR service road to CHERRY STREET. Enter CORLEARS HOOK PARK, walk past the flagpole, cross the PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, and look north for the FIRE BOAT HOUSE just behind the ballfield.


Co-Sponsors: Good Old Lower East Side, New York Climate Action Group, GreenMap NYC, NYC Friends of Clearwater 

Three World Trade Center Health Related Programs Explained

If you or someone you know has lingering health related issues as a result of the 9/11 tragedy, the following programs may help. Note: these are individual programs to which you must apply separately.

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)

Download the PDF to Learn more about each program

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LES area selected as a Rebuild by Design winner. $335 million to fund storm-surge protection project.

LESReady! is proud to announce that the Rebuild by Design competition is over and the BIG U’s project, which directly benefits the LES, was selected as a winner! Secretary Shaun Donovan of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, declared the winners on June 2 with Mayor De Blasio,Governor Cuomo and Sentor Schumer. Learn more about the project by clicking here. More information to come! 

LESReady! members and leaders attended the announcement event. See photos of the announcement event below.