The Real Deal New York

Infrastructure City: The public projects transforming New York

From LaGuardia to the "Dryline," TRD takes a look at the biggest government plans

September 22, 2015 10:04AM
By Rich Bockmann


“Dryline” will stretch from East 23rd Street to just south of the Williamsburg Bridge. The barrier is part of a bigger project to protect Manhattan from future floods.

From the September issue: Gov. Andrew Cuomo checked off a big item on the city’s to-do list in late July, when he unveiled a $3.6 billion overhaul of LaGuardia Airport.

Yet revamping the much-maligned airport will barely make a dent in New York’s long line of big-ticket infrastructure demands, which range from a new Hudson River rail tunnel into Penn Station to a system to protect Lower Manhattan from flooding during future storms.

“The need [for infrastructure improvements] is clearly tremendous,” said Adam Forman, a senior researcher at the Manhattan-based public policy think tank Center for an Urban Future. [more]