News Releases

Archive: March, 2013
  • Army Corps Plumb Beach coastal storm risk reduction work to temporarily close beach and parking lot, bike lane will have detour

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District will be completing the second and final Phase of coastal storm risk reduction work at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn along the Belt Parkway through most of the rest of the calendar year, which will lead to beach and parking lot closures as well as a bike lane detour.
  • Fire Island property owners: Final push for debris removal

    YAPHANK, N.Y. – Debris collection crews on Fire Island will start their second and final pass through all communities on Tuesday, March 26. Property owners are strongly urged to move all debris to the edge of their property BY MONDAY NIGHT, where it's easily accessible in order to speed up removal. There will be no additional collections once debris crews have moved through your neighborhood.
  • Debris removal crews prepare to start 24-hour operations in Fire Island neighborhoods

    YAPHANK, N.Y. – Starting this evening, residents on Fire Island will notice the debris removal crews setting up lights and generators and taking other steps to safely conduct nighttime debris removal from rights of way. This is a push to be able to meet the end of March completion goal.
  • Fire Island cleanup begins 24-hour operations

    YAPHANK, N.Y. – Removal of Hurricane Sandy debris on Fire Island began March 2 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of March. In an effort to meet the March 31 completion goal, the debris removal contractors will begin work around the clock March 15. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the debris removal project as part of the federal government's Sandy recovery efforts.