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  • April

    Army Corps, Partners Establish Alternate Care Facility at Javits Center; First Patients Arrive

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mission assignment in conjunction with many state, federal and local partners, has made significant progress converting the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City to an alternate care facility to meet the demand for hospital beds created by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
  • March

    USNS COMFORT Arrives in New York in Support of the COVID-19 Response Efforts

    The USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in New York City March 30th in support of the COVID-19 response efforts. The Army Corps vessel GELBERMAN travelled alongside the ship as it traveled along the New York Harbor to its newly-dredged dock in Manhattan on the Hudson River.
  • USACE begins construction on Alternate Care Facilities

    Work is being done in support of FEMA-led COVID-19 Pandemic Response NEW YORK— The US Army Corps of Engineers, USACE, continues to make significant progress in its efforts to support the FEMA-led response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Nationwide, USACE has received 5 FEMA Mission Assignments (MAs) totaling $357 million, and has more than 250 personnel providing support.
  • February

    Army Corps Construction Marches Forward at Army Academy at West Point

    This winter a number of New York District construction projects are in full swing at the U.S Military Academy at West Point, north of New York City.
  • Real Estate Provides Facelift for New Jersey Armed Forces Career Center

    While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has missions planning and designing construction projects, there’s a less-well-known component in the New York District: Providing real estate support for more than 400 U.S. Armed Forces recruiting stations in New York and New Jersey.
  • Pole Vaulting is Life Changing for Survey Deputy; Son’s Success Rekindles Interest

    When you haven’t played a sport for many years that you once excelled in, some people can still regain that prowess. Such is the case for New York District Deputy Survey Chief John Mraz, Survey Section, Operations Division, who set pole-vaulting records in high school 30 years ago.
  • New York District marks start of WOSI Work

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced measures to reverse flood damage west of Shinnecock Inlet after two storms in October 2019 resulted in severe erosion and large losses of sand along the shoreline. The damage threatened properties west of the Shinnecock Inlet, including Dune Road, an evacuation route, commercial fishing plants, marina facilities, and public restaurants. USACE has awarded a $10.7 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oakbrook, Illinois, to address the significant coastline storm damages encountered at the West of Shinnecock Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project on the south shore of Long Island.
  • News on tap: New York City Drinking Water

    Drinking water safety has been in the news.  A few years ago, the community of Flint, Michigan struggled with lead contamination in its fresh water supply and more recently, residents of Newark, New Jersey experienced the same. What doesn’t always make the headlines are the good things that are occurring concerning the public’s drinking water. 
  • December

    Army Corps Connects with Small Business at National Conference

    The New York District participated in the 2019 Federal Small Business Conference in Dallas in November, joining 46 Army Corps of Engineers’ Districts across the United States and Army Corps Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite.
  • Hazardous land used during Atomic Age has green future

    In 1945, following the United States’ detonation of two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, World War II ended and the Atomic Age began. Research on the uses of atomic power also started and the forming of the United States’ Atomic Energy Commission was created to foster this.
  • Thule Air Base, Arctic - Consistently on top of its game

    Not too long ago at Thule Air Base, Greenland located in the Arctic, a change of command ceremony was taking place. Outgoing 821st Air Base Group U.S. Air Force Commander - Col. Mafwa Kuvibidila- passed the flag to her successor Col. Timothy J. Bos.
  • November

    Army Corps’ New York District Hosts Two-Day Career Fair

    For the second time this year, the New York District hosted a two-day Career Fair in Lower Manhattan for college students, recent graduates and other professionals to fill positions in a variety of disciplines.
  • Army Corps dives into the past, for the future

    Here’s how the story goes … Decades ago, there was an active U.S. Army post on Governors Island, in the heart of the New York Harbor in New York City. Military families resided on the island and stories exist of children getting into mischief and rolling cannonballs down a hill. Some possibly making it all the way to the water’s edge and splashing into the harbor.
  • October

    Army Corps New York District Conducts Water Resources Outreach at Pratt Institute

    District staff participated in Water Expo on the campus of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, to collaborate about water-related challenges facing coastal areas of New York and New Jersey.
  • Army Corps’ New York District continues its Coastal Restoration Mission

    Since Hurricane Sandy 7 years ago, the Army Corps' New York District has performed its mission of coastal restoration and wrote the chapter on resiliency by restoring miles of shoreline and beach protection projects.
  • September

    Army Corps New York District Hosts Partner Harbor Inspection

    The New York District, continues working with partners to strategically deliver innovative solutions and advancing the region’s vision of a world class Harbor Estuary.
  • Army Corps Dredging Ops Commence on Long Island, NY

    Davis Park, Fire Island, on Long Island’s south shore. Dredgers pump sand spread by bulldozers.
  • Army Corps constructs school that’s STEAM teaching tool

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is constructing a new state of the art elementary school at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.
  • August

    Army Corps workboat now serves as artificial reef

    The M/V HUDSON embarks on second career as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean off of Long Island, NY.
  • Army Corps supports U.S. Navy during Hudson River Swim Charity Event

    New York District supports Navy SEALs during NY Harbor charity event to help veterans, families.