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  • July

    Army Corps builds foundation for resiliency

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is working on the Port Monmouth Flood Risk Management Project in New Jersey that will make the Port Monmouth community more resilient during future storm flooding and surge. The project includes an environmentally friendly soil stabilization process that has never been used by the Corps before on a flood risk management project. The process makes the project stronger, improves the community’s quality of life, and saves tax-dollars.
  • June

    New York District Welcomes 53rd Commander and District Engineer

    Col. Thomas D. Asbery assumed command of the Army Corps’ New York District June 8, 2017 at a change of command ceremony held on Governors Island, New York City.
  • May

    Army Corps vessel with a big job steams on during parade of ships

    NEW YORK-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) drift collection vessel the DCV GELBERMAN helped kick off what was an epic scene along the Hudson River earlier this week. As scores of people stood on Engeldrum Bluff at Fort Hamilton the DCV GELBERMAN carried the American flag during with pride, a USACE New York District tradition. USACE crews on board the DCV GELBERMAN work day in and day out to keep the Hudson River and other essential federal navigation channels open and vacant of dangers. “The crew takes pride in keeping the navigation channel free and clear from hazards.” Said Colonel David A. Caldwell, Commander, USACE, New York District.
  • Army Corps of Engineers celebrate Environmental Day 2017

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, participated in the celebration of Environmental Day 2017 at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth, N.J. The event was hosted by the Elizabeth River /Arthur Kill Watershed Association. Over 150 local school students attended the event, with this year’s focus on bringing awareness to the community about environmental concerns and solutions in the metropolitan region of New York City.
  • U.S. Military Academy New Cadet barracks: stands for one of its own

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District constructed a new Cadet Barracks at the U.S. Military Academy West Point.
  • April

    Army Corps Completes New Mission in Support of FEMA

    When the New York District responds to a federally-declared disaster, it’s usually to provide emergency assistance to communities such as rebuilding public facilities such as schools, and providing temporary shelter.
  • March

    Army Corps’ Long Beach N.Y. Coastal Restoration Project takes Shape

    Long Beach is a city in Nassau County, New York located along Long Island's South Shore. As whipping cold winds howl along its shore, Army Corps Contracting Rep. Michael Ortega and project engineer Janeen Minguillo travel in a four-wheel-drive truck and ascend over newly excavated sand making their daily rounds surveying sand levels.
  • Army Corps' New York District Courts Vendors at Small Business Industry Day

    The New York District recently held Small Business Industry Day where nearly 100 representatives from 50 companies in the greater New York-New Jersey area gathered to learn more about requirements for doing business with the District.
  • Army Corps Support STEM event at local high school during National Engineer Week

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, went to a public school on the lower East Side in New York City, to speak to a physics class of high school juniors about the merits of careers focused on science, engineering, technology and math (STEM).
  • February

    Study adapts to new coastal flooding reality

    A hurricane passes directly over New York City. In just one hour, the harbor rises 13 feet and
  • The Army Corps of Engineers Identifies a Tentatively Selected Plan for the Rahway River Basin Feasibility Study

    The Rahway River is approximately 24 miles long and is a tributary of the Arthur Kill at the heart of the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary. The highly urbanized river watershed suffers from frequent flooding due to extensive development and destruction of riparian wetlands and floodplains. Floods have caused damages to houses, businesses and public infrastructure.
  • January

    Army Corps guides students at STEM Career Day

    In 2012, when Jean Lau, chief, Equal Employment Opportunity, was researching opportunities to promote women, minorities and individuals with disabilities ― one aspect of the EEO mission ― she came across a great deal of information discussing the importance of getting young people interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, and programs benefiting students across the country. Since the Army Corps of Engineers employs many professionals in science and engineering, she thought it would be a perfect fit.
  • November

    NY District Environmental Residency teams with U.S. EPA to clean up contamination

    The New York District, headquartered in Lower Manhattan, is abuzz with activity, carrying out multiple missions at any one time (some highly visible), with nearly 350 people in Lower Manhattan office. But there’s another dimension of the District’s work that’s less visible: Contributions from staff in field offices spread across 26,500 square miles of NY, NJ, CT, MA and VT. One is the New Jersey Area Environmental Residency 30 miles south of New York City in East Brunswick, NJ, charged with remediating Superfund sites on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Construction Begins on Phase 2 of the Port Monmouth Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Commander, Col. David A. Caldwell, along with Representative Frank Pallone (NJ-6), Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martin, and Middletown Mayor, Gerard Scharfenberger, recently announced the groundbreaking for Phase 2 of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project in Port Monmouth, located in Middletown, N.J.
  • October

    The Army Corps New York District Celebrates the 16th Annual Estuary Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District personnel recently attended the 16th annual Estuary Day at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth, N.J.
  • Team has Eagle eye on floodplain project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is working with an inter-agency team on a floodplain reclamation project in Walton, New York. This project will improve the floodplain, reduce flooding in the community and protect New York City’s drinking water.
  • September

    Army Corps' New York District Strategic Engagement Empowers Partnership

    New York District conducts Harbor Inspection with area partners and heads of agencies.
  • Messages in the sand from Hurricane Sandy

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District learned after Hurricane Sandy that beach nourishment and dunes are extremely important to reducing coastal damages after storms and hurricanes. They are taking these findings to improve future beach nourishment projects.
  • Army Corps New York Harbor Deepening Reaches Finish Line

    Army Corps and Port Authority hold ceremony for the completion of the New York and New Jersey Harbor Deepening
  • August

    Troy Lock & Dam NY Reaches 100 year Milestone

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Troy Lock and Dam in Troy, New York. The District has operated and maintained the lock and dam for a century.