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  • May

    Rockaway kicks off Beach Season as Work Resumes

    Rockaway has officially kicked off its beach season, coinciding with the resumption of significant beach work in the area. Contract 1, which included multiple beach improvements for Rockaway, is now complete. This phase involved the construction of groins—stone structures designed to slow down natural beach erosion. As part of the ongoing efforts to protect the peninsula and reduce coastal storm risk, Rockaway received 14 new groins, while five existing groins were refurbished. Additionally, aging timber piers along the project area were removed.
  • March

    Engineer Week and Celebrations at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, recently hosted an enriching Engineer Week, showcasing the diverse talents and innovative spirit of its engineers. The week was packed with events that not only celebrated engineering achievements but also honored cultural heritage, reflecting the Corps' commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Engineer Week Roundtable was a cornerstone event, serving as a platform for professionals to share insights and experiences in engineering. This roundtable, available for viewing, allowed participants to delve into various engineering topics, discussing challenges and advancements in the field. The dialogue was both enlightening and inspiring, drawing attention to the evolving landscape of engineering.
  • October

    New Opportunities to Bloom in New York City for Emerging Professionals in Diverse Fields through Summer Internships

    NEW YORK CITY – In the heart of the energetic and ever-evolving New York City, summer internships and other career opportunities are flourishing for the new wave of professionals across diverse fields such as engineering, biology, archaeology, and technology.
  • DCV HAYWARD Undergoes Significant Crane Refit at Bayonne Dry Dock

    BAYONNE - The DCV HAYWARD is currently experiencing a significant overhaul at Bayonne Dry Dock (BDD) as it prepares to meet the latest industry standards. This major refit aims to upgrade its crane infrastructure and align with the requirements of the Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection and the American Bureau of Shipping Classification.
  • May

    New York District Contributes to New York State Hurricane Evacuation Study

    New York, NY - A comprehensive New York State (NYS) Hurricane Evacuation Study is being conducted by a partnership between the National Hurricane Program, the Army Corps, FEMA, NOAA's National Hurricane Center, and the State of New York. The study aims to provide data, resources, and technical assistance for hurricane evacuation planning and response for state, local, tribal, territorial, and federal government partners.
  • January

    NY&NJHATS Study Enters New and Crucial Phase

    Newark, NJ— In a packed room at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials answered questions from the public about the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) for the New York and New Jersey Harbors and Tributaries Study. In the past coastal storms have pummeled the North Atlantic Coast of the United States.
  • As Groins Take Shape, the Rockaway Project Keeps Moving

    Rockaway, NY- Crews are hard at work executing the first contract tied to the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet, and Jamaica Bay Project in New York. This project has been in the works for more than a decade and was accelerated following the impacts from Hurricane Sandy and a series of Nor’easters that have left the community vulnerable to risk from coastal flooding.
  • April

    USACE Alternate Care Facility Mission Continues at the Westchester County Center

    White Plains-- On any given weekend you’ll find the Westchester County Center buzzing with excitement. From basketball tournaments, to live shows, to public meetings, the convention center was a local melting pot of events, people, and cultures. Now the convention center has a new mission, to serve as an alternate care facility. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is making it just that. A little over three weeks ago a Mission Assignment Task Order (MATO) was assigned to the New York District by FEMA in order to build alternate care facilities in the wake of the worldwide COVID19 crisis. USACE was deployed under a National activation to provide initial planning and engineering support (Emergency Support Function 3 – Public Works & Engineering) Nationwide to address possible medical facility shortages in the U.S. One FEMA MA was issued to USACE Headquarters for a Fusion Cell for disaster response planning.
  • 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

    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.
  • May

    Army Corps’ New York District Celebrates Diversity Day

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District held an event to celebrate the district’s diversity.
  • March

    USACE Commanding General visits New York District, presents Caven Point employee with prestigious award

    Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Chief of Engineers visited New York District and reviewed current projects, thanked District employees, and presented a prestigious award.
  • New York & New Jersey Harbors and Tributaries Study Interim Report on Display at Public Meetings

    In Westchester County, N.Y. several people gathered to learn more about the New York & New Jersey Harbors and Tributaries study, a component of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study.
  • November

    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Mr. Ryan A. Fisher Visits New York District

    Mr. Ryan A. Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) joined District Commander Col. Thomas Asbery and members of the New York District and North Atlantic Division on November 7th and New York District’s Civil Works missions.
  • October

    Army Corps of Engineers, Chief of Engineer's Environmental Advisory Board meeting held in NYC

    Chief of Engineer's Environmental Advisory Board meeting held in NYC
  • August

    Army Corps begins phase 2 of Shore Risk Reduction Project

    The Long Beach community along the south shore of Long Island, N.Y. like so many others, experienced beach erosion as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The Army Corps' New York District is now in the process of increasing resiliency at the Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project along the shore of Long Beach with the commencement of Phase 2 -- an essential phase of the overall shore protection project.
  • May

    Army Corps Vessel Participates in Parade of Ships

    NEW YORK-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Drift Collection Vessel HAYWARD sailed alongside the wedge of U.S. Navy and Canadian surface combatants, Military Sealift ships, and U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the parade of ships that entered New York Harbor May 23rd to participate in Fleet Week 2018, a week-long event celebrating the maritime services. The ships transited the Anchorage Channel and sailed under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge mid-morning as onlookers lined the shores of Staten Island and Brooklyn, N.Y. and welcomed the fleet.
  • March

    Army Corps’ drift collection vessel assists with helicopter recovery

    On March 12, 2018, crews from the Army Corps' drift collection DRIFTMASTER participated in an operation to recover a downed helicopter that crashed into the East River on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The operation was conducted in support of the Army Corps' agency partners: New York City Police Department Harbor Unit, New York City Fire Department Marine Bureau, and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector, N.Y.
  • Army Corps sparks STEM interest at Intrepid Museum event

    It was a foggy and rainy day outside, but inside the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum things were buzzing for “Kids Week” a series of events conducted during the last week of February 2018. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a maritime history museum at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Intrepid was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II. The ship was decommissioned in 1974 and in 1982 became the foundation of the museum.