NYCHA Red Hook Houses built largely on low-lying landfill.

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Red Hook Houses, like many other Red Hook buildings, was built on land that was either originally underwater, or was a tidal marsh. The floods of Hurricane Sandy was a harsh reminder of this watery past, ruining the electrical and heating systems, among other damage, of the large housing complex. Resiliency plans for the Red Hook Houses are currently being developed.

The maps shown here indicate the placement of the NYCHA houses in relationship to Red Hook's original coastline.


  • Images are from a resiliency plan for NYCHA Red Hook Developments, provided by Richard Roark, Partner, OLIN

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