Pier 35 Gets ‘High Water Mark’ Plaque on 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Posted on: October 30th, 2017 at 5:08 am by

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the city last Friday unveiled a “High Water Mark” sign at the foot of Pier 35.

It was here – on October 29, 2012 – that the East River surged five feet onto the promenade and subsequently flooded the entire area of what was then Pathmark. We captured the flooding all as it happened (video below).

The New York City Emergency Management Department teamed up with the Economic Development Corporation and local community group Friends of Pier 35 to install the signage. An effort spearheaded by the latter organization, the colorful placard is meant to promote public awareness about the dangers of coastal storms, and a reminder that the Lower East Side will continue to fight for resiliency efforts along the waterfront.

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