NYC Emergency Operations Center

Metrotech, Brooklyn

Emergency Operations Center interior
Credit: Courtesy NYC Emergency Management

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Want to understand how the City coordinates emergency response? This tour will give access to NYCEM’s headquarters, which is home to the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC is where senior officials from the City, state, and federal agencies, as well as other entities, coordinate response efforts, centralize decision-making, gather and disseminate information, and allocate and deploy resources. With over 130 workstations, the EOC is activated during different level events, including Sandy and COVID-19.

All visitors must show a federal or state-issued ID and pass through a metal detector as part of the security screening at the building entrance. Please do not bring any weapons. Photography is permitted.

This experience is offered during OHNY Weekend as a part of Sandy + 10, a series exploring projects fostering recovery and resilience in the 10-year wake of Hurricane Sandy. Nearly $18 billion in federal funds have been invested in New York City's resilience, and this series aims to engage the public in what has been accomplished and where future investment is needed. Sandy + 10 is presented in partnership with Columbia University’s Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes.

165 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201