Resiliency at NYCHA Red Hook Houses

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Aerial view of NYCHA Red Hook Houses
Credit: KPF

Fri, October 21st, 2022

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

Sun, October 23rd, 2022

“Resiliency + Heart: Elevating Community Through Engagement and Design” is a short film that tells the story of the ongoing recovery work at NYCHA Red Hook Houses. The film documents the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, and explains, through interviews with key members of the design team as well as development residents, the significance of the Kohn Pedersen Fox-led resiliency work taking place there. Currently under construction, the project is in collaboration with City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Arup, OLIN, and the residents themselves to prevent future damage and improve the daily lives and safety of citizens.

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.