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ULI Case Studies: Arverne by the Sea–New York

When Hurricane Sandy ripped through the New York area in October 2012, Arverne by the Sea on the Rockaway Peninsula of Queens was about half completed. Located directly adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, the Rockaway Peninsula was hit hard, and the developers of Arverne wondered whether their well-laid plans for the project had been enough to withstand the onslaught.

But they also approached the site with some confidence, knowing that they had prepared the development for such an event. In fact, they discovered that Arverne had survived the hurricane largely unscathed, with minimal water and wind damage and no fire damage.

Read the ULI Case Study about this resilient community, then see it for yourself at the ULI Fall Meeting on Oct. 20.

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