The Halcyon Park neighborhood, just south of Iona College, will soon receive long-awaited relief from serious, recurrent flooding. This week, the City Council accepted a bid for an extensive stormwater improvement project, including a new culvert, drainage chambers, and catch basins.
The whole fix will cost about $3 million, but almost 90% of the expense will be covered by federal and state grants, so this is a real bargain for local taxpayers. And it will make a big difference to homeowners who have been hit hard after nearly every significant rainstorm.
There are a couple of other neighborhoods in the city that also need flood relief, and we will continue pursuing grants for those locations, as well.