From the Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg wants to build a new New Amsterdam in the East River to protect Lower Manhattan from future superstorms — so naturally, he’s going Dutch.
City Hall has just selected Arcadis, an Amsterdam-based engineering firm, to study whether Hizzoner’s so-called “Seaport City” is even doable.
In May, the mayor unveiled a plan to build a neighborhood on acres of levees stretching south from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Battery.
Now, Arcadis and other experts must determine if this unorthodox “Battery Park City East” is technically, financially and environmentally feasible.
Building the landfill alone, to say nothing of the residential towers of the gleaming Seaport City, is expected to cost billions — by far the largest of the mayor’s post-Sandy projects to reform the waterfront.
But a big vision is required for a big undertaking, the mayor’s “Sandy czar” said.
Dude, you're leaving in less than 3 months. Stick to tree planting and stop wasting money.