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New York Sets a Goal for 5,000 New Curbside Rain Gardens

Seventy percent of the surface of New York City is impervious. A program with a goal to build a total of 9,000 curbside rain gardens will put a dent in the hardscape.
September 6, 2019, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Mayor de Blasio has announced a major expansion of New York City’s Green Infrastructure Program," according to an article published by Real Estate Weekly.

The program sets a goal of building 5,000 curbside rain gardens, in addition to 4,000 already built in the city.

"This construction will bring a total of more than 9,000 curbside rain gardens to New York City, helping to prevent flooding and reduce Combined Sewer Overflows into local waterways by more than 500 million gallons each year, thereby further improving the health of New York Harbor and its tributaries," according to the article.

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Published on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in Real Estate Weeky
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