City agencies unite to lend a hand to East New York residents

A number of city agencies came together on Wednesday as residents from East New York spoke up about ongoing issues, including severe flooding they were impacted by last Friday.
Members of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and other city agencies took part in an open forum, where much of the conversation surrounded a stretch of blocks in East New York known as the Jewel Streets that were hit hard by flooding.  
Many of those in attendance say they were impacted by the flooding directly, recalling instances of up to a foot of water in their homes.  
The Adams administration says they will expand drainage capacity and have launched the Jewel Streets Neighborhoods Plan to upgrade resiliency infrastructure and create more affordable housing.