Construction underway for $2.5 million project to improve Edgewater Park Firehouse

A multimillion dollar improvement project for the Edgewater Park Throgs Neck neighborhood could add some much needed additions to the community.
The Office of Resilient Homes and Communities funded the $2.5 million investment, which will go toward construction on the Edgewater Volunteer Firehouse.
It has been used as a community center and election space. After the project, the space will also serve as a shelter for neighbors during extreme weather events.
The funding will also help usher in essential upgrades needed in the building, including a backup generator, upgrades to heating and air conditioning units, ADA compliant bathrooms in the community center and improvements to the roof.
The RHC was created by Gov. Kathy Hohcul in 2022 to replace the temporary Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, which was established in 2013 after Superstorm Sandy. It also helped aid statewide recovery efforts after Hurricane Irene.
The RHC’s goal is to help create resiliency efforts across the state. The transformation of the volunteer firehouse is now on its agenda as it pushes the project that was several years in the making toward the finish line.