Tour New York’s Post-Disaster Digs


photo credit: Andrew Rugge/Archphoto

While the local news may have all made us feel like the world was about to end with the anti-climatic “Blizzard of 2015”, what would happen if something really did go very wrong?

Well, now is your chance to find out at the City’s post-disaster housing model in Brooklyn.  

As a follow-up to the What If New York City… Design Competition for Post-Disaster Provisional Housing, the Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Program outlines a new plan for interim housing that will provide more suitable living spaces for New Yorkers displaced by disaster than conventional interim housing solutions used in other parts of the country.

NYC Emergency Management and the NYC Department of Design and Construction, with support from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, has built and is testing a prototype based on a shipping container-style modular system in Brooklyn, at the corner of Red Cross Place and Cadman Plaza East, adjacent to the OEM headquarters.

Request a group tour here, weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM.