Harlem Meer

Central Park

harlem, creek


Past - The Harlem Creek was a lowland salt marsh in Northeast Manhattan that originally connected to the East River. A natural resource, the creek sustained wildlife, early settlers, and native peoples. The creek added to the already thriving natural life, making for a healthier environment, and a better potential city.

Present - The location where the Harlem Creek used to reside is now composed of residential housing, mostly buildings over 5 stories high. Some of the creek has been preserved, though in the sense that there is a large underground sewer flowing where the Harlem Creek was. Because the location is a low elevation, the housing built is susceptible to flooding from natural disasters like hurricanes. This, combined with the fact that tides are rising annually means a more disasterous situation for the city.

Future - Volunteers and community leaders are creating ideas to better raise awareness of the NYC sewer system, which includes the Harlem Creek. This awareness would benefit the city in future changes.






Add1 Add a Marker
Create Create Your Own Map
Share Share This Map
Save Save This Map
Add2 Add to Your Site

Map Key ( 0 )

Marker Key ( 0 )

List of All Markers