Carey Gardens

The Gerald J. Carey Gardens development includes three high-rise residential buildings on three adjacent city blocks in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The fifteen-story buildings have a total of 682 apartments. One of the residential towers shares a lot with a Community Center, which houses assembly spaces, classrooms, and a childcare center.

Though the building’s systems had survived previous storms, the Superstorm Sandy tidal surge caused unprecedented damage. The first-floor space of all three towers and the community center were inundated by several feet of water. Furthermore, the mechanical and electrical systems were significantly damaged as boilers and critical systems were permanently destroyed. The development is still served by temporary boilers and equipment several years after the event.

Nelligan White was hired to conduct a comprehensive renovation of the buildings including the addition of a new elevated boiler plant and utility system. A newly constructed and elevated community center will double as a command center during adverse events. Additionally, our team has been tasked with implementing further improvements to stormwater management, landscaping, security, and site lighting.

Architectural Staff
Shane Bowen
Tanner Eitman
Karina Abu Eshe
Bill Hovland
Melissa Joerg
Madeline Venice-Knuffke
Jake LaChapelle
Bruce G. Nelligan
Ji Hyeon Park
Aditei Puplampu
Rachel Simpson
Project Team

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

Structural Engineer
Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

Civil Engineer
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer
Shenoy Engineering, PC

Landscape Design
Thread Collective, Starr Whitehouse, Landscape Architects and Planners, PLLC

Lighting Design
William Armstrong Lighting Design

Acoustic Design
Longman Lindsey

Architectural Rendering