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East River Park To Close For Flood Protection Project

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Another protest is scheduled Monday over plans to rebuild East River Park as a flood barrier.

The city announced the park will close today, and construction will resume on the billion-dollar flood protection project.

Some residents say the park will be ruined by the plan, which calls for tearing the park down and raising the entire area on eight feet of fill.

Protests and lawsuits have stalled the work for months.

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