Left: Downspouts from the elevated FDR Drive along the esplanade between The Brooklyn Bridge and Rutgers Slip discharge directly into the East River or onto large expanses of pavement. Right: Because of an uneven surface and poor drainage, ponding of rainwater occurs in various places throughout the site. This image shows ponding around Pike Slip.

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