City begins $84 million water infrastructure project in Brookville

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection broke ground Wednesday on a large-scale, $84 million water infrastructure project to improve streets and diminish the risk of flooding in Brookville.

The project is one part of a $1.9 billion initiative to upgrade the sewage system in Southeast Queens, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and remains vulnerable to flooding. The overall initiative includes 45 individual projects.