NEW YORK CITY—While some New Yorkers’ homes or offices were forever changed by Hurricane Sandy, for the vast majority of residents, the storm merely represents a one-time, tragic event and a bad memory.

Not so for Dan Zarrilli. As director of the NYC Office of Recovery and Resiliency, he’s working hard to find and execute ways to protect the city both from future storms and other potential catastrophic events related to climate change. Speaking to the NAIOP NYC chapter Wednesday in Midtown, the busy executive outlined the extensive work being done by his office and partner organizations to make the city prepared for the next climate-induced disruption. The city received $60 billion in federal aid for such efforts.

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