Bill de Blasio vs. Joe Lhota: Which Candidate Would Make a Greener Mayor?

Bill de Blasio vs. Joe Lhota: Which Candidate Would Make a Greener Mayor?

NYC Election Day 2013 is today! The polls are now open, but if you haven't voted yet, you might want to consider one last deciding factor before you cast your ballot - which candidate…

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NYC City Council Approves Raising of Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

NYC City Council Approves Raising of Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

New York's City Council recently voted to approve a law that will raise the legal tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21, a controversial move that continues a long and storied battle…

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President Obama Closing Brooklyn's Prospect Park Tomorrow for Chopper Landing

President Obama Closing Brooklyn's Prospect Park Tomorrow for Chopper Landing

President Barack Obama is coming to Brooklyn, and he's shutting down the borough's largest park to use as a landing area for his arrival. Prospect Park will be closed this Friday from…

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Which NYC Mayoral Candidate Would Make the Greenest New York City Mayor?

Which NYC Mayoral Candidate Would Make the Greenest New York City Mayor?

Say what you want about iconoclast NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg - but no one can accuse him of being soft when it comes to the environment. The three-term billionaire technocrat scored…

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Mayor Bloomberg Rolls Out Extreme Weather Resiliency Plan for New York Before Leaving Office

Mayor Bloomberg Rolls Out Extreme Weather Resiliency Plan for New York Before Leaving Office

Though his time at the helm of New York City is running out, Mayor Bloomberg announced on June 11 a long-term plan for greater resiliency against extreme weather events. The plan…

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E-Hail Taxi Apps Ruled OK (For Now) by NYC Court

E-Hail Taxi Apps Ruled OK (For Now) by NYC Court

New Yorkers can shout a big “hail yes!" in response to a recent court ruling, which overturns a temporary restraining order blocking users from hailing yellow cabs via their…

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The Next NY Mayor Now Has a Roadmap to Greener Buildings

The Next NY Mayor Now Has a Roadmap to Greener Buildings

The next mayor of New York has just been presented with a road map to green the city’s buildings. The built environment account for 75% of carbon emissions, 85% of water use and 95%…

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NYC Spectra Pipeline Expansion Sparks Resident Concerns About Explosions and Radon

NYC Spectra Pipeline Expansion Sparks Resident Concerns About Explosions and Radon

Most New Yorkers have heard of the Spectra natural gas pipeline and the dangers it poses - but until recently, it's felt like a vague, far-off worry that may or may not happen.…

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Mayor Bloomberg Celebrates 10th Anniversary of NYC’s Successful Smoke-Free Air Act

Mayor Bloomberg Celebrates 10th Anniversary of NYC’s Successful Smoke-Free Air Act

Yesterday, the city celebrated the 10th anniversary of the smoke-free air act -- a landmark legislation passed by New York City that is reported to have saved an estimated 10,000…

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Mayor Bloomberg’s New Legislation Tells Convenience Stores to Hide Their Cigarettes

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Legislation Tells Convenience Stores to Hide Their Cigarettes

Unshaken by his failed attempt to banish large sugary drinks in the city, Mayor Bloomberg is now after a different public health-related issue with a proposed bill that would require…

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New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink More Soda

New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink More Soda

Adding some clout to NYC's highly controversial soda ban, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, along with Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Health Commissioner…

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NYC’s New Soda Ban Gives Morning Coffee Drinkers the Jitters Too

NYC’s New Soda Ban Gives Morning Coffee Drinkers the Jitters Too

When NYC's city-wide soda ban goes into effect next Tuesday, coffee-drinking New Yorkers might find themselves feeling burned as well. Macchiatos, lattes, frappes and other sweet…

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Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis wants to be New York’s next mayor — for just 99 cents! The grocer-turned-magnate announced his bid to succeed Mayor Bloomberg…

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House Passes $50.7 Billion Sandy Relief Package

House Passes $50.7 Billion Sandy Relief Package

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the second stage of the Hurricane Sandy relief package. The final tally came in at 241 to 180 in favor of providing $50.7 billion towards…

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Hurricane Sandy Victims Must Wait Another Month For Emergency Funds Thanks To House GOP

Hurricane Sandy Victims Must Wait Another Month For Emergency Funds Thanks To House GOP

While many Americans are relieved that the country won't go tumbling off the much ballyhooed fiscal cliff (yet, anyway) there are thousands for whom relief is nowhere in sight. This…

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PHOTOS: Occupy Sandy Film Premier Projected Over East Village Mobil Gas Station

PHOTOS: Occupy Sandy Film Premier Projected Over East Village Mobil Gas Station

The 20-minute film featured interviews with residents, volunteers and activists at Occupy Sandy headquarters and in some of New York's worst affected disaster sites - the Rockaways in…

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Did New York Largely Ignore 30-Year-Old Warnings About Hurricane Sandy?

Did New York Largely Ignore 30-Year-Old Warnings About Hurricane Sandy?

They say hindsight is 20/20, but what if we had been warned about Hurricane Sandy as far back as thirty years ago? A report by AP now shows that New York actually began working on new…

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NYC Announces It Is More Than Doubling Its Tree Care Budget

NYC Announces It Is More Than Doubling Its Tree Care Budget

Lev Radin / Shutterstock.com New York is home to 600,000 million street trees, which help keep the city’s air clean and add character to the diverse neighborhoods across the five…

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NYC Offers $350,000 in Free Food to Residents Who Use Food Stamps at Farmers Markets

NYC Offers $350,000 in Free Food to Residents Who Use Food Stamps at Farmers Markets

New York City offers a wealth of farmers markets throughout the boroughs, but for many New Yorkers, they are still too inaccessible or unaffordable. Luckily, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and…

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“No Impact Man” Colin Beavan is Running for Congress on Green Party Ticket

“No Impact Man” Colin Beavan is Running for Congress on Green Party Ticket

You might recognize Colin Beavan as the star of the documentary “No Impact Man”, or you may have read his book by the same name, but you might soon be seeing him in a completely…

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Recyclebank’s Ron Gonen Joins Department of Sanitation With Plans to Double NYC's Recycling Rate

Recyclebank’s Ron Gonen Joins Department of Sanitation With Plans to Double NYC's Recycling Rate

Since the word got out that New York’s recycling rate has plummeted to embarrassing numbers, the Department of Sanitation has brought in a new leader with the hope of doubling the…

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New York State May Ban the Sale of Shark Fins

New York State May Ban the Sale of Shark Fins

Dried out shark fins stock countless shelves all over Chinatown, but New York legislators have just announced a bill that may ban their sale. About 73 million sharks are killed and…

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New York City Has Passed 29 Green Building Laws In the Last Two Years

New York City Has Passed 29 Green Building Laws In the Last Two Years

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced last week 25 percent of the proposed green building laws have been drafted into law over the last two years.…

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Governor Cuomo Passes Law To Benefit Socially Responsible Businesses in New York State

Governor Cuomo Passes Law To Benefit Socially Responsible Businesses in New York State

image courtesy Office of the Governor Governor Andrew Cuomo has just signed a law that creates a new category of company that seeks to benefit businesses across New York State that…

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NYC Receives World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Award for Excellence at COP17

NYC Receives World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Award for Excellence at COP17

New York City has been named a recipient of the World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Buildings. The honor was announced…

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