NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced the launch of the “NYC Build it Back” program to assist homeowners, landlords and tenants whose homes were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Affected…

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Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Its Stores

Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Its Stores

Smokers can say goodbye to lighting up in front of their favorite Starbucks because the coffee chain has officially banned smoking within 25 feet of their shops. The new policy took…

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NYC's "Stop Idling" Campaign Cracks Down on Drivers at Schools with Highest Asthma Rates

NYC is stepping up its commitment to reducing kids’ exposure to pollutants by implementing a “Stop Idling” campaign at some of the city's most trafficked schools. Commissioner…

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Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

With only seven months before he makes his final departure from his post as mayor, there is speculation that Mayor Bloomberg wants to end his term by building barriers along they NYC…

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Expanded Free Ferry Service to Red Hook Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend!

Expanded Free Ferry Service to Red Hook Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this summer in NYC? How about a free ferry ride that also supports a neighborhood that was knocked off its feet after Hurricane Sandy? Mayor Bloomberg…

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Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

This week, the Rockwell Group announced exciting plans to build a treehouse-inspired Imagination Playground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. The firm is working with NYC…

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Abandoned Rockaway Courthouse to Be Resurrected into State-of-the-Art Hospital

Abandoned Rockaway Courthouse to Be Resurrected into State-of-the-Art Hospital

Rockaway Courthouse has sat empty for decades, but plans are now in the works to give it new life as a much-needed hospital in a community that faced the 2012 closure of a major health…

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100+ NYC Restaurants Including Momofuku and Le Bernardin to Participate in First Ever Food Waste Challenge

100+ NYC Restaurants Including Momofuku and Le Bernardin to Participate in First Ever Food Waste Challenge

Photo from Shutterstock Mayor Bloomberg announced this morning that more than 100 NYC restaurants have signed up for the first-ever NYC Food Waste Challenge, an initiative that aims…

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Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

Photo from Shutterstock New Yorkers who've found themselves majorly annoyed that the city would not accept salad containers, plastic fast food boxes and other rigid plastics for…

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NYC's First Ever All-Electric Taxis Hit the Streets Today

NYC's First Ever All-Electric Taxis Hit the Streets Today

Just in time for Earth Day today, the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission rolled out six Nissan LEAF taxi cabs for a year-long pilot program that will evaluate what it would take to…

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Mayor Bloomberg Seen Sipping a Big Gulp

Mayor Bloomberg Seen Sipping a Big Gulp

Soda-loving New Yorkers are having a field day today after photos of Mayor Bloomberg sipping a Big Gulp spread across social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram…

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New York City Population is Highest It's Been in Over 60 Years

New York City Population is Highest It's Been in Over 60 Years

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City’s population is the highest it's been in over 60 years, with more people moving in than moving out for the first time in…

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Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC's Largest Public Space Recycling Initiative in Times Square

Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC's Largest Public Space Recycling Initiative in Times Square

Recycling in New York City just got a little easier today with the launch of the city's largest public space recycling initiative. Mayor Bloomberg joined the Times Square Alliance,…

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New York City Students Rally to Ban Plastic Bags

New York City Students Rally to Ban Plastic Bags

A group of children from the Hewitt School’s Earth Committee are making waves in the city, calling for a plastic bag ban and working with leaders to make New York City a greener place…

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Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made some bold statements against the coal industry during this week's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy Energy Innovation Summit, according to a…

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Mayor Bloomberg Unveils World’s First Green Food Truck Powered by Compressed Natural Gas

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils World’s First Green Food Truck Powered by Compressed Natural Gas

Yesterday, mayor Michael Bloomberg and Oklahoma clean energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens unveiled New York City's first green mobile food truck powered by compressed natural…

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We Are Made in NY: New Campaign Aims to Help Tech Startups Flourish in NYC

We Are Made in NY: New Campaign Aims to Help Tech Startups Flourish in NYC

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the new “We Are Made in NY” campaign to help local tech startups thrive in the city. The plan will bring resources to the fingertips of…

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Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Discovering Columbus opened on September 20th, and ran two weeks past its original eight week run due to wild popularity. Selling furniture rather than works of art may be out of the…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Hurricane Sandy Recovery Initiatives for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Hurricane Sandy Recovery Initiatives for NYC

This morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined NYC’s new Hurricane Sandy Recovery plan, which shows how the allotted $1.77 billion in federal grants will be used. The funds will aid…

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Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

The competition was part of a larger initiative to create more available units for one- and two-person households — some as small as 250 square feet, the largest at 370 square…

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NYC Public Transit is an Alternative to School Buses in Case of Bus Driver Strike

NYC Public Transit is an Alternative to School Buses in Case of Bus Driver Strike

Image courtesy of Shutterstock  Though the threat of school bus drivers striking still looms over New York, there is one silver lining that's come out of the situation. Mayor…

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New York's Next Top Makers Competition Could Get Your Idea or Product Funded and Prototyped

New York's Next Top Makers Competition Could Get Your Idea or Product Funded and Prototyped

We wrote about the New York City Economic Development Corporation's "New York’s Next Top Makers" competition back in October, and we're excited to say that the contest is now open to…

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Mayor Bloomberg Opens Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5

Photo: Jim Henderson Mayor Bloomberg and several other city officials kicked off the opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 this morning. The $26 million, five-acre former…

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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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First LEED Gold Tower at Hudson Yards Breaks Ground in Manhattan

First LEED Gold Tower at Hudson Yards Breaks Ground in Manhattan

Hudson Yards is currently a predominantly blank space on the west side on Manhattan above 33rd Street, but is set to become a bright spot in the city with lots of new amenities. The…

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