Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg has been on a roll supporting green design lately and last week, he announced a new bill that would allow buildings to construct sun-control devices on their roofs with…

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6 Ways PlaNYC Has Successfully Made New York a Greener Place to Live

6 Ways PlaNYC Has Successfully Made New York a Greener Place to Live

image via Philip Lange, Shutterstock Travel Time Reduced by 20% for Thousands of Bus Passengers Among various new public transportation initiatives that have been launched to improve…

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New York City Triples Solar Power Production

New York City Triples Solar Power Production

Thanks to new solar arrays atop ten city buildings, including three police stations, two schools, a fire station, and sanitation department garages, New York City has tripled its solar…

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Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

New York City makes a lot of waste -- 3 million tons to be exact -- and it costs the city $300 million to export it away from our lovely city streets. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a…

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Staten Island Chuck Disagrees With Punxsutawney Phil, Says Spring is On the Way

Staten Island Chuck Disagrees With Punxsutawney Phil, Says Spring is On the Way

Groundhog Day is here and spring is in the air -- at least for New Yorkers. This day of weather reckoning, where we put all our sunny spring hopes on a furry animal and his shadow, has…

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Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

As Mayor Bloomberg's tenure approaches its end, many are discussing what his long-lasting legacy will be. Education and economic development have been pillars of his administration,…

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Mayor Bloomberg Plans to Double New York City's Recycling Rate by 2017

Mayor Bloomberg Plans to Double New York City's Recycling Rate by 2017

In his State of the City address today, Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan to double New York City's recycling efforts over the next five years. With the implementation of residential…

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Mayor Bloomberg Secures $155 Million for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center

Mayor Bloomberg Secures $155 Million for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center

The long overdue World Trade Center Performing Arts Center may be getting back on track. The Frank Gehry-designed complex is slated to have two theaters, rehearsal space, classrooms and…

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New Yorkers are Living Longer than Ever Thanks to Public Health Initiatives

New Yorkers are Living Longer than Ever Thanks to Public Health Initiatives

Thanks to public health initiatives and creative urban alternatives, New York City's life expectancy has increased more than anywhere else in the United States. The death rate is lower…

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National 9/11 Museum Will Not Open in 2012 Due to a Financial Dispute

National 9/11 Museum Will Not Open in 2012 Due to a Financial Dispute

The opening of the long anticipated National September 11 Museum is being pushed back, according to Mayor Bloomberg. Because of an ongoing debate with the Port Authority of New York and…

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Bloomberg Passes a Bill Requiring PCB Leaks in Schools to Be Reported to the Public Immediately

Bloomberg Passes a Bill Requiring PCB Leaks in Schools to Be Reported to the Public Immediately

Thanks to a new law, parents of New York City students can be a little less worried about undetected polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) leaking fluorescent light fixtures. The City Council…

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20 New Green Zoning Laws Will Be Unveiled Next Month

20 New Green Zoning Laws Will Be Unveiled Next Month

It's soon going to be easier for New York City buildings to go green. On December 12, a new set of 20 green zoning rules will be unveiled by the Bloomberg administration. The new set of…

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NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

Good news, New York! We are on track to hit the PlaNYC goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017! Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement yesterday as he kicked off…

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Tropical Storm Irene, Downgraded from Hurricane, Passes Through NYC

Tropical Storm Irene, Downgraded from Hurricane, Passes Through NYC

According to the New York Times, the storm left both of New York's major airports closed on Sunday afternoon, and it caused widespread flooding in low-lying neighborhoods of Brooklyn,…

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'Summer Streets' Returns To NYC, Banning Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan!

'Summer Streets' Returns To NYC, Banning Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan!

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan officially announced the return of the Summer Streets and Weekend Walks programs in June. On August 6, 13, and 20 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., the city…

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NYC Dept. of Transportation Says 'No' to Central Park Car Ban

NYC Dept. of Transportation Says 'No' to Central Park Car Ban

The fight for a ban on cars in Central Park has been a back and forth debate between Manhattan Community Boards and the Department of Transportation, but it's looking like arguments for…

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Community Boards Vote Unanimously in Favor of Central Park Car Ban

Community Boards Vote Unanimously in Favor of Central Park Car Ban

Despite Mayor Bloomberg's resistance to banning cars from Central Park, the Community Boards surrounding the park are all in favor of implementing a trial ban this summer. Just…

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NYC Solar Map: Two-Thirds of City Rooftops are Suitable for Solar Panels

NYC Solar Map: Two-Thirds of City Rooftops are Suitable for Solar Panels

Gotham City? How about Solar City? Thanks to a brand new, highly detailed scientific map, New York City could see a massive increase in rooftop solar panels. In fact, NYC could more…

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New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New York City's public transportation system is one of the best in the country, if not the world, but the MTA is constantly looking for ways to make it even better and more efficient by…

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New Skeleton Traffic Signs Aim to Frighten New Yorkers into Slowing Down

New Skeleton Traffic Signs Aim to Frighten New Yorkers into Slowing Down

Would you slow down for a skeleton? The NYC Department of Transportation believes you will. In an effort to slow down city traffic, the DOT is installing new traffic signs that flash…

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BREAKING NEWS: Nissan NV200 Minivan is New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow

BREAKING NEWS: Nissan NV200 Minivan is New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow

It's official. New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow is a minivan. In what has become a rather controversial competition, the Taxi and Limousine Commission has just announced that it chose…

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New York City TLC Rejects Turkish Taxi of Tomorrow, Despite Popularity & Promise of Local Jobs

New York City TLC Rejects Turkish Taxi of Tomorrow, Despite Popularity & Promise of Local Jobs

Just yesterday, we reported that one of the finalists for New York's Taxi of Tomorrow, the V1 model by Turkish automaker Karsan, would be built in Brooklyn, creating up to 800 local…

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City Begins Clean-up of North Brooklyn Brownfield Site

City Begins Clean-up of North Brooklyn Brownfield Site

Earlier this week, city officials broke ground on a brownfield site in Williamsburg, initiating a clean-up and redevelopment of Triangle Court, a vacant lot just east of the BQE.

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New Yorkers Protest Fracking, Demand Environmental Safety

New Yorkers Protest Fracking, Demand Environmental Safety

Environmental groups from all across New York State came together in Albany earlier this week for a ‘Fracking Day of Action.'

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 New Report Shows that Times Square Pedestrian Plazas in NYC Improved Our Air Quality

New Report Shows that Times Square Pedestrian Plazas in NYC Improved Our Air Quality

Pedestrian plazas, specifically those in Times Square, are majorly improving New York City's air quality.

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