On Tuesday, the Bloomberg administration released its long-awaited resiliency plan to shape up a city that will see a quarter of its land become floodplain in the next 40 years. The city had a comparatively early start on climate planning--in 2007, it came out with PlaNYC, a set of recommendations ... More >>
Thankfully, companies are much nicer with Bloomberg when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions than they are with banning soda. In 2007, the Mayor announced the "Carbon Challenge;" an initiative from PlaNYC - the city's sustainability program - that dares any organization in New York to lowe ... More >>
In a speech this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised New York's official response to Hurricane Sandy, called for more action to control climate change, and laid out the next steps in the city's rebuilding process. "Even as our recovery operations remain our top priority, we now have enough per ... More >>
Bloomberg's push for development in the wrong places
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer did not miss an opportunity to criticize the mayor's office this afternoon -- but not before the mayor preemptively brushed aside negative comments from Stringer, who hopes to replace Mike Bloomberg as mayor in 2013. The back and forth between the two elec ... More >>
The testing phrase is over, and the NYPD has deployed 40 Nissan Altima Hybrid vehicles as police cars. Mayor Bloomberg is pleased: "These new patrol cars will help fulfill the PlaNYC goal of reducing City government's carbon footprint," he says. Commissioner Ray Kelly cautiously says the Department ... More >>
Joel, Mike and CarolineIt would be an oversimplification to say that Mike Bloomberg is the main man behind the Caroline Kennedy tsunami that's hit in the last two days. There are others behind the wave of support, as well. Some, for example, say that Rahm Emanuel has such a need to fill senate seats ... More >>
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE FAILURE OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO VOTE CONGESTION PRICING: “Today is a sad day for New Yorkers and a sad day for New York City. Not only won’t we see the realization of a plan that would have cut traffic, spurred our economy, reduced pollution ... More >>
Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff will step down from his dollar-a-year post as the city's economic development chief some time around the new year, but will become the new president of the mayor's media company, Bloomberg LP, Mayor Bloomberg announced Thursday. It was also suggested that Doctoroff may he ... More >>
Locked in a stalemate with a developer over the future of Coney Island, city officials unveiled a new vision for the area that seemingly solves the problem: Make the disputed land into parkland. The parcel of Coney that includes the much-beloved Astroland would keep its current amusement zoning bu ... More >>
Photo by Duluoz Cats via Flickr by Maria Luisa Tucker This summer, environmentalists estimated that dozens of lush marsh islands in Jamaica Bay could turn into dead mudflats and erode into the water within five years if the government did not intervene. Now, the city has taken its first major step ... More >>
Pratt students invent the next New Yorkfor real.
The details are still coming in but it looks like Governor Spitzer and members of the state Assembly and Senate have come to an agreement on Mayor Bloomberg's Congestion Pricing plan. “This agreement to move forward with congestion pricing marks a critical milestone in our efforts to make PlaNYC ... More >>
Assemblyman Richard Brodsky is taking to the steps of City Hall today to denounce Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan, raising concerns about is implementation, economics, and effect on privacy. As for its implementation, Brodsky says though the mayor is touting the plan as a pilot program, th ... More >>
Bloomberg's man Dan Doctoroff has an answer for rising seas: more coastal condos!
It's spring, and the mayor is going green. Sort of.
He sees trees of green, red roses, too. . . When the 1939 World's Fair departed Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, it left something behind: a time capsule buried 50-feet below ground, designated to be opened in the year 6939. Inside are microfilm rolls and newsreel footage, as well as 124 objects in ... More >>