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Articles about "Bloomberg administration"

  • Questioning New York’s Future in a Post-Sandy World By Bryan Gamble | November 13, 2013

    It has been one year since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Tri-State area and the struggle to rebuild and achieve a stable life still continues for many who lost their homes and businesses. With this somber anniversary, there is a new emphasis on protecting ourselves from future storms, which are likely to be even worse than Sandy.

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  • The Trouble with Midtown East’s Rezoning By Bryan Gamble | October 28, 2013

    With the end of Mayor Bloomberg’s final term in sight, Mr. Bloomberg and his administration are pushing harder than ever to pass the rezoning of Midtown East. Despite a series of setbacks and revisions to the plan, the rezoning project was recently approved by the City Planning Commission and does have chance to pass. The deadline for final approval from the City Council, however, is quickly approaching and Bloomberg is having trouble passing this rezoning despite his previous 125 successful rezoning proposals.

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  • The Never Ending Battle With the Taxi of Tomorrow By Olivia Smedley | September 26, 2013

    The Taxi of Tomorrow has been a long debated topic, and it doesn’t seem like the debates are going to end anytime soon. The Bloomberg administration came under fire for its original requirement that all cabs be replaced with the new taxi. Now, after some regulations have been lifted and more options made available, drivers are still unhappy with the city.

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  • The Greening of New York City By Clemence Fontaine | August 26, 2013

    The wake up call started in 2007 when Mayor Bloomberg set a goal to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2030. It launched PlaNYC, a project that brings together over 25 city agencies to work toward a greener and greater New York. 

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  • Seth Pinsky: Growing a City During a Drought By Joel Bennett | June 24, 2013

    With November looming on the horizon, much is being said about Michael Bloomberg’s rollercoaster Mayoral stint. After inheriting a city in post-9/11 shock, he helped guide New York through its most trying times in recent history. Seth Pinsky, selected by Mayor Bloomberg as President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, was an integral part of what can safely be considered a restructuring machine – a man who can make the best of an unfortunate turn.

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  • An Overview of NYC Green Initiatives By Thomas Faddegon | February 20, 2013

    Last week, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the latest of his environmental initiatives. A new wave of efforts has begun, signaling an infrastructural overhaul.

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  • Could Midtown East Rezoning Hurt Hudson Yards’ Prospects? By Aby Thomas | February 06, 2013

    New York City’s history bears testament to the city’s resolute commitment to continually develop itself, which is why New York continues to be known as one of the world’s finest metropolises. One of the city’s latest efforts to encourage business and development in New York is the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, which recently got underway on the Far West Side of Manhattan. Close on this project’s heels comes the proposed rezoning of Midtown East, which aims to bring newer buildings to this already popular neighborhood. While these developments are occurring fairly independent of each other, there is some concern that one might hurt the chances of the other.

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  • Bloomberg Report Claims Roadway Initiatives Boost Business, Controversy Continues By Joseph Lee | October 26, 2012

    After battling with New York residents and businesses over the safety and convenience benefits of its transit initiatives, the Bloomberg administration has discovered a new selling point to these roadway developments: economic growth. These developments include controversial bike lanes, express bus lanes, and sidewalk seating and plazas. A report released on Wednesday publishes the city’s findings that, in areas that have seen significant roadway changes, businesses have seen rapid boosts in sales and traffic.

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  • UES Trash Station Is a Done Deal By Stephanie Spencer | July 23, 2012

    Oppositional apartment owners of the Upper East Side’s future 91st street Garbage Transfer Station received disheartening news when it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit to begin construction, one of the final steps required to begin assembling the station. The Solid Waste Management Plan, which was designed by the Bloomberg administration as a way to make each borough take individual responsibility for their waste, has been heavily protested by Upper East Side residents since it was announced in 2006. They say that the facility will have devastating environmental effects on the neighborhood. Residents and officials argue that not only will the streets be riddled with garbage trucks transporting trash daily, but also that the East River dump site will be located near multiple housing projects, hospitals, and schools, therefore posing a threat to local health.

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  • Meet the Next Generation of NYC Cabs By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 03, 2012

    The new look of Manhattan is getting a cab to match. Timed to coincide with the New York Auto Show, the New York City cab of the future will be unveiled today when the city debuts the Nissan NV 200. These aren’t just any old cars that are being subbed in to replace the current fleet though. Nissan designed the NV 200 from the ground up for the sole purpose of being a NYC cab. Generally speaking, an international car company like this doesn’t specifically design a car for one metropolitan market, but after winning a 10-year contract in the City’s Taxi of Tomorrow Contest to be NYC’s sole manufacturer of their 13,000 cabs – a contract estimated to be worth $1 billion – Nissan’s designers tailored the NY 200 to meet the needs of New York City apartment owners and renters.

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