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Articles about "Michael Bloomberg"

  • Study Finds “Seaport City” Feasible By Kamini Ramdeen | May 27, 2014

    A new study was recently released that analyzes the feasibility of former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s resiliency plan—post Superstorm Sandy. The area that was researched was named “Seaport City” by Bloomberg and sits on the eastern side of Lower Manhattan.

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  • Film Industry Racks Focus From CA To NY By Jonathan Tuason | May 12, 2014

    “You can’t fake New York.

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  • NYC’s Most Innovative According to Fast Company By Stephanie Fujihashi | February 12, 2014

    Fast Company’s annual compilation featuring The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies came out yesterday, and 6 of these companies are here in NYC.

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  • Midtown Gets a Makeover By Clemence Fontaine | June 26, 2013

    As Michael Bloomberg’s mandate is coming to term on November 5th, it is time for him to push through his last projects - one of the most important being the rezoning of Midtown. Indeed, Midtown East is ageing, most of its constructions are around 70 years old, with low floor-to-ceiling heights and numerous interior columns, they are not fit for office purposes. The Department of City Council has been working on the project for two years and their desire to rejuvenate the 73-block area surrounding Grand Central Station is now official. 

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  • Rent or Buy? Well, Mayor Koch Chose the Former By Aby Thomas | February 04, 2013

    Residents of New York City are known to grapple with the decision of whether they want to buy a home in the city, or simply rent one instead. Both routes have their own inherent lists of advantages and disadvantages, which cause most New Yorkers to flip-flop when trying to make up their minds on the issue. However, for Ed Koch, the former New York City mayor who died on Friday, his position on this debate seemed to have been a resolute one: he was a renter during almost all of his adult life in New York City.

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  • NYC Unveils New Environmental Benchmarking Systems By Yuan Feng | August 03, 2012

    We’ve previously mentioned how Bloomberg’s plans for increasing urban sustainability have somewhat stalled in trying to generate high standards for a green NYC. While every facet of the city from public transportation to the food we eat make impacts in one way or another, a huge contributor are the standards found in our housing. The energy usage of NYC residences, especially through heating and cooling, can contribute up to two-thirds of emissions in the city. So what exactly are the specific reasons for NYC apartments being unable to live up to beneficial energy standards, and more importantly, what efforts are being taken to steer the city back on the right path?

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  • Bloomberg and NYC Sustainability Evaluated By Yuan Feng | July 31, 2012

    In Manhattan, sustainability and green technology have become a leading focus in the minds of residents throughout the city. Now more than ever, NYC has become concerned with living practices in terms of new construction residences, energy usage as a whole, and the transportation running through the city.

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