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New York City Asks Public Input on Rainwater Control

New York City Asks Public Input on Rainwater Control

NEW YORK, New York, October 6, 2008 (ENS) – The autumn rains will soon flow down the streets of New York City, and as they do, city officials are asking for public input on how to capture more of the stormwater before it overflows the city’s sewer system, causes flooding and pollutes waterways. A plan…

Many New York 9/11 Workers, Residents Still Sick

Many New York 9/11 Workers, Residents Still Sick

NEW YORK, New York, September 4, 2008 (ENS) – Nearly seven years after the terrorist attacks that demolished the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, many people exposed to the dust, smoke and chemical fumes released into the environment by the airplane strikes on the twin towers continue to experience illnesses. Rescue and recovery…

Big Apple Goes Car-Free

Big Apple Goes Car-Free

New York, NY, August 8, 2008 (ENS) – New York City will clear a stretch of clogged Manhattan streets for the next three Saturdays so that bicyclists, runners, walkers and dancers can enjoy a car-free and noise-free experience. Hip-hop star Jay-Z joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan yesterday to publicize the pilot…

New York Streets Open to Car-Free, Green Tourism in August

New York Streets Open to Car-Free, Green Tourism in August

NEW YORK, New York, June 17, 2008 (ENS) – On three Saturdays in August, cars will be barred from a route through Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street to give New Yorkers a car-free corridor for exercise and exploration. The experimental New York City program was announced Monday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and…

Rockefeller and Bloomberg Plant $10 Million in MillionTreesNYC

Rockefeller and Bloomberg Plant $10 Million in MillionTreesNYC

NEW YORK, New York, April 23, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg and David Rockefeller Tuesday announced a joint Earth Day pledge of $10 million to the MillionTreesNYC initiative to plant trees in public spaces, including New York Housing Authority developments and at city schools. This donation of private funds made to the Mayor’s Fund…

New York City First With Electronics Recycling Law

New York City First With Electronics Recycling Law

NEW YORK, New York, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – New York City Council passed legislation Wednesday that makes New York the first major municipality in the nation to tackle the rising tide of discarded electronics in the waste stream. Manufacturers of computers, TVs and MP3 players will have to take responsibility for the collection of…

Refreshingly Unusual Republican Mayor

Refreshingly Unusual Republican Mayor

From May 14th – May 17th, city leadership from all over the world gathered at the “C40 Large Cities Climate Summit” to ascertain possible steps to limit the pollution generated by cities. Mayor Bloomberg and Bill Clinton were two of the most notable keynote speakers. Interestingly enough, Bloomberg does not have a firm record on…