Posts Tagged Bloomberg

Got a Minute? Give a Minute!

January 26, 2011
Got a Minute? Give a Minute!

And post your idea on how to make NYC’s neighborhoods greener…in May. Give a Minute is a web based civil engagement application that allows people to submit ideas about a certain topic.  It acts as a huge digital white board where all ideas are posted on virtual post-its.  Viewers can see these ideas, share them […]

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A 42nd St. for Pedestrians and Light Rail?

October 14, 2009
A 42nd St. for Pedestrians and Light Rail?

Yesterday the NY Times ran an extensive piece on a proposed plan to close 42nd Street to cars entirely.  Replacing the vehicular gridlock would be a pedestrian mall with a light rail connecting the East River and the Hudson.  The plan, put forward by an organization called Vision 42, is said to have received support […]

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Times Square Transformations

May 27, 2009
Times Square Transformations

Time to Walk Around I haven’t had a chance to meander over to Times Square in the last few days, but I am looking forward to it. This is a change of heart for me, as well as for many other New Yorkers who generally try and avoid the place like the plague. But over […]

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Green Buildings from the Stimulus

April 23, 2009
Green Buildings from the Stimulus

NYC On Its Way to Upgrading Relics of the Past For all the talk, research and white noise about sustainable cities, some seriously low hanging–yet extremely important–fruit, are often not addressed: Old buildings and their energy consumption. New buildings are more likely than not to have some type of efficiency features. Not all, but it’s […]

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Stimulus Money for NYC

April 6, 2009
Stimulus Money for NYC

My Favorite Project: Bike Lanes on Houston (Part of it anyway) Last week, Mayor Bloomberg announced that $261 million of federal stimulus money will help fund transportation projects in all five boroughs. Many of these projects were already on the books or at least in discussion, but new money has pushed them to realization (or […]

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