Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Bloomberg’

Meet Seaport City: Mayor Bloomberg’s Last Pet Project

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Seaport City The mayor proposes constructing a giant new neighborhood off the coast of the Lower East Side By Adam Janos Mayor Bloomberg rolled out a $20 billion plan Tuesday called “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” in which the administration mapped out ideas for infrastructural changes that would protect the city from the threat of climate [&hellip
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Stop School Closures

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The public advocate calls on the administration to find alternate solutions for struggling schools By Public Advocate Bill de Blasio If something is broken – fix it. Sadly, Mayor Bloomberg adheres to a different philosophy where our city’s education system is concerned. The Administration’s default response to struggling schools has been to close them, without [&hellip
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Listening to Families and Drivers

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How we should be hearing reality during a needless bus strike By Helen Rosenthal As we now know, New York City spends more than twice as much busing our kids to school compared to any other city. The mayor’s plan to bid the contracts to lowest-bidder bus companies who keep their costs down by hiring [&hellip
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Direct Action Fashion Show Promotes Spectacle and Going Green

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Oyster shell dresses and green grass suits raise awareness of the city’s community gardens Michael Leete, who works at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) in Alphabet City, showed up for last weekend’s “anti-fashion” show dressed as a sparkly orange tree. Leete, 28, and fellow acts were decked out head-to-toe in all recycled and [&hellip
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Bloomberg Outlines City Budget As Fight With UFT Continues

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400px-Mayor_Michael_Bloomberg Mayor’s funding priorities leave him open to strong criticism on education By Nick Powell Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined his preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014 last Tuesday, emphasizing that the budget will be balanced without any tax increases. But what stood out was the glaring loss of $724 million in state education funding over the [&hellip
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Tapped In: Fighting Heart Disease in Women, Micro-Apt Winner, Education Calls Lost

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Apartment NEW WEBSITE MAKES GOVERNMENT MORE TRANSPARENT Want to know more about how city officials are spending taxpayers’ money? Now there’s a website that helps you follow the buck. The website, called Checkbook 2.0, was recently launched by City Comptroller John Liu. City residents can now see inside New York’s purse and look up department payrolls, [&hellip
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Tapped In: Micro-Apt Design Winner, Fighting Heart Disease in Women, History Buffs Show

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Apartment NEW WEBSITE MAKES GOVERNMENT MORE TRANSPARENT Want to know more about how city officials are spending taxpayers’ money? Now there’s a website that helps you follow the buck. The website, called Checkbook 2.0, was recently released by City Comptroller John Liu. City residents can now see inside New York’s purse and look up department payrolls, [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Nadler Ranks, Hoylman Backs Lappin, ‘My Micro NY’ Wins Bid

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Jessica_Lappin_2006_CROPPED ‘My Micro NY’ Wins Bid The results are in: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert Steel and Development Commissioner Mathew Wambua announced the winners of the adAPT NYC Competition last week. Among the 33 proposals submitted, the winning proposal, “My Micro NY,” came from a development team made up of Actors Fund [&hellip
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Lesson: When Protesting Carriage Horses Try to Remain Calm

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

73672_10151352554506919_175397186_n By Rebecca Cohen Mostly I push “Yes” on my keyboard all the time to support liberal progressive causes from the comfort of my swivel office-chair. My advocacy for human and animal rights has largely consisted of signing “Yes, I agree.” “Yes, I stand with you!” on such petitions. In the past two years, there have [&hellip
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Tapped In: Sandy Aid; Fire Fatalities; Ed Potter Award

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fire Compiled by Paul Bisceglio NADLER, CUOMO ATTACK DELAY IN SANDY AID The House of Representatives’ failure to vote on a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster aid bill last week prompted a number of angry responses by local elected officials representing the storm-ravaged city. “This is a betrayal of the millions of Americans who are struggling [&hellip
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