In an apparent effort to bolster political support for congestion pricing, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a $29.5-billion five-year capital plan for all sorts of transit improvements and updates today, counting on $4.5 billion to come from the mayor’s controversial plan.
Included in the capital plan are hundreds of new train and subway Read More
Congestion pricing, a signature defining initiative of Mayor Bloomberg’s second term, managed but two quick mentions in today’s 6,200-word State of the City address. With days left until a state/city commission releases a recommendation on the issue and a looming deadline of March for state legislative approval, this is all Mr. Bloomberg, speaking between Read More
At a breakfast forum this morning hosted by the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association this morning, panelists from city government and the real estate industry professed their undying love for environmentally friendly buildings, saying both landlords and tenants should jump on the sustainability train before it leaves the station. Read More
Mayor Bloomberg announced today that Brooklyn’s Dreier-Offerman Park is getting a complete makeover. The park, which sits just next to Coney Island, is one of eight parks in the five boroughs that is being redesigned and refurbished under PlaNYC.
There are a slew of improvements that will come with the $40 million project. They Read More
The City Council approved proposals today for the rezoning of five New York neighborhoods as the Mayor presses forward with the sustainable planning goals of PlanNYC. The neighborhoods affected by the rezoning are Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton, and the Bronx neighborhood of Wakefield.
The goal of the rezoning is to Read More
The Times' Empire Zone blog reports:
The Real Estate Board of New York will start running television commercials today in support of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s long-range environmental plan, which includes a proposal to charge fees to drive below 86th Street during peak hours.
Then again, REBNY's always been kind of a Bloomberg Read More