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December 28, 2009
NYCEDC Seeks Developer for Industrial Building in Sunset Park
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December 23, 2009
Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Progress of Atlantic Yards Development
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December 22, 2009
NYC Training Guide Website Exceeds 500,000 Visitors Since Launch in 2008
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December 21, 2009
Statements of Mayor Bloomberg and Other Officials On City Council Approval of Broadway Triangle Development Plan
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December 21, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce Final Re-Zoning for Redevelopment of Hudson Yards Area
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December 21, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and MTA Announce Completion of First Phase of Number 7 Subway Extension
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December 17, 2009
Statement of Mayor Bloomberg On Completion of Starrett City Refinancing
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December 16, 2009
SBS Employee Evette Robinson Honored With the Hundred Year Association Award
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December 11, 2009
NYCEDC Receives 29 Responses From Private Sector For Willets Point Redevelopment Project
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December 9, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Quinn Announce Passage of Landmark Package of Legislation to Create Greener, Greater Buildings in New York City
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December 7, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground at McCarren Pool
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December 2, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Schumer, Congressman Serrano, Speaker Quinn and Fannie Mae Announce Housing Developer Led by Mo Vaughn Will Purchase Troubled South Bronx Housing Portfolio
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November 24, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Labor Agreements On Public Projects to Reduce Costs, Spur Projects and Create Jobs
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November 24, 2009
NYCEDC Announces Second JumpStart NYC Bootcamp
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November 19, 2009
HPD Announces Development Teams to Build 770 Units of New Mixed-Use Affordable Housing at Three Sites in South Bronx
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November 19, 2009
SBS Commissioner Walsh Announces the Launch of the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID
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November 19, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Record 20,000 Job Placements in 2009
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November 16, 2009
NYC Department of Small Business Services Sponsors New York Entrepreneur Week
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November 16, 2009
NYCEDC Seeks Developers or Users for Seven Industrial Sites in Brooklyn
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November 12, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces City Acquisition of Coney Island Property to Expand and Permanently Preserve Historic Amusement District
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November 6, 2009
HPD Announces $28.7 Million in Federal Stimulus Funding to Finance More Than 600 Units of Affordable Housing in NYC
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October 30, 2009
Homeownership Opportunities Come to the East Concourse Section of the Bronx
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October 29, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Major Reform to City's Bonding Policy to Increase Opportunities for Small Businesses
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October 29, 2009
NYCEDC Presents Funding Grant Workshop For Small Biotech Companies
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October 29, 2009
HPD, HDC, Richman Group Development Corp, and Elected Officials Celebrate Ground Breaking for Mixed-Income Affordable Apartments in Central Harlem
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October 28, 2009
Statement of Mayor Bloomberg on City Planning's 100Th Re-Zoning Plan Adopted Under Bloomberg Administration
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October 27, 2009
HPD, HDC, Blue Sea Development, and Bronx Borough President Diaz Cut Ribbon at Green, State-of-the-Art Affordable Homes in South Bronx
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October 26, 2009
Department of Small Business Services, the Mayor's Center for Economic Opportunity and Laguardia Community College Announce The Opening of the Workforce1 Healthcare Career Center
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October 26, 2009
NYCEDC Issues RFQ for Potential Developers for Willets Point District
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October 24, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Major New Supermarket at Arverne by The Sea Development on The Rockaway Peninsula
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October 22, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces 30 Initiatives to Grow New York City's Green Economy
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October 21, 2009
Department of Small Business Services Holds NYC Business Solutions Financing Fair to Help Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs During These Economic Times
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October 19, 2009
Statement of Mayor Bloomberg On City Planning Commission Approval of Redevelopment of Kingsbridge Armory
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October 19, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Council of Fashion Designers of America Announce Fashion Business Incubator
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October 15, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Record Job Placements in Third Quarter of 2009
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October 13, 2009
NYCIDA Assists Two Industrial Companies To Expand In Queens
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October 7, 2009
Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Walsh Announces the City's FastTrac Program is Helping More Businesses Succeed
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September 30, 2009
Statement of Mayor Bloomberg on Today's Adoption of Rezoning Plans for the Bronx Civic Center and Sunset Park
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September 30, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and New York Yankees Announce Annual College Football Bowl Game to Take Place at Yankee Stadium
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September 30, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Five Initiatives to Help Strengthen New York City's Cultural Sector
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September 29, 2009
HPD Commissioner Cestero Joins Bronx Pro Real Estate Management to Celebrate Opening of 90 New Units of "Green" Affordable Housing for Bronx Residents
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September 29, 2009
SBS Commissioner Walsh and Fire Commissioner Scoppetta Today Announce Federal Stimulus Funds for the Training of 90 New Emergency Medical Technicians
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September 26, 2009
HPD and Habitat for Humanity Cut Ribbon at New Affordable, Eco-Friendly Condos in Brownsville, Brooklyn
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September 23, 2009
HDC, HPD & Hudson Companies Break Ground for Eldert Lane at 1490 Dumont Avenue
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September 23, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Increase in FY 2009 Minority- and Women-Owned Enterprise Program Contracts Brings Total to More Than $1 Billion Since Program's Inception in FY 2007
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September 21, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Unveils New York City Health Insurance Link, a New, Web-Based Tool That Helps New Yorkers Find Healthcare Plans to Fit Their Needs and Budgets
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September 17, 2009
Commissioner Walsh and Commissioner Shama Announce the City's First Bilingual Seminar for Latino Business Associations
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September 16, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Borough President Molinaro and Ironstate Development Announce $150 Million Redevelopment Plan for Staten Island Homeport
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September 15, 2009
NYC Capital Resource Corporation Approves Recovery Zone Bond Financing For Three Retail Projects
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September 15, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and London Mayor Johnson Sign Tourism Agreement to Boost Travel Between New York City and London
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September 13, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, the Broadway League, Times Square Alliance and NYC & Company Kick Off 2009-2010 Broadway Season Following Broadway's Most Successful Year Ever
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September 12, 2009
Columbia University and NYC Small Business Services Welcome Minority, Women- and Locally-Owned Businesses to Construction Certificate Mentorship Program
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September 10, 2009
HPD Commissioner Cestero Headlines NYSAFAH Breakfast, Discusses Progress Of Mayor's New Housing Marketplace Plan
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September 10, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Vogue's Anna Wintour and Macy's Ceo Terry Lundgren Kick-Off 'Fashion's Night Out' at Queens Center Mall
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September 4, 2009
NYC Department of Small Business Services Announces Recipients of Energy Cost Savings Program Benefits
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September 3, 2009
HPD, HDC Join Dunn Development, Acorn and Elected Officials to Cut Ribbon at New Affordable Housing Development in Brooklyn
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September 1, 2009
Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin and NYC Councilman Domenic M. Recchia Announce the FY10 Cultural Development Fund Awards
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August 31, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Welcomes First 27 Start-up Companies to City-Sponsored Business Incubator and Announces Plans for Expansion
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August 26, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, New York Public Library President Paul Leclerc and Staten Island Officials Announce Start of Renovation and Expansion of Stapleton Branch
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August 25, 2009
HPD Announces 12,500 Units of Affordable Housing Financed in FY09
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August 21, 2009
Small Business Services Commissioner Walsh and Congressman Towns Meet with Local Clergy and Faith-Based Organizations at the Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center
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August 18, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson, Assembly Speaker Silver and Other Officials Break Ground On East River Waterfront Esplanade in Lower Manhattan
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August 17, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announce Nation's First Housing Developments to Start Construction Using Tax Credit Assistance Program Stimulus Funds
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August 6, 2009
Government, Private and Non-Profit Partners Break Ground on 124 Units of Affordable Housing in the South Bronx
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August 5, 2009
City and State Award Job Retention and Creation Program Grant to Encourage Financial Services Firm to Expand in Lower Manhattan
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August 4, 2009
DC, HPD & Jackson Development Celebrate a Milestone: The First Development in the Nation to Use Recycled Bonds
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August 3, 2009
Deputy Mayor Lieber Breaks Ground on $76.4 Million Infrastructure Improvements in Long Island City
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July 30, 2009
Deputy Mayor Lieber and NYCEDC President Pinsky Announce $100 Million funding Allocation for Queens Capital Projects
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July 29, 2009
Statement of Mayor Bloomberg On the Adoption of the Coney Island Revitalization Plan
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July 27, 2009
NYC Department of Small Business Services Awards $351,283 in NYC Business Solutions Training Funds to Local Businesses
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July 23, 2009
SBS Commissioner Walsh, WIB President Weinberg and Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability Director Aggarwala Host Green Collar Training and Workforce Development Forum
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July 22, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson, Speaker Silver, Eli Lilly and Company and Alexandria Real Estate Equities Announce Imclone Will Locate its Research Headquarters at East River Science Park
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July 21, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program Improvements at Third Annual Citywide Procurement Fair
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July 22, 2009
HPD, HDC and Artimus Construction Unveil 125-Unit Mixed Income Housing Development in the Central Harlem
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July 20, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Programs to Expand the Reactivation of Brooklyn's Working Waterfront
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July 13, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Small Business Services Commissioner Walsh Present Eighth Annual Neighborhood Achievement Awards
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July 13, 2009
Commissioner Walsh Joins the Business Improvement Districts Association in Celebrating 30 Years of Bids Operating in New York City
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July 12, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Record 10,500 Job Placements Through First Half of 2009
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July 9, 2009
NYCEDC Hosts First Gov2.0 Tech Forum About Procurement Opportunities in City IT Innovation
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July 9, 2009
The NYC Business Solutions Financing Fair is One of the City's Five Initiatives to Support Hispanic Small Businesses
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July 8, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce Housing Asset Renewal Pilot Program
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July 7, 2009
City and State Join L+M Development Partners to Cut Ribbon on Prospect Plaza
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July 7, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Eight Initiatives to Strengthen the Media Industry in New York City
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July 2, 2009
SBS Commissioner Walsh and CEO Executive Director White Announce 1,000 Job Placements at Sector Specific Workforce1 NYC Transportation Center
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June 30, 2009
Deputy Mayor Lieber, HPD Commissioner Cestero, Council Member Barron and East Brooklyn Congregations Announce the Opening of First Phase of Nehemiah Homes in East New York
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June 30, 2009
NYCIDA Assists Manufacturer & Distributor with Expansion in Queens
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June 25, 2009
Mayor Addresses Officials from 28 Participating Cities at Columbia
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June 25, 2009
Deputy Mayor Lieber and NYCEDC President Pinsky Announce Opening of New Mount Hope Community Center in the Bronx
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June 25, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces City's $100 Million Acquisition of the 30-Acre Hunter's Point South Parcel
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June 25, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Addresses Delegates at Job Creation and Workforce Development Summit Hosted by New York City Global Partners, Columbia University and OECD
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June 23, 2009
Columbus Avenue BID Celebrates its 10th Year
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June 22, 2009
NYCEDC Seeks Industrial Development for Zerega Site in the Bronx
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June 19, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses How His Five Borough Economic Opportunity Plan Is Improving Access to Credit and Providing More Support to Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Keynote Address to the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
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June 18, 2009
Statement of Mayor Bloomberg On Planning Commission's Approval of the Comprehensive Revitalization Plan for Coney Island
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June 17, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Linares and Small Business Services Commissioner Walsh Announce Initiatives to Help Support Hispanic Businesses
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June 15, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Presents Fourth Annual "Made in NY" Awards
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June 12, 2009
NYCEDC Sells Property to Brooklyn Manufacturer to Support Expansion
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June 11, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Public Campaign to Help More New Yorkers Get Free Foreclosure Prevention Services
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June 10, 2009
Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh Announces the Start of Services in the Park Slope 5th Avenue Bid
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June 10, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Stimulus-Funded Bond Program to Spur Commercial and Industrial Projects in All Five Boroughs
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June 9, 2009
Deputy Mayor Lieber Joins china Construction Bank to Celebrate Grand Opening of Bank's New York City Branch Office
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June 9, 2009
Government, Private and Non-Profit Partners Celebrate the Opening of Historic Development for Staten Island Seniors
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June 8, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and Friends of the High Line Announce Opening of First Section of New York City's Newest Park
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June 4, 2009
Applications for Columbia University and NYC Dept. of Small Business Services Construction Certificate/Mentorship Program Now Being Accepted
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June 4, 2009
Commissioner Walsh and President and CEO of Goodwill Industries Davidson Announce 15,000th Job Placement at Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center
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June 4, 2009
HPD Announces Series of Homeowner Empowerment Fairs for Month of June
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June 1, 2009
New York City Launches Walking Tours of Famous Film and TV Locations in Manhattan
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May 30, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Joins West Harlem Community to Celebrate Opening of West Harlem Piers Park
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May 29, 2009
NYCEDC President Pinsky and SBS Commissioner Walsh Join Grand Meridian Printing to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Headquarters in Long Island City
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May 28, 2009
HDC, HPD and YUCO Real Estate Celebrate the Opening of 1405 Fifth Avenue Apartments 909 Affordable Units Created in East Harlem
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May 28, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Labor Secretary Solis Announce New York City Will Use Stimulus Funds to Train 10,000 New Yorkers for Jobs
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May 27, 2009
HPD and Briarwood Organization Celebrate Final Phase of Waters Edge at Arverne Condominium
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May 26, 2009
NYCEDC Reaches Negotiated Property Acquisition Agreements with Two Additional Willets Point Businesses
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May 21, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and MTA Metro-North Railroad Open New Yankees - E. 153rd Street Station and Pedestrian Bridge
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May 20, 2009
NYCEDC President Pinsky Joins Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center to Celebrate Grand Opening of Nonprofit Industrial Development Facility at 221 McKibbin Street in North Brooklyn
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May 20, 2009
NYC Economic Development Corporation Seeks Excursion Boat Operator for Harlem Piers
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May 20, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces "Fashion's Night Out"
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May 19, 2009
NYCEDC and New York Academic Consortium Announce Partnership for Bio International Convention
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May 19, 2009
Coney Island Development Corporation Announces Winners of 2009 Coney Island Student Art Competition
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May 19, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Extell Development Company Announce First Phase of Construction of International Gem Tower
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May 18, 2009
Deputy Mayor Lieber Congratulates NYC Workforce1 Career Centers on Receiving NYCE&TC Opportunity Awards
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May 16, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson and Speaker Quinn Announce Comprehensive Strategies to Increase and Retain Grocery Stores in New York City
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May 15, 2009
NYC Department of Small Business Services Announces the First Graduating Class in the FastTrac GrowthVenture Program
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May 13, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce First Round of Small Businesses to Receive Loans Unavailable from Banks Through City's Expanded Program
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May 11, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Opens Three New Financial Empowerment Centers in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens
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May 10, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses How the City's Five-Borough Economic Opportunity Plan Is Helping New Yorkers Through Difficult Economic Times in Weekly Radio Address
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May 9, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson, Federal, State and City Legislators Announce $29 Million in Federal Stimulus Funding to Support More Than 17,378 Summer Jobs and Internships Over the Next Year for New York City Youth
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May 7, 2009
Deputy Mayor Lieber Announces Expansion of NYC Business Express tt Annual Meeting of the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District
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May 7, 2009
Mount Hope Housing Company Announces Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Development Incorporating Green Building Elements in the Bronx
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May 7, 2009
HPD, SoBRO Celebrate Opening of Gateway Building, a Long-Vacant Eyesore in South Bronx
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May 6, 2009
NYCEDC Launches Workshop To Help Small Biotech Companies Compete for Federal Funding
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May 6, 2009
NYCEDC And UMEZ Announce Program to Assist 125th Street Businesses
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May 6, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Growing International Cruise Activity in New York City
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May 5, 2009
More Than 4,000 New Yorkers from Low Income Neighborhoods Placed In Jobs through Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations
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May 5, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and Council Member Mark-Viverito Launch "Nine in '09"
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May 3, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Federal Stimulus Funding for Community Development Projects in All Five Boroughs
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April 29, 2009
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg On Borough President Markowitz's Approval of Coney Island Revitalization Plan
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April 26, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Hud Secretary Shaun Donovan, Federal, State and City Elected Officials Announce Federal Stimulus Projects List for the New York City Housing Authority
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April 23, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Joins the Home Depot and Related Companies to Open First Store in $500 Million Gateway Center at Bronx Terminal Market and Welcome First 200 Employees
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April 22, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce Major Package of Legislation to Create Greener, Greater Buildings Plan for New York City
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April 22, 2009
HPD and HDC Join CPC Resources and East Brooklyn Congregations to Break Ground on More Than 100 Affordable Rental Apartments in Brownsville, NY
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April 20, 2009
Public Review Begins to Bring Zoning Protections to 128-blocks of Sunset Park, Brooklyn
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April 16, 2009
NYC Department of Small Business Services Awards $511,287 in NYC Business Solutions Training Funds to Local Businesses
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April 16, 2009
Deputy Mayor Lieber, NYCEDC President Pinsky and SBS Commissioner Walsh Announce Final Tally of 1, 673 Additional Jobs Created at the New Yankee Stadium
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April 16, 2009
Deputy Mayor Robert C. Lieber, NYCEDC President Seth W. Pinsky, council Member Dan Garodnick and levin Institute President Garrick Utley Announce 50 Private Sector Placements as Part of Jumpstart NYC
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April 14, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces New York City Achieved Record Job Placements Through First Quarter of 2009
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April 14, 2009
NYC Industrial Development Agency Assists Distributor With Expansion In The Bronx
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April 9, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Opens Nation's First Multi-Story Green Industrial Facility and Announces New Green Manufacturing Plant at Brooklyn Navy Yard
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April 8, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announce $2 Million Federal Grant to Create Green Jobs as Part of MillionTreesNYC Campaign
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April 6, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Initiatives to Help New York City Nonprofits Cope With Cash Crunch As a Result of the Economic Downturn
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March 30, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Federal Stimulus Transportation Projects List
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March 24, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Installation of Automated Water Meter Readers to Help Homeowners and Small Businesses Reduce Water Use and Lower Water Bills
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March 23, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Kauffman Foundation Welcome First Participants of FastTrac Program Supporting New York City's Future Entrepreneurs
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March 19, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Outlines How City Is Helping Small Businesses Avoid Layoffs, Reposition Themselves for Growth and Increase Employee Wages
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March 9, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces More Than 50,000 New Yorkers Claimed City Child Care Tax Credits Totalling More Than $30 Million in the Program's First Year
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January 15, 2009
In State of City Speech, Mayor Bloomberg Details Program to Move City Through Economic Downturn With Nine-Point Jobs Plan, New Quality of Life Initiatives and Greater Government Accountability and Efficiency
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October 30, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Announces 18 Initiatives to Help New Yorkers Face Current Economic Challenges
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