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"CityScoop" was created to inform New Yorkers about the issues that directly impact their lives and communities - from key City initiatives and announcements to updates on cultural events.

City Scoop: August 31, 2012
This week on City Scoop... - The Whole Foods Market's "Whole Kids Foundation" donates 57 salad bars to City elementary schools - A world-class indycar design firm opens shop on one of the City's brownfield sites in Brooklyn - The Department of Consumer Affairs offers "Back to School" Money Lessons that parents can teach kids

City Scoop: August 24, 2012
This Week on City Scoop… A new wing at the New York Aquarium will allow marine enthusiasts to have a face-to-face encounter with sharks! The renowned Beacon High School breaks ground on its’ new home in Midtown Manhattan. The City wants to help New Yorkers “Cut the Junk” in their latest healthy eating campaign.

City Scoop: August 17, 2012
This Week on City Scoop… The City’s Police department announces a 21st century solution to solving crime, thanks in part to Microsoft. Rockaway Park gets a $30 million overhaul, as part of the City’s PlaNYC efforts. Brooklyn’s own swimming champion Lia Neal brings home the bronze from the 2012 Olympics.

City Scoop: August 10, 2012
The City will give unemployed vets a hand through its’ Workforce1 Veterans Center, the City’s new social impact bond program—the first in the nation—will help juvenile inmates get back on their feet, and the Mayor tours the City’s largest rooftop farm in Brooklyn, funded by the Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Infrastructure Grants in this week's CityScoop.

City Scoop: August 3, 2012
This Week on City Scoop... Mayor Bloomberg announces how same-sex marriages are providing a boost to the City’s economy. The City’s largest healthcare union backs the Mayor’s Anti-Obesity efforts. The City and Columbia University partner to unveil plans for a new data sciences and engineering campus.

City Scoop: July 27, 2012
This Week on City Scoop... Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Walcott announce improvements in City student State exam scores. New affordable housing comes to the Sugar Hill section of Harlem. The City and Federal Government announce a new partnership to manage Jamaica Bay’s parklands.

City Scoop: July 20, 2012
This Week on City Scoop... The City expands its' "slow zones" program, reducing traffic speed limits to 20 miles an hour in residential areas. The East River Ferry tops one million passengers. The Brooklyn Nets unveil their player lineup for the 2012 season at Barclays Center.

City Scoop: July 13, 2012
This Week on City Scoop... Mayor Bloomberg announces two new programs geared toward helping the City’s youth find work this summer. The City’s Grow NYC program helps make Farmer Market produce affordable to low-income New Yorkers. The Housing Preservation and Development department announce a design competition for affordable micro-unit developments.div>

City Scoop: July 6, 2012
This Week on City Scoop... Mayor Bloomberg celebrates the opening of the City’s public pools with the re-opening of Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool. The Mayor and the City Council reach an agreement on the FY 2013 budget. The Mayor and Speaker Quinn March in the 43rd Pride Parade.

    June 29, 2012
This Week on City Scoop… With record temperatures this summer, Mayor Bloomberg reminds New Yorkers to help each other stay cool. The Bronx’s Soundview Park will get a $15 million makeover, thanks to the City’s PlaNYC green initiative. Executive Director of the City’s Center for Economic Opportunity Veronica M. White is named the new Parks Commissioner.

    June 22, 2012
This Week on City Scoop... The City is helping buildings to make the switch to cleaner heating oils through $100 million in financing from bank and energy partners. 2011 proved to be a record year for City High School graduates, with 65 percent receiving their diplomas. The Mayor underlines the City’s commitment to help M/WBE businesses win City contracts.

    June 15, 2012
This Week on City Scoop… Mayor Bloomberg and other officials launch a health campaign targeted at combating obesity in the City. The City’s brightest stars are honored at the 2012 “Made In New York” awards. The City’s Office of Emergency Management releases this year’s “Ready New York Hurricane Guide” in time for the hurricane season.

    June 8, 2012
This Week on City Scoop… Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Walcott announce new laws that better protect students from sexual misconduct. The Health Department launches a new PSA aimed at curbing abuse of prescription painkillers. City motorists can now use the leftover minutes they purchase at other muni-meter parking spots.

    June 1, 2012
This Week on City Scoop… Coney Island kicks off the summer with two brand new thrill rides, while providing locals with seasonal jobs. Governor’s Island kicks off its’ summer season, opening the restored historic Castle Williams and and starts construction on new park land. Brooklyn’s Navy Yard begins groundbreaking on its’

“Green Manufacturing Center”

    May 25, 2012
This Week on City Scoop… Mayor Bloomberg and Chief Digital Officer Sterne launch the “Made In New York” Digital Map, making it easier for New Yorkers to find tech jobs. It’s official: Baseball’s 2013 All-Star Game will be held at Citi Field! 15 fallen officers are honored at an NYPD memorial day ceremony.

    May 18, 2012
This Week on City Scoop… Mayor Bloomberg launches the nation’s largest ad campaign to combat chronic absenteeism and truancy among City students. Get ready for the new bike sharing program hitting the streets this summer. TV and Film Production reach a milestone in the City, with $60 billion dollars in economic activity generated in the last decade.

    May 11, 2012
This Week on City Scoop… Mayor Bloomberg and Taxi Commissioner Yassky roll out the City’s new “Apple Green” fleet of borough taxis. The Mayor presents a plan to balance the City’s FY 2013 budget without raising taxes. City Council Hearings can now be seen live on the City’s TV network and via the Council’s website.

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