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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR- 491-08
December 15, 2008

STATEMENT BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBIT "GROWING & GREENING NEW YORK: PLANYC AND THE FUTURE OF THE CITY" AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

"Congratulations to The Museum of the City of New York for the opening of their new exhibition on PlaNYC - 'Growing and Greening New York.' The Museum is a living museum - an institution that embraces the future as much as it cherishes and preserves the past - and sustainability has become more and more important to our quality of life. We launched PlaNYC in 2006 with a substantial public outreach campaign, and this great exhibit is just one more way of expanding the conversation and engaging New Yorkers on this issue. The exhibition takes visitors through the course of a typical day in 2030 - from 7:00 AM to 2:00 AM - and I encourage all New Yorkers to come out and view it.

"The Museum curators and the City agencies that cooperated with them have staged an exhibit that teaches, inspires, and entertains. And that’s more important than ever - because in these tough economic times, our cultural community not only supports tourism and jobs in the City, it lifts our collective spirit."







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