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October 7, 2010


Community Conversations Held in Every Borough; First Conversation Held Tonight in Brooklyn

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced a series of community conversations to gather ideas from New Yorkers to inform the Earth Day 2011 update to PlaNYC. The community conversations are one part of the community outreach strategy for the 2011 PlaNYC update, which will give New Yorkers in all five boroughs an opportunity to share their ideas on how to create a greener, greaterNew York. For the 2011 update, the PlaNYC team seeks to surpass the over 150 organizations and thousands of New Yorkers involved in the creation of PlaNYC in 2006. Because of Local Law 17 of 2008, sponsored by the Administration and signed by the Mayor, regular updates to PlaNYC are required. Released on Earth Day 2007, PlaNYC was designed to accommodate a projected population growth of one million New Yorkers over the next 20 years while enhancing the quality of life, protecting public health and the environment, creating economic opportunities, and combating climate change. 

“We are transforming our City through PlaNYC, and we now have the opportunity to review and improve on that transformation,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Government can’t do it alone; we need the input and support of the public. We will only achieve the ambitious goals set forth in PlaNYC with the ideas, energy, and involvement of our communities. I invite all New Yorkers to take part in shaping our city and our future.”

“After four years of implementation, it is time to refresh PlaNYC and identify new and innovative ways to achieve our goals,” said Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith. “No one has a monopoly on good ideas. For PlaNYC to improve quality of life and create economic opportunity, we need the active participation of our citizens.”

“I am eager to hear the ideas New Yorkers have about improving quality of life and public health in our City,” said Sustainability Director David Bragdon. “This is a unique chance to shape next year’s update to PlaNYC, which will be our guide to making sustainable decisions to improve neighborhoods for years to come.”

Community Conversations on PlaNYC have been scheduled in North Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, Western Queens, and Lower Manhattan. Additional events will be held in Eastern Queens, Upper Manhattan and South Brooklyn this fall. Details for each of the forums as well as future events will be posted on the PlaNYC website. In addition, those interested in providing input, and unable to attend the public forums, can do so online at

PlaNYC Community Conversations

North and Central Brooklyn 
October 7th, 6-8pm
Billie Holiday Theater at Restoration Plaza 
1368 Fulton Street, Between Brooklyn and New York Avenues
Co-sponsored by Coalition for the Improvement of Bed-Stuy and the Campaign for New York's Future

Staten Island 
October 13, 7-9 pm 
P.S. 58 
77 Marsh Avenue, Staten Island
Located behind the Staten Island Mall on Marsh Avenue
Co-sponsored by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Campaign for New York's Future

Lower Manhattan 
October 19, 6-8 pm
Theater 2, Enter through Main Lobby
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and the Campaign for New York's Future
199 Chambers, NY, NY 10007

October 26, 6-8 pm 
Lincoln Hospital, Bronx 
First Floor Conference area, Main Entrance
234 East 149th Street, Between Morris and Park
Co-sponsored by Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice and the Campaign for New York's Future

Western Queens 
November 3, 6-8 pm 
Frank Sinatra School for the Arts
Tony Bennett Concert Hall
35-12 35th Avenue, Astoria 11106
Co-Sponsored by the Campaign for New York's Future

For more information email: and indicate your home borough.


Stu Loeser / Jason Post   (212) 788-2958

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