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2009 News and Events

PlaNYC Monday, December 28, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Landmark Package of Legislation to Create Greener, Greater Buildings In New York City
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PlaNYC  Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Farley Release First-Ever New York City Neighborhood Air Quality Report
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PlaNYC  Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Joins 80 Mayors in Signing Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change at Copenhagen Climate Summit for Mayors
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg  Monday, December 14, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Visits Horns Rev 2, World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm
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1010 WINS Radio Address  Sunday, December 13, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses Passage of Green Buildings Plan That Will Reduce City Emissions by Nearly Five Percent in Weekly Radio Address
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PlaNYC  Wednesday, 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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Monday, December 7, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground at McCarren Pool
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PlaNYC  Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Over 100 PlaNYC Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects Have Been Launched or Completed in City-Owned Buildings
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PlaNYC  Thursday, November 5, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, MTA Chairman and Ceo Walder Agree to Explore Use of 311 for Mass Transit Information
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Statement by Mayor Bloomberg  Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Statement of Mayor Bloomberg On City Planning's 100th Re-Zoning Plan Adopted Under Bloomberg Administration
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PlaNYC  Thursday, October 22, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces 30 Initiatives to Grow New York City's Green Economy
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PlaNYC  Saturday, October 17, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Joins Eleven Riverside Drive Corporation to Unveil Advanced Co-Generation System that Will Generate 40 Percent of the Total Electricity Used at the 646-Unit Schwab House
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PlaNYC  Friday, October 9, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Start of $150 Million Project to Improve Water Quality in the Gowanus Canal
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PlaNYC  Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation to Reduce School Bus Emissions As One of Fourteen Air Quality Initiatives in PlaNYC 
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg  Monday, October 5, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Bette Midler Plant 250,000th Tree to Celebrate Two-Year Anniversary of MillionTreesNYC
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Statement by Mayor Bloomberg  Wednesday, 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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Statement by Mayor Bloomberg  Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Statement of Mayor Bloomberg On Introduction of Climate Change Bill in the U.S. Senate
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PlaNYC Tuesday, September 29, 2009
New York City Releases 2009 Inventory of New York City Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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PlaNYC Friday, September 25, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Joins SEIU Local 32BJ and Real Estate Industry Leaders to Launch Green Buildings Program to Train Superintendents and Resident Managers in Energy Efficiency
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg Thursday, September 24, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Former Vice President Gore Launch NYC Service Volunteer Program to Reduce Energy Usage and Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Coating Rooftops White
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Statement by Mayor Bloomberg Thursday, September 17, 2009
Statement of Mayor Bloomberg on Council Passage of Legislation That Will Make School Buses Greener, Accomplishing Goal Set in PlaNYC
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Joins Governor Paterson to Announce $220 million in Stimulus Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements
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PlaNYC Monday, August 31, 2009
New York City Releases Analysis of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) of 2009
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg Monday, August 24, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Progress in City's Efforts to Reduce Emissions Through Use of Electric Cars and Other Alternative Fuel Vehicles
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg Tuesday, 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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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg Monday, 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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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg  Thursday, August 13, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Improving Bicycling Conditions Throughout The Five Boroughs
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg  Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, MTA Officials and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Launch Real-Time Bus Arrival Information Pilot On 34th Street
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg  Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and NYCHA Chairman Rhea Unveil New Housing Authority Energy Efficiency Program to Reduce Electricity Usage, Decrease Carbon Emissions and Save Money at Castle Hill Houses
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PlaNYC  Sunday, August 2, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson, Federal and City Officials Announce Federal Stimulus Funding for Ferry Projects
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg  Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Statement of Mayor Bloomberg On the Adoption of the Coney Island Revitalization Plan
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg  Monday, July 20, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Programs to Expand the Reactivation of Brooklyn's Working Waterfront
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PlaNYC  Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce Housing Asset Renewal Pilot Program
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DOT logo  Wednesday, July 8, 2009
DOT Completes Unprecedented Three-Year, 200-Mile Installation of Bike Lanes, Making City Streets Safer For All Users
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PlaNYC  Monday, July 6, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on First Phase of 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg Monday, June 29, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Increasing Penalties for Damaging or Removing Trees in a Special Natural Area District
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg Thursday, June 25, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces City's $100 Million Acquisition of the 30-Acre Hunter's Point South Parcel
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PlaNYC Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Climate Group Announce "Climate Week NYC" to Be Held This September During the UN General Assembly
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PlaNYC Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Best Buy Announce GreeNYC's "Be Cool & Smart" Campaign to Promote Energy Efficient Air Conditioner Use
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PlaNYC Friday, June 12, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on New "Schoolyards to Playgrounds" Project as Part of PlaNYC Initiative to Ensure All New Yorkers Live Within a Ten Minute Walk of a Park or Playground
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PlaNYC Thursday, May 14, 2009
Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs, HHC President Aviles and Sustainability Director Aggarwala Join Hospital Officials to Announce Acceptance of Mayoral Challenge to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions 30 Percent in 10 Years
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PlaNYC Monday, May 11, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Developing a Comprehensive Program for the Remediation and Reuse of Brownfields
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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg Thursday, April 30, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly Introduce Hybrid Cars to Fleet of Police Response Vehicles
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PlaNYC Progress Report 2009 Wednesday, 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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Department of Education Thursday, April 9, 2009
Schools Chancellor Klein And City's Sustainability Director Aggarwala Benchmark Public Schools As Part Of Mayor Bloomberg's Planyc Goal To Reduce City Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 30 Percent
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PlaNYC Thursday, 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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Photo of Mayor Bloomberg Wednesday, 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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PlaNYC Monday, April 6, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Speaks at Sustainability Announcement with President Bill Clinton
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Million Trees NYC Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Proclaims April 2009 MillionTreesNYC Month
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PlaNYC Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg On New York City Receiving Eight Nominations for the Innovations in American Government Awards from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
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PlaNYC Monday, March 30, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Federal Stimulus Transportation Projects List
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PlaNYC Thursday, March 26, 2009
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on Passage of Green Taxi Incentives by the Taxi and Limousine Commission Board of Commissioners
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Photo of Bloomberg Tuesday, 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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Photo of Bloomberg Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Speaks at Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater New York Annual Energy Action Day Breakfast
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Photo of Bloomberg Thursday, February 26, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce Pilot 'Green Light for Midtown' Program to Reduce Congestion
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Photo of Cutter Head Thursday, February 19, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Announce Major Milestone of Number 7 Subway Extension With Lowering of First Tunnel Boring Machine "Cutter Head"
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New York Panel on Climate Change Report Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Releases New York City Panel On Climate Change Report That Predicts Higher Temperatures and Rising Sea Levels for New York City
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New York City Wetlands report cover Thursday, January 29, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Releases PlaNYC Report on Protecting New York City Wetlands
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