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Design Commission
Established in 1898 as the Art Commission, New York City’s design review agency was renamed the Design Commission in July 2008 to better reflect its mission. The Design Commission reviews permanent works of art, architecture and landscape architecture proposed on or over City-owned property. The Commission also acts as caretaker and curator of the City’s public art collection and maintains an extensive archive documenting the history of New York City’s public works.
Design and Construction, Department of
The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) currently manages a design and construction portfolio of over $4.6 billion of the City's capital construction projects. Projects range from streets, highways, sewers and water mains to public safety, health and human service facilities, as well as cultural institutions and libraries. Through a combination of in-house staff and private consultants and contractors, the Department delivers quality, cost-effective projects in a safe and efficient manner.
Domestic Violence, Mayor's Office to Combat
The Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence coordinates the efforts of the City with public and private initiatives to fight domestic violence and provide services to victims.
Economic Development Corporation
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), a nonprofit organization operating under contract with the City of New York, is the City’s primary vehicle for economic development services. EDC serves as a catalyst for public and private initiatives that promote the City’s long-term vitality. Through affordable financing, tax exemptions and low-cost energy programs, EDC helps City businesses gain the competitive edge they need to meet their short- and long-term goals.
Center for Economic Opportunity
The Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) was established by Mayor Bloomberg on December 18, 2006 to implement innovative ways to reduce poverty in New York City. The CEO works with City agencies to design and implement evidence-based initiatives aimed at poverty reduction, and manages an Innovation Fund through which it provides City agencies annual funding to implement such initiatives. CEO oversees a rigorous evaluation of each program to determine which are successful in demonstrating results towards reducing poverty and increasing self-sufficiency among New Yorkers.
Education, Department of
The Department of Education (DOE) provides primary and secondary education to over 1 million pre-kindergarten to grade 12 students in school districts within 10 regions and over 1,400 schools, and employs approximately 77,000 teachers. DOE prepares students to meet grade level standards in reading, writing and math, and prepares high school students to pass Regents exams and to meet graduation requirements. The School Construction Authority (SCA) coordinates the development of DOE’s Five-Year Capital Plan, selects and acquires sites for new schools, leases buildings for schools, and supervises conversion of administrative space for classroom use.
Emergency Management, Office of
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates and supports multiagency responses to, and regularly monitors, emergency conditions and other potential incidents that affect public health and safety in the City, including severe weather, natural hazards and disasters, power outages, transportation incidents, labor disruptions, aviation disasters, and acts of terrorism. OEM educates residents and businesses on the need for preparedness and supports the efforts of City and other government agencies and private and non-profit entities in emergency planning, interagency training, and exercises and business continuity planning. OEM operates the City's Emergency Operations Center and makes recommendations to the Mayor about the City's emergency response capabilities. As the City's primary liaison with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for consequence management, the Office oversees the City's compliance with federal preparedness and emergency response requirements.
Empowerment Zone, New York City
The New York Empowerment Zone (NYEZ) uses public funds and tax incentives to encourage private investment in Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx.
Environmental Coordination, Office of
The Office of Environmental Coordination (OEC) assists City agencies in carrying out their environmental review responsibilities. OEC also serves as the repository for City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) documents, coordinates the City's brownfields efforts, serves as the City's liaison to state and federal agencies on environmental matters, and advises the Mayor on matters of environmental policy.
Environmental Protection, Department of
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects the environmental health, welfare and natural resources of the City and its residents. The Department manages the City's water supply, which provides over one billion gallons of quality drinking water daily, serving over half the population of New York State, and manages 14 in-City wastewater treatment plants, as well as nine treatment plants upstate. DEP also carries out federal Clean Water Act rules and regulations, handles hazardous materials emergencies and toxic site remediation, oversees asbestos monitoring and removal, enforces the City's air and noise codes, bills and collects on almost one million water and sewer accounts, and manages Citywide water conservation programs.
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