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Suburban Sprawl, City Troubles

Jun 16, 2003

 Even as the city and state governments confront diminishing revenues and budget shortfalls, development pressures and real estate prices are climbing throughout much of the city's suburban rings. This trend,

 

Fighting Over Outdoor Space

May 19, 2003

  Three New York City issues that often lead to fierce disputes:• Dog Runs • Sidewalk CafĂ©s • Car-Free Parks Dog versus human. Baby stroller versus sidewalk cafe. Bicycle versus taxi cab. In New York,

 

A Letter About Lead Poisoning

May 12, 2003

 Dear Commissioner Thomas Frieden: You have gotten off to a promising start in one of the City's toughest jobs, Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Just look

 

Hunts Point’s Waterfront Dreams

Apr 30, 2003

 The East River is not really a river. Technically, it is a tidal strait, connecting New York Harbor with Long Island Sound. At a bend in this non-river are

 

Recycling Hangs Tough

Apr 11, 2003

One year after Mayor Michael Bloomberg's surprise proposal to eliminate the household recycling of metals, glass and plastics, the city's recycling program refuses to surrender. In fact, recycling and solid waste

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:02 AM)

 

Recycling Hangs Tough

Apr 11, 2003

 One year after Mayor Michael Bloomberg's surprise proposal to eliminate the household recycling of metals, glass and plastics, the city's recycling program refuses to surrender. In fact, recycling and solid

 

The City's New Spending Plan For The Environment

Mar 13, 2003

 The Bloomberg Administration is expecting to make major changes in how billions of dollars are spent on the environment. Chris Ward, the commissioner of the New York City Department of

 

Environmental Aftermath

Feb 28, 2003

Many of the people closest to the World Trade Center relief efforts are not satisfied with how government agencies are handling the cleanup. There appear to be a lot of

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:33 AM)

 

9/11 and the Environment: The Government Response

Feb 27, 2003

The September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center presented unprecedented challenges to our elected officials and their environmental and public health administrators. As is now widely recognized, the response of

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:30 AM)