all stories tagged "Michael Bloomberg"


View from the back of the East River Ferry as it cruises from Greenpoint to Midtown. MetroFocus/John Farley
John Farley  |  July 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The ferry has attracted more attention than anyone thought it would, in part because of the diversity of its passengers. As of this month, the ferry has served one million riders.VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Solar and wind power in private buildings have a give-and-take relationship with the electric grid.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace plan is on track to create or preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing. However, units for middle class New Yorkers are lagging behind, according to a recent report.

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On July 16, Bloomberg railed against the NYCLU's criticism of the NYPD's stop and frisk policy, which the mayor has defended on many occasions. Since May, courts have sided against stop and frisk on three different occasions. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office.
John Farley  |  July 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 2012, a number of the mayor's long-term policy strategies have taken major hits from the courts and lawmakers.
Planning Comission Chair Amanda Burden, Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua stand on the over-size blueprint for the city's new micro-units. HPD has put out a request for proposals seeking a developer to build the tiny apartments in Kip's Bay. Photo by Edward Reed for the City of New York
John Farley  |  July 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments
The city's proposal for teeny apartments is part of a larger movement to fill the evolving needs of a growing population.
Bloomberg is predicted to tout his aggressive - and successful- public health agenda in his State of the City address. Flickr/yourdon.
Georgia Kral  |  July 12, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus speaks to smokers and tobacco vendors after the court tells the city to roll up its graphic anti-smoking posters.
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Rachel Cromidas and Philissa Cramer of Gotham Schools  |  July 11, 2012 1:37 PM | Comments
Legal battles between the city and the United Federation of Teachers are typically long, drawn-out affairs. But not yesterday.
Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
John Farley  |  July 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On City of Water Day, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will reintroduce New York to its lifeblood.
A cyclist cruises down a New York City bike lane. Both houses of Congress passed a new transportation bill on Friday, which, according to the organization America Bikes, could reduce bike and pedestrian funding by 60 to 70 percent. Flickr/CarlosPacheco
John Farley  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The bill, passed at the last minute in Congress, received both sighs of relief and strong negative reactions from law makers and transit advocates.
Verdant Power's Free Flow System Turbine. Photo courtesy of Verdant Power, Inc.
Esha Ray  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: July 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
New York City is booming with social media start-ups, but as we face some of the highest spending on energy in the country, who's working in clean tech?
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