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Warm-Water Fish Invade New York City's Waters
Fiscal Woes, Long-Held Fears Spur Waste-to-Energy Debate
Greening Brooklyn from the Ground Up
Obama's Urban Policy: Slow Start. Sustainable Finish?
Making Plans: What Other Cities Say About Their Futures
Five Boroughs. One City. No Plan.
Got Juice?: Choices Loom After Power Project's Demise
NYC's Fake Grass Gamble: A $300M Mistake?
Tough Love In The Big City
Can Industry Save A Staten Island Marsh?
Reviews: A City on Fire
Asthma In New York: Old News, New Battles
White House Will Name New Urban Czar
NYC Greener Now Than 3 Years Ago?
Making Public Housing Public
Bronx Living Wage Battle
Moves To City Council
Truth and Consequences:
Bloomberg and the Press
City Limits Investigates:
Bushwick Under Bloomberg
Green Taxi Case Heads
City Pension Plans: Can
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To both reach PlaNYC’s ambitious goals–and to exceed them in those in areas where PlaNYC fell short –community-based organizations must be essential partners.
Federal weatherization funding can be used to address not only the energy efficiency of buildings but also their financial sustainability, resident health and safety, all while upgrading green skills for workers.
While the establishment of programs like Green Jobs Green New York has certainly helped scale up programs that use weatherization to attack a set of urban ills, there remains work to be done.
Even in poor neighborhoods not home to power plants, waste transfer stations or the other egregious environmental offenders, physical conditions sustain not just ill health, but poverty as well.
The environmental progress New York City—and Brooklyn especially—have made reflects federal legislation and local infrastructure. But it's also been a story of community groups working to make their neighborhoods healthier.
The Center for an Urban Future's latest report, State of the Chains, 2012, finds that the number of chain stores in New York City increased for the fifth straight year, underscored by especially strong growth among retailers in the Bronx.
Recycling rates by Brooklyn community district, in 2005 and 2011, as compiled by the Center for the Study of Brooklyn at Brooklyn College.