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UWS Residents Request Funding for New Computers, Trash Cans, Bioswales Drains

(DNA INFO) A computer center, bike racks and playground resurfacing were a few of the ideas floated by local residents Wednesday for how to spend $1 million under the City Council’s particpatory budgeting program. A few dozen “hardcore” residents, as City Councilman Mark Levine called them, braved the rain to have their say in the process, which asks

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De Blasio Administration Mobilizes $13 Million In Energy Efficiency Upgrades Across City Agencies, Part Of New Green Buildings Plan

(NYC.GOV) Today, the de Blasio administration announced that one third of an initial $39 million in energy efficiency investments are already underway across multiple City agencies as part of the Accelerated Conservation and Efficiency (ACE) program. ACE is competitive funding program managed by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to fast track shovel-ready energy capital projects and guarantee optimal greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions

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Hawkins Wins Governor Debate: With Substance And Plans Green Party’s Hawkins Demonstrates He Is Only Progressive On The Ballot

(HOWIE HAWKINS) Green Party candidate for New York Governor Howie Hawkins won the gubernatorial debate held in Buffalo on Tuesday night. Mr. Hawkins opened the debate, saying, “I am running for Governor because I want to work for the 99% of us – our state’s working-class and middle-class people. We are over-taxed, under-served, and under-paid

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More Democratic Support For Hawkins: Downtown Independent Democrats And Southern Brooklyn Democrats Endorse Hawkins For Governor

(HOWIE HAWKINS) Last night the Downtown Independent Democrats endorsed Green Party candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins and Lt. Governor Brian Jones. The previous night the Southern Brooklyn Democrats endorsed Mr. Hawkins for Governor. They are the fourth and fifth New York City Democratic clubs to endorse Howie Hawkins in the past ten days. None of

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Nervous, Cuomo? Green Party’s Howie Hawkins Draws 6 Teachers Union Endorsements

(IN THESE TIMES) New York’s incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be the poster child for the Democratic Party’s rightward shift in recent years. After much handwringing among progressives in the state about his campaign for reelection and Cuomo’s effectively neutralizing the Working Families Party, those who can’t stomach voting for the incumbent governor seem to

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Department of Environmental Protection Launches New Home Water Assistance Program; More Than 12,500 Low-Income Homeowners To Receive Automatic Credit On Their Next Water And Sewer Bill

(NYC DEP) New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd today announced the launch of a new program to provide lower income homeowners in New York City with an automatic credit to their water bills. The Home Water Assistance Program, first introduced in May when the de Blasio Administration announced the lowest

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New York State Sends Letter To North Dakota Governor Dalrymple Supporting Proposed Regulations To Decrease Crude Oil Volatility

(NYS DEC) State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens and state Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald today sent a letter to North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple in support of proposed North Dakota state regulation changes that would require oil producers to remove volatile gases from Bakken crude oil prior to shipping the crude

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Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.4 Million In Federal Funds For Sandy Repairs At Long Beach’s West Elementary School

(SENATOR SCHUMER’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced over $2.4 million in federal funds, through the FEMA Public Assistance program, for Long Beach City Schools for the repair and restoration of the West Elementary School building, which sustained damaged after Superstorm Sandy. The City of Long Beach has

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SUNY-ESF, NYSERDA, And New York Biomass Energy Alliance Celebrate National Bioenergy Day

(NYSERDA) The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) today joined the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Biomass Energy Alliance in celebrating National Bioenergy Day with activities to educate the public about cleaner, more efficient ways to heat with wood and the value of sustainable forestry.

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New York Green Bank’s First Deals Underscore State’s Commitment To Clean Energy Future

(EDF) Clean energy finance is thriving in New York State. This week, Governor Cuomo announced the New York Green Bank’s first set of deals, totaling an impressive $800 million in clean energy investments across the state. The projects funded by this investment will yield an impressive annual reduction of 575,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions,

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Central Park Cyclists Are Injuring More Pedestrians, Getting More Tickets

(GOTHAMIST) Are Central Park’s cyclists getting more reckless? According to the NYPD, cops have issued 810 summonses as of Sunday for a spread of violations, including failure to yield, running red lights and wearing headphones while riding, the Post reports. Additionally, 38 pedestrians have reported being struck by cyclists, versus 25 over the same period

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Albany Officials: Selkirk Train Derailment More Serious Than Company Says

(TIME WARNER CABLE NEWS) The cleanup continues in Selkirk after that major CSX train derailment last night. More than 20 cars went off the rails last night, and while CSX officials said there are no leaks or spills of hazardous materials, county leaders say a lack of communication put the public at risk.Officials say just

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