REBNY Goes Green, Gets Behind PlaNYC

The Real Estate Board of New York started running television commercials yesterday in support of PlaNYC. REBNY is arguably the most powerful interest group in the city. While not specifically mentioning congestion pricing in the ad, REBNY did quote former President Clinton saying in relation to the mayor’s plan: "The longer I wait in traffic, the better I like it."

  • rhubarbpie

    Pretty lame ad — hope there’s something better coming my way. Just plays into a message that the powerful know what’s good for us, rather than addressing real questions that possible supporters want answered. But what can you expect from REBNY?

  • rhubarbpie

    Make that “…something better coming OUR way.”

  • AD

    I’m surprised something like this hasn’t happened sooner.

    Broadly speaking, principles of environmentally friendly building construction — high density apartment and commercial buildings close to transit — are exactly the kind of thing that New York developers and building owners would find profitable. Even without being LEED-certified as “green,” New York buildings are a wonderful thing for the environment.

  • I applaud Congestion Pricing and wish it would come everywhere sooner than it is. The connection between Congestion and Real-estate is clear. Congestion Pricing further increases the relative value of downtown property as people move closer to work. If congestion pricing is coming to your downtown, buy now.
    I discussed this at under the story Move to avoid road tolls? 2007/02/23


PlanNYC’s Public Political Push Starts Today

From a press release that just came across the Streetsblog transom: Leading members of the Campaign for New York’s Future, a broad coalition of 80 environmental, public health, civic, labor, community and business organizations, will today join Mayor Bloomberg in separate meetings with Governor Eliot Spitzer and State legislators to help call attention to the […]

New York New Visions Tackles “Sustainable” New York Future

After Mayor Bloomberg’s December announcement of his PlaNYC initiative to prepare for a sustainable New York of 9 million people by 2030, New York New Visions, the group of architects and planners originally organized around Ground Zero rebuilding, announced it was expanding its scope to tackle the new challenge. Last night, in a stark white […]

It’s Official: Sadik-Khan in at DOT

After weeks of speculation, City Hall has announced that Janette Sadik-Khan, a senior vice president at Parsons Brinckerhoff, will be the new commissioner of the NYC DOT. This from a press release issued this afternoon by the mayor’s office: "Janette Sadik-Khan has a superb mix of public and private sector transportation management experience and she […]

PlaNYC 2030 Project “Tearing Things Up” at City Hall

A tipster tells us of a particularly vigorous screaming match in City Hall last week between Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff and a career civil servant who must remain nameless. "You wouldn’t know it from outside appearances," the tipster says, "but the 2030 Project is really tearing things up inside City Hall right now. It’s a […]

Congestion Tops Citizens’ PlaNYC 2030 Concerns

The second phase of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030 outreach campaign, which has been soliciting feedback from the public through meetings with community leaders and on PlaNYC’s website, has been completed, and the word is in: People in New York want to do something about traffic congestion. So far, the website has received 52,000 visits from […]

Today’s Headlines

Lessons for PlaNYC 2030 from Lindsay Era? (Metro) This Just In: NYC Buses Run Late (AMNY) Spitzer Aide Foye Cast as Saviour of Moynihan Station (NY Observer) Two Pedestrians Hurt in Rockefeller Center Crash (NY Post) One Dead in Double Hit-and-Run on Grand Central Pkwy (NY Post) Two Horses Captured After Running Wild on Pelham […]