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."

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PlanNYC’s Public Political Push Starts Today

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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

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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

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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 […]

Congestion Tops Citizens’ PlaNYC 2030 Concerns

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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 […]

PlaNYC 2030 Project “Tearing Things Up” at City Hall

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]