Mayor de Blasio and NYCEDC Launch Sixth Annual NYC BigApps Competition — Challenging NYC’s Tech Innovators to Find Lasting Solutions to Four of the City’s Most Pressing Issues

NYC BigApps 2015 Will Address Challenges Identified in Mayor’s OneNYC Plan: Affordable Housing, Zero Waste, Connected Cities and Civic Engagement Microsoft, AOL and More Than Two Dozen Tech and Civic Partners to Support Civic Tech Innovators with Prizes and In-Kind Support NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced the launch…

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Hostos Opens College’s First Large Farmers Market with GrowNYC

July 14, 2015 (Bronx, NY) – The Bronx spoke out, and Hostos Community College listened. With a shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables being a major concern for Bronxites who are looking to live more healthy lifestyles, Hostos partnered with GrowNYC to open a large farmers market at the College. The “Hostos Greenmarket” opened on…

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De Blasio Administration Announces a Record-Breaking 20,325 Affordable Apartments and Homes Financed in Last Fiscal Year, Enough for 50,000 New Yorkers 

More new affordable apartments underway than at any time since City’s housing department was created in 1978 New programs for seniors, extremely low income New Yorkers and homeless families drive the creation of thousands of new apartments Major progress towards City’s goal of 200,000 affordable apartments in 10 years NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today…

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“Clean Streets = Clean Beaches” Anti-Littering Campaign Launches in Coney Island

Educational Initiative Aims to Improve Cleanliness and Aesthetics of City Beaches by Reducing Littering on Streets and in Parks Summer Youth Employment Program Will Spearhead Cleanups of Waterfront Properties Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd, Sanitation Commissioner (DSNY) Kathryn Garcia, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Clean Water Director Joan…

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Schumer, Gillibrand, Serrano, Rangel, Crowley Announce Congress Has Passed Legislation that will Recognize the First Puerto Rican Congressman in US History, Herman Badillo, by Naming Bronx’s Morrisania Post Office in his Honor; Urge President To Sign Legislation Immediately 

History Maker Herman Badillo Served as Bronx Borough President & Was First Puerto Rican to Serve as Congressman; Badillo Also Served as NYC Deputy Mayor Under Ed Koch Schumer, Gillibrand, Serrano, Rangel, Crowley Put Forth Legislation to Rename Post Office in the Bronx After Herman Badillo, Which Has Now Passed Both Senate & House; Next…

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Lights, Camera, Action in the Bronx! Silvercup North to open next year

Silvercup Studios expanding with a new Bronx film and television production facility; $35M project brings hundreds of well-paying jobs New York, NY– July 7, 2015 – To help meet the growing needs of New York’s booming film and television production industry, Silvercup Studios, the Northeast’s leading independent film and television production studio facility, announced plans…

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HPD Commissioner Been Announces Request for Proposals to Build a New Affordable Mixed-Income Development in the Mott Haven Neighborhood of The Bronx

425 Grand Concourse, Location Of The Former P.S. 31 School Building, Will Be Transformed Into A New, Mixed-Income Affordable Housing Development Bronx, NY – New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced today the release of a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a new mixed-income affordable housing…

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