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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“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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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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