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New York City Air Quality Cleanest in Decades

Ahh, smell that New York City air. No, seriously, go ahead. Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday said the city's air quality has hit its highest levels in 50 years, a development officials say has led to fewer deaths and hospitalizations.
"New York has the cleanest air now of any major American city,"
- Mayor Bloomberg

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New York City Air Quality Cleanest in Decades

Source: ABC, Fri September 27, 2013
Ahh, smell that New York City air. No, seriously, go ahead. Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday said the city's air quality has hit its highest levels in 50 years, a development officials say has led to fewer deaths and hospitalizations.

Mayor turns parking space into a park

Source: YNN, Sun June 03, 2012
Struck by inspiration when some college students pulled off a plot of their own, Ithaca's mayor has opened his own tiny park space, complete with salvaged benches and repurposed tree stumps. He hopes this mini oasis will send a big message.

Giving a childhood to young cancer patients this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: CNN, Mon April 30, 2012
Nancy Zuch started the Morgan Center, a free preschool program for children battling cancer. Named after Zuch's daughter, a cancer survivor, the Morgan Center has helped more than 150 children make friends, learn and play in a safe environment.

Bright Is The New Black: New York Roofs Go Cool

Story contains video Source: NASA, Tue March 20, 2012
On the hottest day of the New York City summer in 2011, a white roof covering was measured at 42 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the traditional black roof it was being compared to, according to a study including NASA scientists that details the first scientific results from the city's unprecedented effort to brighten rooftops and reduce its "urban heat island" effect.

Svante Myrick, Ithaca’s Youngest-Ever Mayor, Grew Up Homeless this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: MSNBC, Sat March 03, 2012
Svante Myrick, Ithaca's newly-elected 24-year-old mayor has an incredible story to tell. Not only is he the town's youngest mayor in history, he also surmounted huge odds to get there.

New York eyes shark fin trade ban

Source: AFP, Wed February 22, 2012
A group of New York legislators on Tuesday unveiled a draft law banning trade in shark fins, saying the practice, which serves the market for Chinese shark fin soup, was decimating the ocean predators.

The Cleanweb Takes Off

Source: Huffington Post, Thu January 26, 2012
This past weekend in New York, a group of high tech companies, venture investors, hackers, college students held the second Cleanweb Hackathon -- a gathering where software developers and serial entrepreneurs, fueled by coffee and burritos -- or similar fare -- stay up one, two or more nights writing code for apps that just may change the world.

Nourishing New York’s low-income communities this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: CNN, Sun October 02, 2011
Gina Keatley's nonprofit, Nourishing NYC, is helping low-income people eat healthier. Since 2008, the group has provided fresh food and nutrition programs -- for free -- to nearly 100,000 residents of Harlem and the Bronx.

How the Greenest Skyscraper Complex Ever Is Rising Out of the Rubble of the World Trade Center

Source: Popular Science, Sat September 10, 2011
On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center transformed from a pair of gleaming towers into a carcinogenic pile of smoldering rubble that's still killing people. Currently rising out of that rubble, though, is a complex with the most environmentally advanced technologies ever attempted at the scale.

‘Paying it forward’ after 9/11 this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: CNN, Fri May 06, 2011
Moved by the support that his hometown received after 9/11, Jeff Parness started New York Says Thank You to help other communities rebuild after disasters. Since 2004, the group's projects have involved more than 7,000 volunteers nationwide.

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