The Weatherization Assistance Program assists income-eligible families and individuals by reducing their heating/cooling costs and improving the safety of their homes through energy efficiency measures. Energy efficiency measures performed through the program include air sealing (weatherstripping, caulking), wall and ceiling insulation, heating system improvements or replacement, efficiency improvements in lighting, hot water tank and pipe insulation, and refrigerator replacements with highly efficient Energy Star rated units. Both single-family and multi-family buildings are assisted. Household energy use reductions and resultant energy cost savings are significant, with an average savings in excess of 20%.
MillionTreesNYC, one of the 127 PlaNYC initiatives, is a citywide, public-private program with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City's five boroughs over the next decade.
Senator Lanza joins with elected officials, Army Corps of Engineers, DEC, DEP, and NYC Parks to announce funding for the Staten Island Flood Plain Study. 13 miles of coastline vulnerable to severe storm damage will be studied to determine what shore protections and storm mitigation measures are warranted.
Grants aim to boost organizational capacityParks & Trails New York is offering a new round of Capacity Building Grants for park and trail groups in New York State. The grants, of up to $3,000, will strengthen not-for-profit organizations that are working to build and protect parks and trails in communities across the state --- helping to not only provide places for close-to-home, healthy physical activity but also generate additional tourist dollars to strengthen local economies. Parks & Trails New York's goal is to enable not-for-profits to better fulfill their missions; improve their reach, effectiveness, and impact; leverage more resources; and increase community support for and involvem
Approximately 145,000 New Yorkers traded in their energy-hogging refrigerators, dishwashers, clothing washers and freezers for more efficient models during the first go-around in February -- but because 25,000 never claimed their rebate, $4.8 million is back up for grabs.
The Island busing variance almost exclusively affects the South Shore, an area where infrastructure has not kept up with the population boom. Many communities in the district still don't have sewers, many roads have no sidewalks, and historical MTA maps show there are actually fewer bus routes there now then there were 40 years ago. Bloomberg himself decried the MTA's 'neglect' of the Island during his re-election campaign a year ago. (Advance file photo)
Building on the work of our extensive public planning process, the Department of City Planning has compiled a set of draft recommendations for the Comprehensive Waterfront Plan. This draft includes broad citywide policy and programmatic recommendations as well as detailed, site-specific recommendations. Together, these recommendations are proposed to advance the goals of plan, address the pressing issues on the waterfront, and provide a realistic and pragmatic framework for the next 10 years.
Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem across the Country and seems to be particularly troublesome on Staten Island. It is important that people clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of outdated, expired and unwanted prescription drugs to ensure they don’t end up in the wrong hands.