But the real estate lobby’s money could prove to be an obstacle. The Real Estate Board of New York’s super political action committee pledged to spend $10 million in 2013, injecting an unprecedented amount of corporate money into neighborhood races. The 10 biggest landlords and developers in New York together donated about $6.5 million to political campaigns between 2013 and 2014, according to a Commercial Observer analysis from 2015. In 2016, ProPublica identified $21 million in real estate donations to New York state candidates and party committees since 2000 ― a staggering demonstration of how industry players secured tax breaks and weakened rent laws. … [Read more...] about 2 Percent Of New York City’s Buildings Emit Half Its CO2 Pollution. They’re Luxury Towers.
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At just 14-years-old, Kenzie Dugmore had weight in the fashion world. And after winning a modelling contest in 2017, she had to pick two causes for which to be an international ambassador. She opted to tackle bullying and defend people with Down syndrome, which led her to discover Marian. … [Read more...] about Meet Marian, a model with Down syndrome who will star at New York Fashion Week
Dugmore, 14, won the Miss Citrus State Junior Jr. contest in 2017 after which she had to choose two causes to champion, for which she wanted to become the international ambassador. One of the causes happened to be defending people with Down syndrome and that was when she came across Ávila. … [Read more...] about Marián Ávila, Model With Down Syndrome, Walks In New York Fashion Week
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive federal clean diesel fuel requirements in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in and around New York City to allow the use of home heating oil in highway vehicles, nonroad vehicles, and nonroad equipment designated by the States of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York for emergency response. These waivers were granted by EPA in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE). … [Read more...] about EPA Approves Additional Fuel Waivers for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York
Community net metering is relatively new to New York. Last July, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order establishing a “community distributed generation program” that allows multiple customers to net meter from a single solar generation facility. Community net metering will implement principles that are part of New York’s sweeping energy policy reform efforts in the ongoing Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding. In order to coordinate the community net metering program with the broader REV program, the PSC delayed full implementation of its community net metering program until May 1, 2016. … [Read more...] about New York Staged to Begin Full Community Net Metering Program