All five of New York City’s borough presidents are calling on Mayor Eric Adams to improve the city’s green spaces by planting one million new trees by 2030. During a joint press conference on Monday, Borough Presidents Mark Levine, Antonio Reynoso, Vanessa Gibson, Donovan Richards, and Vito Fossella introduced the “Million More Trees” initiative, a program first started by former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and completed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2015. Also included as part of the initiative is the goal of increasing the city’s tree canopy to 30 percent by 2035.
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During the height of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City, fewer cars were on the road, leading to cleaner air and less noise pollution. And with nearly everything temporarily shut down, New Yorkers sought solace in open green spaces, parks, and open streets closed to cars. As the city is in the midst of reopening, WATG, a global multidisciplinary design firm, has proposed a plan to make the streets of New York greener while helping small businesses recover in the process.
Daily Link Fix: ‘Dream, Girl’ Wants To Change The Image of A Boss; Upcycled Bicycle Seats Transformed Into Mini Green Spaces, Thu, August 14, 2014
- Channel Your Inner Beach Bum: If you’re thinking, “Where am I supposed to learn how to surf in the NYC area that doesn’t require me to go to Long Island?” That’s where Rockaway Beach and Locals Surf School come in. Cool Hunting features the year-round school founded by two former competitive surfers
- Support Girls’ Dreams To Be Leaders: Forget Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg and Steve Jobs; this new documentary, now accepting pledges on Kickstarter, celebrates the women entrepreneurs. Donate to the campaign to empower and encourage young girls to be lady bosses and to “Dream, Girl.”
- Tour A Museum After Hours: Gizmodo reported yesterday that Tate Britain After Dark, a project by The Workers, has finally launched. Watch four robots that have been let loose to roam the museum while it’s closed. The best part? You can sign up to control one of them! If you’re more of the observing type, be sure to tune in from now to Sunday to catch some live footage.
- A Seat For Your Tush To A Pot For Your Plant: Unmanned bikes, get stolen. Unmanned bikes that are locked up and left for 10 minutes, get stolen. Unlike NYC, abandoned bicycles go unnoticed in Tokyo, and are usually left to rot. Junk Culture spotlights a new campaign to upcycle old bike seats into mini green spaces.
Images: Dream, Girl website (left); Saddle Blossoms courtesy of Junk Culture (right)
- An anonymous buyer snagged an 18th – and 19th-floor apartment at 15 Central Park West for $48 million. This purchase is the second most expensive sale in the building, falling “just” $40 million short of former Citigroup CEO Sany Weil’s penthouse buy.
- Most Manhattan apartments don’t come with an inch of green space, but the six listings highlighted in our report sure do! Guess which addresses have green escapes hidden from prying eyes…
- 116 condos sold for an average of $2.4 million; and 137 co-ops sold for an average of $1.2 million during the week of April 28th-May 4th. With summer just around the corner, it looks like buyers are clamoring to close.