Mayor de Blasio And Commissioner Garcia Announce A Plan To End Childhood Lead Exposure

Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Kathryn Garcia today released the City’s Roadmap to Eliminating Childhood Lead Exposure, following a 90-day review of all agencies’ policies related to lead prevention. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Marks First Day Of NYC’s Styrofoam Ban From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio, Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, and Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Director Mark Chambers announced today that the City’s styrofoam ban is in effect, eliminating a major source of petroleum based waste. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Ban On Single-Use Styrofoam Products Beginning In 2019

Mayor de Blasio today announced that the City’s styrofoam ban will go into effect by January 1, 2019, following the dismissal of a lawsuit preventing the implementation of the ban. Continue Reading →

New York City Agencies Prepare For Major Winter Storm From Harlem To Hollis

The New York City Department of Sanitation is in “here we go again” mode for the city’s fourth major storm this month. Continue Reading →

Rats, Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces $32 Million Neighborhood Rat Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a $32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city’s rat population that targets the three most infested parts of city: the Grand Concourse area, Chinatown/East Village/Lower East Side and Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant. Continue Reading →