Mayor Bloomberg to Deliver Speech on PlaNYC

In a widely anticipated speech, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will release PlaNYC, the culmination of months of public meetings, feedback, and studies that have resulted in a set of proposed initiatives that will allow New York to meet the challenges faced as our population grows by nearly 1 million between now and 2030. PlaNYC will also allow us to meet the Mayor’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30%. The breadth and scope of the proposals have generated national and international press attention.


New York Magazine Casts a Cynical Eye on “Bloomtopia”

New York Magazine’s Chris Smith, who calls congestion pricing a trojan horse, suspects fewer cars and more trees may be a "green screen" for mayor Bloomberg’s real estate development agenda: Mayor Bloomberg’s Earth Day speech compiled 127 ideas for making the city more "sustainable" by 2030. But congestion pricing has dominated the conversation ever since. […]

At Flushing Commons, NYCEDC’s Fuzzy Math Superceded PlaNYC Goals

Yesterday, Streetsblog looked at Flushing Commons, a mixed-use development in the heart of transit-rich downtown Flushing, where the New York City Economic Development Corporation has mandated suburban levels of parking. We asked the EDC why they required nearly 1,600 spaces in the development, and now we have an answer. It’s a revealing look at how […]

Residential Parking Permits Spotted in PlaNYC Documents

Today’s Crain’s Insider reports: Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030 documents reveal the Bloomberg administration has dropped its opposition to residential permit parking, which allows only neighborhood residents to park during business hours. Plan documents say it could be introduced in areas that complain of commuters parking there to avoid the proposed $8 Manhattan congestion fee. […]

Bloomberg, Burden, and Pinsky Vow to “Finish the Job” on PlaNYC

Please note: This was an April Fool’s Day post… Planning commissioner Amanda Burden and NYCEDC chief Seth Pinsky joined Mayor Bloomberg this morning at City Planning HQ to preview a major announcement scheduled for Earth Day, the third anniversary of the official launch of PlaNYC 2030. The mayor indicated that the city is preparing to […]