Modified January 21, 2013
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This is the official New York City Web site.
This page presents energy supply, use, and environmental issues concerning New York City.
OASIS is a source of maps and other geographic information about New York City.
Center for Urban Research - From the home page:
The Center for Urban Research organizes basic research on the critical issues that face New York and other large cities in the U.S. and abroad, collaborates with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other partners to help them understand how to respond to the challenges they face, and informs the media, opinion-shapers, and the public about urban research at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Our website provides access to dynamic maps, data sets, and research findings about New York City and other metropolitan centers.
The Center for Urban Research offers the CUNY Mapping Service.
This is Entergy's Indian Point Energy Center web site.
Effect of storms on New York City
The New York Times is a newspaper that has been published in New York City since 1851.
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio stations, broadcasting from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, as well as offering local programming.
WNET is a public educational television station.
This magazine reports on civic issues in New York City.
The NYCity News Service is a multi-media, Web-based outlet that feeds New York neighborhood stories to news organizations – including newspapers, broadcast stations, wire services and Internet service providers – throughout the world. The News Service is based in Midtown Manhattan and run out of a state-of-the-art multi-media newsroom at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism.
Wikimedia New York City is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as the local Wikimedia chapter for New York City and the New York metropolitan area, as well as for all Wikimedians across the Northeast US who find it most convenient to participate in meetings in New York City.
New York City news and issues
Patch provides new of local interest for some neighborhoods in New York City.
New York City's water supply areas and conduits are in the Catskills and the Hudson Valley.
View New York City's water supply areas on a Google Map.
NYC DEP New York City’s Wastewater Treatment System - a quote ...
Used water goes into New York City’s extensive wastewater treatment system. This amazing network system that cleans our wastewater consists of: over 6,000 miles of sewer pipes; 135,000 sewer catch basins; over 494 permitted outfalls for the discharge of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and stormwater; 93 wastewater pumping stations that transport it to 14 wastewater treatment plants located throughout the five boroughs.
Water tanks maintain water pressure in tall buildings.
This map shows lines and subway stops.
The combination of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries lends to the Library an extraordinary richness. It is special also in being historically a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing in a century-old, still evolving private-public partnership. The research collections (for reference only, they are located in four major centers for research) are similar to the holdings of the great national and university libraries, and the community circulating libraries (located in neighborhoods throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island) resemble classic American municipal libraries.
The Department of City Planning (DCP) promotes strategic growth, transit-oriented development, and sustainable communities in the City, in part by initiating comprehensive, consensus-based planning and zoning changes for individual neighborhoods and business districts, as well as establishing policies and zoning regulations applicable citywide.
Hurricanes present major hazards to New York City due to strong winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge.
New York City's physical environment is the result of over a billion years of geologic phenomena, including plate tectonics, mountain building, rifting of continents, glaciers, and sea level change.
NYC Wildflower Week showcases open space and native plants in New York City's five boroughs.
The Regional Plan Association is a non-profit group dedicated to promoting the quality of life and economy of the New York metropolitan area. It supports the development of downtown commercial centers, concentrations of population, and industrial centers rather than widespread decentralized development.
Central Park consists of 843 acres in Manhattan, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, 2009, runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. Section 2, between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.
This is a video about the High Line.
This is the nicely illustrated Wikipedia article on New York City.
Over 100 major companies have their headquarters in New York City.
These are articles about New York City in the British publication, The Guardian.
GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.
EPA: Heat Island Effect - a quote ...
The term "heat island" describes built up areas that are hotter than nearby rural areas. The annual mean air temperature of a city with 1 million people or more can be 1.8–5.4°F (1–3°C) warmer than its surroundings. In the evening, the difference can be as high as 22°F (12°C). Heat islands can affect communities by increasing summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, heat-related illness and mortality, and water quality.
NYC.gov: New York: A City of Neighborhoods - a quote ...
Geographically, New York is a city with 5 boroughs, 59 community districts and hundreds of neighborhoods. In 2010, the Department of City Planning issued a revised wall map displaying the neighborhood names and community district boundaries along with informative statistics on the geographic, demographic and economic profile of New York City.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) consists of all the State's major housing and community renewal agencies, including, The Affordable Housing Corporation, The Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Housing Finance Agency, State of New York Mortgage Agency, Housing Trust Fund Corporation and others.
The mission of the Architectural League is to advance the art of architecture. The League carries out its mission by promoting excellence and innovation, and by fostering community and discussion in an independent forum for creative and intellectual work in architecture, urbanism, and related disciplines. We present the work and ideas of the world’s most interesting and influential architects and designers to New York, national and international audiences, through lectures, exhibitions, publications, and the worldwide web. We identify and encourage talented young architects, through competitions, grants, exhibitions, and publications. And we help shape the future of our built environment by stimulating debate and provoking design thinking about the critical issues of our time.
Wikipedia: Brownstone - a quote ...
Common Ground’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional Supportive and Affordable Housing as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers. Common Ground’s success in ending homelessness is built on a housing model that targets individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Brownstone is a brown Triassic or Jurassic sandstone which was once a popular building material. The term is also used in the United States to refer to a terraced house (rowhouse) clad in this material.
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Created November 24, 2011