New York City

New York City Chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association Unveils “I Drive 25” Campaign Endorsing Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero

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The New York City chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) announced yesterday at the Vision Zero Fleets Safety Forum in Queens that its member trucks will be outfitted with bumper stickers that read: “I Drive 25: Support the Mayor’s Vision Zero Plan.”

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The New York City chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) announced yesterday at the Vision Zero Fleets Safety Forum in Queens that its member trucks will be outfitted with bumper stickers that read: “I Drive 25: Support the Mayor’s Vision Zero Plan.”

National Waste & Recycling Association Urges Caution in Proceeding with Proposed Transfer Station Legislation at New York City Council

Legislation will bring unintended consequences: higher costs, more traffic, lost jobs
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The National Waste & Recycling Association's New York City Chapter voices its concern with the proposed legislation at City Council that would cap the percentage of the city’s waste that can be handled in any one community district. 

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The National Waste & Recycling Association's New York City Chapter voices its concern with the proposed legislation at City Council that would cap the percentage of the city’s waste that can be handled in any one community district. 

NYC Chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association Responds To Citizens Budget Commission’s Recommendations for Commercial Waste Removal

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The New York City Chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association voices its strong disagreement with a Citizens Budget Commission recommendation to franchise commercial waste collection in New York City.

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The New York City Chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association voices its strong disagreement with a Citizens Budget Commission recommendation to franchise commercial waste collection in New York City.

Following IBM's Lead, SAP Just Opened A Six-Year High School In New York City

Now corporations are running public high schools. But in this case, it'll prepare students for high-demand science and technology careers and maybe even funnel them into a job at the company.
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What happens when a corporation helps create a high school?

Eight Reasons to Send Your Child to a Six-Year High School

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Looking for the fastest track your child can take to get into college and a better paying job? Consider letting them stay in high school for two more years to learn the skills that experts say open doors to a more prosperous career. This is the promise of BTECH, an innovative program launching this fall in New York City.

New York Event Explores the Future of Buildings, Cities and Sustainability

VERGE Salon examines role of technology in making cities smarter, greener and more resilient
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OAKLAND, Calif., August 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – An elite group of leaders in cities, buildings and technology will convene in New York City next month to explore the trends and technologies leading to “next-gen” buildings and cities. The day-long event, on September 16, is aimed at unlocking the opportunities created by the convergence data streams, smart grids, intelligent building systems and other technology trends.

Investing in STEM Today Builds Companies for Tomorrow

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By: Marissa Shorenstein

To visit a sixth grade class today is to be reminded of how quickly the world is changing. The students I sat with recently at Middle School 223 in the Bronx were nearly fluent in multiple coding languages and had just created their own content-based websites. They are 11 years old.

New York State of Mind: Toyota Welcomes LULAC 2014 National Convention to Big Apple

Event Marks First Time a Major Hispanic Organization To Hold Its Annual Conference in New York City, New York Hilton Midtown, July 8-12, 2014
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NEW YORK, July 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – There’s something special about experiencing New York City for the first time, which is why Toyota is excited to welcome the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2014 National Convention to the Big Apple. This year’s 85th National Convention, which will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Avenue of the Americas) from July 8-12, 2014, marks the first time that any national Hispanic organization will be holding its annual conference in New York City.

Disruptive Design Summer Class

Summer of Social Innovation Class at MFA Design for Social Innovation
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This six week evening course uses the concept of informal economies as a sandbox for urban innovations. The most transformative new ideas often come from the economic fringes. In this course, students gain a macro perspective in informal economies, learn their properties and principles, study models of urban economic development and innovation accelerators, and experience using ethnographic research methods to identify unique cultural practices in New York City. Sign up here. 

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