Getting NYC to 80 x 50: Waste

Yesterday, part three of NYLCV’s series of forums on “Getting to 80 x 50” focused on waste within New York City and how to achieve the mayor’s vision for zero waste by 2030. A variety of stakeholders from both the public and private sector discussed the many flaws in our current waste management system and Read More »

Farmers Markets in New York City

Summer is now in full swing, which means it is the perfect time to seek out those farmers markets or Greenmarkets for fresh, local food. Greenmarket is a GrowNYC program consisting of a network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, fresh food box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. to provide small family farms the opportunity to sell their Read More »

New Yorkers for Parks: “The 2015 Report Card on Beaches is Here”

New Yorkers for Parks has been tracking New York City’s eight swimming beaches since 2007. The 2015 Report Card for NYC beaches, released in early June, presents findings and recommendations based on data collected by NY4P surveyors at all eight beaches that have lifeguards during the summer months of 2014. Half of the beaches scored Read More »

NYC Department of Sanitation Organics Collection Pilot Diversion Report III

New York City is in a race to achieve Zero Waste to Landfills by 2030. To do so, the city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has implemented an Organics Collection pilot program to develop an informed, pragmatic, and aggressive plan to divert organic waste in pursuit of this ambitious agenda. In June, DSNY submitted its third Read More »


As New York City approaches its 400th anniversary, it is looking for ways to address its long-term challenges such as increasing population, climate change, an evolving economy, and aging infrastructure. OneNYC is a plan to bring NYC into a better future in regards to growth, sustainability, resiliency, and equity. The plan has set ambitious goals Read More »