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Waste Dive, by Arlene Karidis. A new study shows that New York City’s commercial recycling rate is 19%—sharply contrasting to the national average of 34%, and down 10 points from New York’s 29% rate in 2004.

Apr 22 2016

NBC4, . An environmental group found the commercial recycling rate in NYC is as low as 19%. Rana Novini reports.

New York Daily News, by Jennifer Fermino. The city’s already abysmal commercial recycling rate has plummeted to as low as 19%, according to a new study that will be released Friday to coincide with Earth Day.

Crains New York, Maritza Silva-Farrell. Shortly after Bill de Blasio was elected mayor in 2013, a broad coalition of advocates, workers and residents came together to begin demanding real affordability in new housing and quality job opportunities in neighborhoods that would be rezoned for residential development.

POLITICO, By David Giambusso. Two former top sanitation officials on Friday will announce their support for a citywide zoning system to govern how private waste carters operate throughout the five boroughs. Brendan Sexton, who served as sanitation commissioner during the Koch administration, and Ron Gonen, who was former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “recycling czar,” will offer their support for commercial waste zones, a system ...

Crains New York, Brendan Sexton. One of the most powerful tools available to the average New Yorker to fight climate change is to recycle all that we can. We are proud of what we’ve accomplished with recycling in our homes, even if more progress is needed. But almost everyone is unsure about what businesses are doing about recycling. We don’t even know what ...

The Nation, Editors. In the spring of 2013, the architect Rafael Viñoly shared an instructive insight into the state of New York real estate with a reporter for The New York Times. “There are only two markets,” he observed, “ultraluxury and subsidized housing.”

New York Times, J. David Goodman and Mireya Navarro. A proposal by Mayor Bill de Blasio to rezone parts of the city to build more housing cleared its most important hurdle on Monday, emerging from aCity Council meeting with enough revisions to satisfy major critics and city lawmakers who had opposed the plan for not doing enough to provide housing for the poorest New Yorkers.

Feb 26 2016

The Nation, Michelle Chen . New York’s skyline keeps soaring upward, but every once in a while, gravity catches up. The latest lethal crane collapse in downtown Manhattan was another sad marker of how the real-estate industry’s breakneck ascent can reach devastating extremes.

DNAInfo, Jeff Mays. NEW YORK CITY — A majority of New Yorkers who earn more than $100,000 a year feel they're likely to be priced out of their neighborhood, according to a new poll.