ALIGN In the News: clip

POLITICO, Bill Mahoney. A labor-backed group has filed a complaint against one of the nation’s most prominent corporate activists, alleging he has failed to disclose his activity in New York State on issues like minimum wage and the 421-a tax exemption renewal.

Crains New York, Daisy Chung and Eddie Bautista. New York City’s construction boom shows no signs of abating. Apartment towers and commercial buildings are rising at a frenetic pace all over, including in neighborhoods that, until recently, were not considered magnets for development. What’s often overlooked is that the energy usage of these massive structures will play a huge role in the survival of our neighborhoods. ...

Gothamist, Emma Whitford. More than half of East New York’s current residents won’t be able to afford the “affordable” apartments proposed as part of Mayor de Blasio’s $41 billion housing plan, according to a report issued Thursday by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office. The report echoes what many East New York residents and housing advocates have longargued: proposed rezoning of the ...

The Brooklyn Paper, Allegra Hobbs. The city should shut a smelly Williamsburg waste transfer station that is putting both neighbors’ and workers’ health at risk with its noxious fumes, say residents and local pols who gathered Monday to rally against the facility.

New York Daily News, Ginger Adams Otis. There’s a lot of trash talk going on in North Brooklyn. Bushwick residents who live around a busy waste transfer station on Thames St. are on a mission to get the facility shut down — claiming the noxious odors and fumes are enough to make people sick. “They’re supposed to keep the garage door closed and their trucks off ...

Gothamist, Lauren Evans. Would it surprise you to learn that a very small percentage of the city's luxury high rise buildings are using the bulk of the energy? A new report for the Climate Works For All Coalition finds that just two percent of the city's tall buildings account for 45 percent of its total carbon footprint.

Curbed NY, Tanay Warerkar. Residents of New York City luxury buildings aren’t just paying some of the highest rents in the city—they’re also the biggest contributors to its pollution, according to a report released by the advocacy group Climate Works for All. The group looked at the Forbes Billionaire List, then Business Insider’s 20 Most Expensive Buildings in New York City ...

AM New York, Felipe de la Hoz. Two percent of the city’s buildings use 45% of the city’s energy, according to a new report by Climate Works For All. The organization, part of The Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN) and focused on combating climate change while creating jobs, used data that is publicly available through the city’s energy consumption reporting requirements, enacted as ...

6sqft, Dana Schulz. “Elite Emissions: How the Homes of the Wealthiest New Yorkers Help Drive Climate Change” is a new report from Climate Works for All, a project of advocacy group ALIGN. As 6sqft has previously reported, New York City is expected to be hotter, rainier, and severely underwater in the future, and this new study points to luxury buildings as one of ...

Gothamist, Nathan Tempey. The city’s system for building affordable housing is rife with labor abuses and corruption, and the mayor’s goal of having developers build 80,000 more below-market units over the next 19 years runs the risk of perpetuating those problems and leaving behind housing that’s out of reach for many current residents, according to a report [pdf] by a coalition of ...