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Mayor Bill de Blasio Vision Zero Press Conference

Jan 20, 2016 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Mayor announces $115 million in new capital funds to build on Vision Zero progress, including Safe Routes to Schools and traffic calming measures on key thoroughfares; City also piloting new initiative to test safer left turn designs   NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and NYPD Transportation Chief Thomas Chan today announced that under the city’s Vision Zero program, 2015 was officially the safest year on New York City streets since record-keeping began in 1910.   The Mayor pledged to take Vision Zero further in 2016 by unveiling $115 million in new capital investment for [Read More]

Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks at NYPD Swearing-in Ceremony

Jan 8, 2016 News , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Mayor Bill de Blasio: Excellent. It is so good to be with you here as you start down this road – as you start on this pathway to such a noble career. I want to congratulate each and every one of you for beginning a journey that I guarantee you will be one of great importance to the people of this city.   I want to thank you for making this choice.   We are joined here today, of course, with the great leadership of this department. I want to thank Commissioner Bratton, and I want to thank First Deputy [Read More]

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival of New York

Aug 9, 2015 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photos by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire FLUSHING MEADOWS-CORONA PARK (QUEENS), New York, July 9 2015 — (by Albin Lohr-Jones) – Alligators in the sewers? Perhaps not. But dragons were plentiful at the 2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Races in Queens. From the dragon dancers weaving through the crowd at the festival to the elaborately-carved “head” adorning each of the boats, the ancient Eastern symbol of prosperity and good fortune caught the eye at every turn. The NYC version of the popular summertime festival, celebrated annually across the globe, featured food, musical performances, dance and — of course — boat racing. Now in its [Read More]

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