Sunday, April 24, 2022


Dear New Yorker,


Happy Earth Day! This week was "Earth Week" in City Hall. Mayor Adams opened a rooftop farm on Staten Island to grow organize produce + absorb storm water, as well as four new and remediated fields in the Red Hook Recreation Area in Brooklyn. The Mayor joined President Bill Clinton and Governor Kathy Hochul to announce the new Empire Building Playbook, which will focus on getting commercial buildings to reduce consumption and take advantage of greener forms of energy rather than relying on fossil fuels. Today Mayor Adams launched 'Building Action NYC,' a new citywide campaign to promote steps to make New York City’s buildings greener and more resilient. Together we can foster a healthier future for the city and New Yorkers.


Mayor Adams also made several sanitation announcements this week. Jessica Tisch was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation. As part of an effort to make New York City streets cleaner, alternate side parking will be fully restored beginning July 5, 2022, and in an effort to reduce New York City’s carbon footprint, funding for year-round protected bike lane cleaning will make biking an even more reliable mode of transportation for New Yorkers. The 'Clean Curbs' pilot program has been expanded citywide and aims to get garbage bags off the streets, reduce rodents from gathering, and improve aesthetics. Private entities, such as Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) or commercial property owners, can apply for the opportunity to have sealed, on-street containers for their business trash and recycling storage.


Mayor Adams hosted an Iftar dinner this week. Ramadan Mubarak to the Muslim community! 


During this holy time of year, we wish all those who celebrate to have a joyous holiday. Chag Pesach to all Jewish New Yorkers celebrating Passover! Happy Orthodox Easter to the Eastern Orthodox community!


In partnership,

Fred Kreizman

Commissioner, Mayor's Community Affairs Unit

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