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Affairs and Appointments – April 15, 2011

Affairs and Appointments – April 15, 2011

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Naming Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
  • Mayor Bloomberg Launches One NYC One Nation – a Multi-Pronged Civic Engagement Initiative for Immigrant New Yorkers to Kick Off Immigrant Heritage Week
  • Mayor Bloomberg, Port Authority, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New York Power Authority, Princess Cruises and Cunard Line Announce Partnership to Introduce Shore Power at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
  • Mayor Bloomberg Launches Innovation Index to Measure New York City’s Economic Transformation

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Governor Cuomo Launches ‘Recharge New York’ Program Allowing Businesses to Buy Low Cost Power and Create Jobs
  • New York State Assembly Will Passes Legislation on Rent Regulations, Tenant Protection and Other Matters
  • New York State Senate Passes Bill to help Taxpayers, Protect Children from Abuse and Increase Organ Donation

CURRENT RFPs

  • New this week:
    • DYCD: Teen Action Program
    • EDC: East Midtown Waterfront Esplanade and Greenway Project for Engineering, Design and Planning Services

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE Week of 4/18 – 4/22


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Naming Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed legislation to rename the Queensboro Bridge as the “Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge” in honor of the 105th Mayor of the City of New York, Mayor Edward I. Koch. The Mayor proposed the legislation in December and the legislation passed the City Council on March 23, 2011.  For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Launches One NYC One Nation – a Multi-Pronged Civic Engagement Initiative for Immigrant New Yorkers to Kick Off Immigrant Heritage Week
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Fatima Shama, The New York Community Trust President Lorie Slutsky, and One Nation Foundation President Henry Izumizaki today kicked-off Immigrant Heritage Week with the launch of One NYC One Nation, a citywide civic engagement initiative for immigrant New Yorkers.  Focused on empowering, educating, and strengthening immigrant communities throughout the five boroughs One NYC One Nation – a joint initiative between the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, The New York Community Trust, and the philanthropic collaborative One Nation – will create new opportunities for civic participation in each borough.  For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg, Port Authority, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New York Power Authority, Princess Cruises and Cunard Line Announce Partnership to Introduce Shore Power at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Christopher O. Ward, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck, New York Power Authority President and CEO Richard M. Kessel, Princess Cruises and Cunard Line announced a partnership to introduce shore power, which will allow cruise ships to turn off their engines and plug into the City’s electrical grid while in port, at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.  For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Launches Innovation Index to Measure New York City’s Economic Transformation
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg launched New York City’s Innovation Index, the first composite indicator that tracks overall innovation activity in New York City over time. The Index, developed and administered by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, provides a detailed analysis of the drivers of innovation in the City and how they are faring. The data will be updated every year and will be used to measure the scale and pace of the City’s economic transformation, as well as inform policies and shape a regulatory environment that promotes innovation in New York City.  For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Cuomo Launches ‘Recharge New York’ Program Allowing Businesses to Buy Low Cost Power and Create Jobs
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the ‘Recharge New York’ program that gives New York businesses the ability to buy low-cost power and spend the savings on retaining and creating jobs.  Recharge New York allocates discount power to companies across the state, an incentive that is proven to keep companies and jobs in the State.  Recharge New York replaces the Power for Jobs program, which had two flaws. First, the old program was reauthorized for only one year at a time by the Legislature, which made it difficult for any business to plan for the long term. Second, it did not accept new businesses into the program. Recharge New York improves upon Power for Jobs by allowing businesses to enter into seven-year contracts and by opening it to new participants when power is available.  For more information, click here.

New York State Assembly Will Passes Legislation on Rent Regulations, Tenant Protection and Other Matters
This week, the New York State Assembly passed the following pieces of legislation:

New York State Senate Passes Bill to help Taxpayers, to Protect Children from Abuse and Increase Organ Donation
This week, the New York State Senate passed a number of bills, including:

CURRENT RFP’s

Corn Exchange Building (due April 22, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking expressions of interest for the purchase and redevelopment of the Corn Exchange Building (the “Site”) located in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, New York. For more information, click here.

GSD Consulting Services to Assist NYCHA in Developing Homeownership Program (due May 2, 2011) – NYCHA is issuing this solicitation to invite qualified firms to submit proposals to perform outreach services to existing FHA tenants to identify tenants interested in purchasing their home, assist tenants to obtain mortgages and provide homeownership counseling. For more information, click here.

Civic Engagment (due May 4, 2011) – The Department for the Aging (DFTA) seeks a vendor to match retirees 55 years of age or older with New York City agencies that have specific, time-limited projects that will benefit from their expertise. The contract is anticipated to begin July 1, 2011. For more information, click here.

East Midtown Waterfront Park and Esplanade RFP (due May 9, 2011) – The New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide engineering, design, and planning services for the East Midtown Waterfront Esplanade and Greenway Project (the “Project”).  For more information, click here.

Arlington Yard RFEI (due May 11, 2011) – seeking expressions of interest for the use of all or any portion of an approximately 9-acre parcel of land located within the Arlington Railyard in Staten Island, NY. The Site is zoned for rail freight and industrial uses, offers exceptional access to local and continental rail and road networks, and sits immediately across from Howland Hook Marine Terminal, a major deep water container port. For more information, click here.

Renovation, Operation and Maintenance of the Carousels at Forest Park and Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens (due May 13, 2011)– Request for Proposals for the Renovation, Operation, and Maintenance of the Carousel and Snack Bar and the Optional Development, Operation and Maintenance of a Family Amusement Venue at Forest Park, Queens, and the Renovation, Operation, and Maintenance of the Carousel and Operation of Three (3) Mobile Food Units and Two (2) Souvenir Carts at Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens. For more information, click here.

Teen Action Program (May 13, 2011) – Through this RFP, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is seeking appropriately qualified organizations to deliver Teen ACTION programs to school students enrolled in Grades 7 through 10, at sites located in targeted neighborhoods in New York City (City). In addition, through a separate competition in the RFP, DYCD is seeking one Technical Assistance (TA) vendor to provide training on the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)component of the Teen ACTION curriculum and related service projects as detailed below.  For more information, click here.

Provision of Non-Secure Detention Group Homes (due May 31, 2011) – ACS Division of Youth and Family Justice is soliciting applications from organizations interested in operating non-secure detention group homes in New York City. This is an open-ended solicitation. For more information, click here.

121 West 125th Street Retail Space for Lease (due July 29, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking to lease retail spaces ranging from 800 square feet to 4,000 square feet for retail uses at 121 West 125th Street located in Manhattan. NYCEDC wishes to enter into leases with companies to provide services to residents in the neighborhood and to the neighboring communities. For more information, click here.

Bush Terminal Ground-Up Development (due December 29, 2011) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) seeks proposals for the lease of an approximately 130,000 square foot parcel of land located on Block 725, part of Lot 1, in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn (the “Site”). The Site is part of the Bush Terminal Campus and the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone. For more information, click here.

Urbancanvas (due October 14, 2012) – The urbancanvas Design Competition was a challenge to professional artists and designers to create printed designs for temporary protective structures at construction sites to beautify New York City’s streetscape. The competition sought complementary proposals for designs to enliven different types of temporary protective structures located on City-owned property: construction fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoon systems. For more information, click here.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 4/18 – 4/22

Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

There are no City Council hearings scheduled for this week.

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