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nycgov:

Mayor Bloomberg and Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot today unveiled the 2012 Digital Roadmap, an update to the 2011 roadmap, a comprehensive plan outlining NYC’s digital successes and a look ahead to new initiatives to spur the development of the local tech and digital sector.

With 80 percent of its objectives complete, New York City’s Digital Roadmap: Progress and Innovation demonstrates the strides the City has made to date, driven by a vibrant technology industry, a strong social media presence, infrastructure improvements and historic investments in education. Highlights from the year are shown in the infographics above.

rachelsterne:

Excited to join Mayor Bloomberg to introduce the latest update to @nycgov’s digital roadmap, and a digital toolkit for small businesses. (Taken with Instagram)

rachelsterne:

Excited to join Mayor Bloomberg to introduce the latest update to @nycgov’s digital roadmap, and a digital toolkit for small businesses. (Taken with Instagram)

nycedc:

Mayor Bloomberg at this year’s weigh-in ceremony for Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. In case you missed it, check out: The Hot Dog Economy

Photo credits: Kristen Artz/NYC Mayor’s Office

I was actually made in New Jersey.
Meryl Streep accepting her Made In NY Award (via david)
think-progress:

Oh hey, Bloomberg’s proposed ban of super-sized soda isn’t really all that random. The research completely backs it: Soda serving sizes have had the largest increase of restaurant portions.

think-progress:

Oh hey, Bloomberg’s proposed ban of super-sized soda isn’t really all that random. The research completely backs it: Soda serving sizes have had the largest increase of restaurant portions.

nycedc: Mayor Bloomberg, Google CEO Larry Page and Cornell President David J. Skorton today announced that Google will allocate 22,000 square feet of its New York headquarters to CornellNYC Tech, while the university completes its campus on Roosevelt Island. The space will allow Cornell to build its presence in New York in close proximity to the tech companies and entrepreneurs with whom it will collaborate. This arrangement represents Google, Cornell, Technion and the City of New York’s commitment to educating and developing engineering and tech talent in New York City.

Google will initially provide Cornell with 22,000 square feet of office space on July 1, 2012, free of charge for 5 years and 6 months or until the completion of Cornell’s campus on Roosevelt Island—whichever occurs first. Additionally, Cornell will be able to expand to 58,000 square feet over five years as it builds its presence in New York City.

Google CEO Larry Page:

“I’m passionate about breaking ground in science and engineering because technology has driven many of the advances humankind has made. But we still don’t have enough people working in these areas. It’s why I am tremendously pleased that Google is giving Cornell the office space to get their new engineering university up and running in New York City.”

Learn more about the City’s groundbreaking Applied Sciences NYC initiative to build top-tier applied sciences and engineering campuses in NYC, creating jobs and maintaining the City’s global competitiveness.

Mayor Bloomberg and Mr. Met have a great reason to celebrate.
Today, Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner of Major League Baseball Allan (Bud) H. Selig and New York Mets Chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon today announced that Citi Field will host the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Read more on nyc.gov. 
Welcome to the memeification of local government via buzzfeed 

Mayor Bloomberg and Mr. Met have a great reason to celebrate.

Today, Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner of Major League Baseball Allan (Bud) H. Selig and New York Mets Chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon today announced that Citi Field will host the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Read more on nyc.gov. 

Welcome to the memeification of local government via buzzfeed 

nycgov:Mayor Bloomberg and Kermit the Frog enjoying the Yankees’ first home game of the season.

nycgov:Mayor Bloomberg and Kermit the Frog enjoying the Yankees’ first home game of the season.

NYU Announces It Will Scale Back 2031 Expansion Plans By More Than 16% So at least now there’s no more K-8 public school inside a 180-bed college dorm. via zoeschlanger

NYU Announces It Will Scale Back 2031 Expansion Plans By More Than 16% So at least now there’s no more K-8 public school inside a 180-bed college dorm. via zoeschlanger

New York’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ Has a Strong Whiff of Suburbia via NY Mag