The dominant narrative is that New York City’s economy is booming. But it’s only booming for some. In places like Brownsville, Brooklyn and University Heights in the Bronx, unemployment is still more than 10%, compared to the city-wide rate of 4.3%.
More Dangerous Than Ever, a new report from Transform Don’t Trash NYC, finds that crashes in the commercial sanitation industry have doubled over the last two years.
A whole building approach to emissions
Buildings produce almost 70% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The city will not meet its climate change commitment of reducing emissions 80% by 2050 unless it targets its big buildings, and unless it take a “whole building” approach that covers the use of fossil fuels, electricity, and central steam.