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A Continuous Greenbelt

Accelerate the completion of a continuous greenway surrounding the island of Manhattan. Only a few of the 20+ miles remain to make it a continuous, accessible loop for walkers, riders, strollers and others who want to soak up some scenery. This includes greenway passage around the United Nations along the East River, and passage along the riverfront in north Harlem. A fun, livable city with places to run, bike, and play... more »

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Non partisan elections

All these ideas are great. But which mayor is going to implement them and WHY? New York votes democrats. This is a fact. So as long as mayor candidates are tied to a party, the pool of candidates is limited to those who have spent their life working up the ranks of the party. Born and raised politicians with no understanding, regard, interest or NEED to do anything innovative. The best mayors the city had were Giuliani... more »

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Have city promiote local loop unbundling of broadband

That the city, to promote efficient access to broadband capability for all citizens and businesses, research the feasibility of and promote "local loop unbundling" as now implemented in many EU locals in a manner similar to what has been successful in the Netherlands.

 

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240044760/EU-states-ordered-to-unbundle-local-loop

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Prevent the next Sandy-level power outage

Hurricane Sandy caused an estimated $10B of damage to infrastructure and lost productivity during the power outage. How do we prevent this from happening again? It is imperative that public resources be devoted to ensuring that this scale of damage must not happen again. Seawalls must be considered; power stations must be protected. Gov. Cuomo called for some level of protection in his State of the State, but there... more »

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Healthcare for entrepreneurs

Work to ensure the access and understanding of health insurance programs for entrepreneurs and startups. Help reduce one of the last barriers to people starting their own companies -- the fear or not being able to find affordable coverage for themselves and their employees. PM me if you want to see this become more of a reality.

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The Accessible City

The city administration has moved to acquire the .nyc TLD - its like .com and .org but just for New Yorkers. And it has created a .NYC Advisory Board to help fashion an insightful development plan. We need digital public spaces to help the public engage and run our city. For example, "voters.nyc" with every registered voter getting a "my-city" civic space, e.g., Your.Name.voter.nyc, with candidate info, polling location,... more »

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Creative Commons NYC's Commons

Commit to advocate for the opening up of library, museum, and archive data on all the boards the Mayor sits as ex-officio on (American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Public Library, Carnegie Hall, El Museo del Barrio, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Jewish Heritage,... more »

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One stop shop for startups

Consolidate NYC Buiness Express and Business Solutions to be a one stop for NYC's business services. - Include, wizards for startups across all verticals (currently, Tech startups are missing.) - Include, how starups can provide services to government. - Include connections to programs like NYCEDC's Jumpstart. http://levin.suny.edu/jumpstartNYC/project.cfm and NYC Venture Connect, http://www.nycedc.com/program/nyc-venture-connect... more »

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