The good news is that many of the 111 recommendations are either general and commonsense enough that no one could oppose them — add “environmental protection” as a “fundamental principle” in the “intent” portion of the construction code; enforce said construction codes more fully; streamline NYCDEP’s policies for removing asbestos; streamline and consolidate regulation practices. A large number are similarly unobjectionable by dint of their small-bore nature — it’s hard to imagine anyone getting too hacked-off over the idea of recycling fluorescent lightbulbs more efficiently or making staircases and water fountains more available. But a great many of them, though, are pretty freaking bold, and notably bolder and more aggressive than you’d imagine from reading the desultory coverage of it.
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By Stephen Del Percio on March 28, 2008 in Greenwich Village, Legislation, Manhattan, New York City, Retail
At Astor Wines and Spirits, two microturbines are providing enough electricity to heat, cool, and power the store and its upstairs cooking school and gallery space.