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Dear EarthTalk: I’m sure there are many good environmental reasons to build a rooftop garden. Can you enlighten? And also I’d like to know how to go about creating one and whether or not some municipalities might offer incentives to do so.       


“The disorganization and lack of oversight which forced the Board to remove Gerson from the ballot is a continuation of the poor job he has done in the City Council for the past eight years,” Margaret said. “His disqualification is further proof that we need an active representative with deep roots in the community and a legacy of going the extra mile to get results on issues vital to our families.”


“Today is a great victory for all New York City tenants.  The Tenant Protection Act was signed into law because we wanted to give families the power to confront a landlord that was engaging in a pattern of behavior designed to get them out of their homes,” said Speaker Christine C. Quinn.

US Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) today endorsed Richard Aborn for Manhattan District Attorney, touting Aborn’s progressive vision and record for the office.     


According to consumer advocate Remar Sutton, there are many ways to save energy and other resources around the home without spending a lot of money. And taking action sooner rather than later will lead to ongoing savings on utility bills, so a little cash outlay now will more than pay for itself in the long run.

Pete Gleason, a civil rights attorney running for City Council in the 1st Council District, applauded the Board of Elections’ removal of Alan J. Gerson from the ballot in this September’s Democratic Primary.


NEW YORK-Richard Aborn, candidate for Manhattan DA and a member of the NYS Bar Task Force on Wrongful Convictions, today rolled out an extensive policy platform to reduce wrongful convictions and ensure greater transparency in the criminal justice system.

Important notices about important political events!

In a few short months, New Yorkers will decide whether to grant Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg a third term or give another candidate a chance to prove his mettle. The Mayor declined a recent invitation from our coalition to discuss his position on historic preservation and neighborhood planning issues. 

Where do the other 2009 Mayoral Candidates stand?

Ask them...over coffee and danish!


New York Manhattan District Attorney Richard Aborn sent out this press release yesterday: