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  New York City Site of the Week 2006  
On this page we'll spotlight another New York City website each week. If you have an NYC area favorite that you'd like us to consider for inclusion on this page, send it to us.

The links published on this page do not constitute an endorsement of any kind; these links are for informational purposes only.

Site of the Week 2005


Week of:

  07/16/06 NY Wa$teMatch manages a citywide materials exchange, provides technical assistance with solid waste reduction and environmentally preferable purchasing, and conducts informal research and development projects. Its program’s participants include New York City businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, and is operated by the NYC Materials Exchange Development Program (MEDP) at the City College of New York. MEDP aims to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of materials exchange and reuse activities in New York City, and to increase access to these innovative waste prevention services.  
  07/09/06 Greenspeakers was forms to provide progressive activists and professionals with a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communications and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.  
  07/02/06 The New York Road Runners Club lists future marathon (and other running) activities and has links to training sites and sites that sell running gear as well as other sites having to do with marathons and general running.  
The New York City Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society is committed to providing comprehensive programs and support services to help people with MS and their families better cope with the consequences of the disease, providing accurate and up-to-date information and referrals, helping people obtain or keep jobs, providing comprehensive medical care or running rehabilitation and counseling programs. The goal of the Chapter's support system is to empower people with MS and their loved ones to better control their lives.
  06/18/06 ITAC (Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation) is a non-profit economic development organization dedicated to creating and retaining jobs for New Yorkers, providing in-depth one-on-one technical assistance for New York City manufacturers and technology firms to help them stay competitive in the marketplace.  
  06/11/06 The purpose of Housing Works is to ensure that adequate housing, food, social services, drug treatment services, medical and mental health care, and employment opportunities are available to homeless persons living with AIDS and HIV and to their families.  
Got a parking ticket and don't want to make the trip downtown to pay it? Pay it online here. Also moving violations, property taxes, water charges, business taxes, consumer affairs violations, and more.
The Commission to Combat Police Corruption (CCPC) was created in 1995 as a permanent board to monitor and evaluate the anti-corruption programs, activities, commitment, and efforts of the New York City Police Department. Learn all about this Commission, how it works and what is the best way to contact them if you have a complaint.
  05/21/06 justiNYC is a photo blog that is maintained everyday by a real estate broker in Brooklyn. It features up to the minute details on goings on in the NYC real estate world as well as original photographs of building interiors that you would never think you'd see.  justiNYC is featured weekly on Curbed and Brownstoner and he is also a freelance photographer with both Block Magazine and The L Magazine.   
  05/14/06 New York City’s non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials, Build It Green! is co-sponsored by Habitat-NYC and the Community Environmental Center (CEC). In addition to offering quality salvage & surplus, the BIG! Warehouse is also NYC’s source for new green building materials. These reasonably priced, high-quality choices have the added benefit of being healthy and resource efficient.  
Citynoise began in 2001 as a simple personal blog, containing photos and brief blurbs about life in New York City. As content, comments and outside participation grew, the site eventually became the free-for-all that it is today.
The Art Commission is New York City's design review agency. Established in 1898, the Commission reviews permanent works of art, architecture and landscape architecture proposed for City-owned property. Projects include construction, renovation or restoration of buildings, such as museums and libraries; creation or rehabilitation of parks and playgrounds; installation of lighting and other streetscape elements, and design, installation and conservation of artwork.
  04/23/06 The Center for an Urban Future is a New York City-based think tank that fuses journalistic reporting techniques with traditional policy analysis to produce in-depth reports and workable policy solutions on the critical issues facing our cities. Learn much more about what this organization does at their website.  
  04/16/06 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or The Met, as it is often known, has both a permanent collection of art and visiting exhibits. Their website has images of both, along with a store where you can buy gifts and art. Also take out a membership, learn how to give to this non-profit, see a calendar of events and press clippings and much more.  
Trying to find and use a form (any form) put out by the City of New York's Department of Buildings? This search page will get you there.
  04/02/06 The Bronx Community College is a member of the CUNY network of higher learning institutions, located on University Avenue at West 181 Street. It was established in 1957 as the culmination of a decade of effort by civic-minded groups in Bronx County to meet the growing need for increased higher education facilities in the "Borough of Universities and Progress."  
  03/26/06 is a program designed to continue energy efficiency, low-income services, research and development, and environmental protection programs during the State’s transition to electric retail competition, and is a key element in the restructuring of New York’s electric utility industry.  
  03/19/06 The mission of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College is to promote the use of renewable and efficient energy technologies in urban communities. This is done through education, training, workforce development, research, and project facilitation. It supports clean energy development and energy conservation as the means to protect the environment, enhance public health, and position New York City to capture emerging economic development opportunities in the energy sector.  
  03/12/06 Downtown Veterinary Hospitals is a group of 3 (Tribeca/Soho, West Village, Battery Park) full-service veterinary hospitals in Lower Manhattan, each offering a wide range of healthcare for pets in all of the downtown area. Each of the three animal hospitals have their own website - that you can reach from this central site - where you can meet the staff, acquaint yourself with their facilities, and learn more about their services.  


The L Magazine is another one of the many sites dedicated to cataloguing all the happenings in and around New York City. Besides event listings there are also many reviews and feature articles, as well as blogs. You can get personalized listings, movie times, special events, and free stuff by signing up with your email address at the site.  
  02/26/06 Citidex is a very comprehensive Directory, Guide & Yellow Pages for New York City. Included are listings for every New York City neighborhood. There are listings available for local government, schools & churches, restaurants, shopping, maps, subways, airports, hotels, parks, hospitals & more.  
  02/19/06 The Healthy NY program is a unique program designed to assist small business owners in providing their employees and their employees' families with the health insurance they need and deserve. In addition, uninsured sole proprietors and workers whose employers do not provide health insurance may also purchase comprehensive coverage directly through the Healthy NY program. These packages are made more affordable through State sponsorship, so that more uninsured small employers and uninsured employed individuals are able to purchase health insurance coverage.  
  02/12/06 The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority NYSERDA  is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 by the New York State legislature and administers the New York Energy Smart program, working to help New York State save energy, reduce energy costs, protect the environment and improve the economy. The New York Energy Smart program provides energy efficiency services, including those directed at the low-income sector, research and development, and environmental protection activities.  
The Statue of Liberty National Monument celebrated her 120th birthday last October. It is one of the most-visited sites anywhere in this country, and it's right here in New York. At this site you can find all the stats and info on this symbol of our liberty given to us by the people of France a long time ago as a symbol of our friendship.
At this site you can join the the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, which provides a wide range of promotional, support and advocacy services to assist its Members, works to attract new investment to the borough and improve local business conditions.  The Brooklyn Chamber was founded in 1918 and  is a business assistance and economic development organization dedicated to helping businesses grow and to promoting the economic development of Brooklyn. There are currently over 1,300 member of the Brooklyn Chamber, small and large local businesses, located in neighborhoods across the borough.
The Harlem Book Fair was founded in 1999 and the first fair was held on Harlem's West 125th Street. It is presently the largest African American book event nationally with festivals held in eight cities. The fair was created as a not-for-profit event by QBR The Black Book Review as a platform for authors, publishers, booksellers and buyers all could meet and celebrate their love of books, culture, education, family and literacy.
What could be more appropriate for New York City than a museum  for tall buildings ? Founded in 1996, The Skyscraper Museum is a private, not-for-profit, educational corporation devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The museum celebrates, through exhibitions and publications and programs for the public, the city's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines.
The South Street Seaport Museum is all about New York City history, especially about the history of the port of New York. Find links to many other New York City history sites, learn how to volunteer at the museums, and find out lots about tall ships, plus much more.
  01/01/06 The mission of TreesNY, according to their website, "is to plant, preserve, protect and care for New York's trees through education and action."   They are active in all five boroughs of New York City, and the surrounding region in making people aware of how trees add beauty to city streets. Also how trees provide cleaner air by removing carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen and trapping pollutants, and providing shade in the summer and solar heating in the winter.  
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