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Neighborhoods: Revitalizing Neighborhoods

Mike Bloomberg brought new life to areas long neglected by the City, including major sections of the waterfront that had been mostly abandoned. From the South Bronx to Coney Island, and from Greenpoint and Williamsburg to Willets Point, the Mayor worked to revitalize communities with new jobs, housing, and parks.

  • Major new commercial districts built at Hudson Yards and Downtown Brooklyn, and Lower Manhattan came back stronger than ever.
  • Neighborhoods that had struggled historically – including Harlem, the South Bronx, Red Hook, and Coney Island – experienced major new investments.
  • Launched PlaNYC, a sustainability plan comprised of 132 initiatives that protected NYC’s environment, prepared the City for one million more residents, strengthened the economy, and enhanced quality of life for all New Yorkers.