On April 13, 2009, the NYC Brownfield Partnership hosted its first annual Brownfields Award Ceremony, and recognized New York’s most outstanding brownfield projects in eight categories representing facets of brownfields redevelopment.
“This is a great opportunity to celebrate the people who are achieving important brownfield milestones in our City. Your visionary endeavors, tenacious advocacy, and hard work have led to projects and programs that realize sustainability goals set forth in PlaNYC,” said keynote speaker Edward Skyler, NYC Deputy Mayor for Operations.
PlaNYC, which Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled on Earth Day 2007, presents a comprehensive blueprint for greening and growing the city and its services. The cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites accounts for 11 of the plans’ 127 initiatives.