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District 51

Joseph C. Borelli

Todt Hill-Emerson Hill-Lighthouse Hill-Manor Heights, New Springville-Willowbrook-Bulls Head-Travis, Freshkills Park (North), Oakwood-Richmondtown, Great Kills-Eltingville, Arden Heights-Rossville, Annadale-Huguenot-Prince's Bay-Woodrow, Tottenville-Charleston, Freshkills Park (South), Great Kills Park

Updated: Apr. 24, 2023, 5:03 p.m. | Published: Apr. 24, 2023, 1:05 p.m.

By Joseph Ostapiuk |

The Manhattan skyline seen from St. George in this file photo. (Staten Island Advance/Shira Stoll)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Meeting New York City’s ambitious climate goals will likely require bending its own zoning regulations, and a plan to fundamentally change those rules and make it easier to retrofit buildings and usher in the switch to electric vehicles is now inching over the starting line.


Published: Mar. 13, 2023, 6:30 a.m.

By Joseph Ostapiuk |

The Staten Island Ferry makes it morning run to lower Manhattan on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (Staten Island Advance/ Steve Zaffarano)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A plan to fundamentally change New York City’s zoning regulations to help reach its ambitious climate goals received an endorsement from a leading environmental organization this week in a boost to the proposal’s prospects.