First, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have had a misguided understanding of economic empowerment and a big city arrogance. Given the rural poverty found upstate New York and the plight of low and Public Housing in NYC, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio should probably take a tour of NYC Public Housing. Who knows, they might see the $32 Billion owed public housing.
As an aside, they also don’t seem to have noticed that New York City has been using natural gas piped from Marcellus Basin into City-owned buildings over the last decade. In fact, New York State owes the former Mayor real gratitude for his Natural Gas efforts.
Unfortunately, the only segment of NYC buildings left to be retrofitted
arelow income (and Public Housing, which may be redundant) housing. Harlem activists have been lobbying NYC & NY State for natural gas conversions to improve their NYC constituencies’ interior and exterior air,…
which is likely peanuts compared to $32 billion needed.