November 27, 2013

Small Businesses, the Backbone of the American Economy

This Saturday, November 30th is Small Business Saturday, when we can all show the power of the local dollar by shopping at a small business and contributing to our local economy. Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and the cornerstones of our Nation’s promise. In fact, today over half of America’s workers […]

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October 29, 2013

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

One year ago today, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast, wreaking havoc and destroying businesses and homes in its path.  After the storm passed, it was clear the road to recovery was going to be a challenge.  I’m tremendously proud of the herculean efforts of all those on the front lines of recovery but I […]

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September 24, 2013

5 Years Later – A Housing Market on the Rebound

Cross posted from Zillow.com I will never forget the uncertainty that loomed over our nation five years ago, when a financial collapse on Wall Street spurred the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. At the time, I was serving as a commissioner in New York City. I vividly remember being in City Hall when […]

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August 29, 2013

Eight Years After Hurricane Katrina: The Obama Administration’s Commitment to Rebuilding Better

This week marks the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Although a number of years have passed since that devastating storm hit the Gulf Coast, none of us will ever forget the tragic events that unfolded in its aftermath and the incredible pain inflicted on the region. That is why President Obama has made improving the […]

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August 19, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy: Helping Communities Prepare for the Impacts of a Changing Climate

From New Orleans to Cedar Rapids to Tuscaloosa to Minot – I have walked the streets and looked in the eyes of families whose lives have come crashing down around them under nature’s wrath. But nothing prepared me to come back home to New York City last October and look in the eyes of my […]

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