Buying Electronics this Holiday Season?

Buying Electronics this Holiday Season?

If you’re shopping for electronics as gifts for the holidays, don’t just consider the sticker price. By choosing products that are rated as energy efficient, you will save energy and money over the lifetime of the product, and you will be doing something good for our planet.

The products guide from Energy Star will help you compare features and energy specifications on products that have been certified as energy efficient; and don’t forget to check out the “rebate and special offers locator” to find deals that will save you money this holiday season.


Keeping you informed!


As many of you may already know, there were events earlier today resulting in fatalities and injuries in: 1) Ankara, Turkey, 2) Zurich, Switzerland and 3) Berlin, Germany. We continue to monitor these events for any potential impact they may have for New York City. Help keep New York City safe. Remember, if you see something, say something.


Keep an Emergency Kit in Your Car for Severe Winter Weather

Keep an Emergency Kit in Your Car for Severe Winter Weather

Extreme cold or snowstorms can be dangerous, especially if you are stranded. If you live in an area that is prone to severe winter weather, plan ahead and keep an emergency kit in your car.

The National Weather Service has tips on what to include in your car’s emergency kit as well as other tips for home on what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold. Take an opportunity to review these tips with your teen drivers.


Gridlock Alert Days – Wednesday – Friday, December 14-16



Wednesday through Friday, December 14-16 are Gridlock Alert Days. Each year during the holiday season, the Department of Transportation designates Gridlock Alert Days as some of the busiest traffic days of the year. Whether you are traveling to work, for shopping or recreation, please consider walking, biking or taking public transportation whenever possible.

The remaining Gridlock Alert Days for this holiday season are:

* Wednesday, December 21

* Thursday, December 22

* Friday, December 23

Pulaski Bridge Early Morning Full Closure – Thursday, December 1

Pulaski Bridge Early Morning Full Closure – Thursday, December 1

The Pulaski Bridge will be fully closed from 12:01 am to 5 am on Thursday, December 1. The closure affects vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic, including the B62 bus. Detour signs will be posted. The closure is necessary as installation of the bicycle lane continues. The Greenpoint Avenue Bridge can be used as an alternate route. This work is weather dependent and may be postponed to Friday, December 2 if there is bad weather on Thursday.