The Mayor’s Corner

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ON Aug. 22, Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver and I announced a record 23 television series are being filmed in New York City — contributing to the growth of an industry that supports 100,000 jobs.

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DEPARTMENT of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Carole Post, Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) Commissioner Yolanda Jimenez and I recently launched the New York City Supported Training and Employment Preparation Services (NYC STEPS) program.

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SCHOOLS Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott recently announced that they have secured $1.5 million in private funding that will allow students across the state to take the New York State Education Department Regents Exams in January 2012.

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ASSEMBLY Speaker Sheldon Silver, city officials and I recently opened the first section of the new East River Waterfront Esplanade just south of the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan.

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FOR a lot of New Yorkers, the June page on the calendar features two very special days:

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