Delivered July 16, 2019.
I’m honored to be here tonight—not just because I’m a big fan of City & State, but because local journalism is important to our democracy—and our democracy has never needed journalism more.
I’m especially honored by Sheena Wright’s introduction. Her leadership of the United Way supports New Yorkers in so many ways—I’m humbled by her efforts and that of her staff and affiliates. And both of… Read more
The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project will fortify Manhattan’s coastline between Montgomery and 25th Streets from coastal flooding while making the waterfront more accessible to the public. The NYC Department of Design and Construction will present the plan, followed by testimony from all those interested.
Today Deputy Borough President Aldrin R. Bonilla and I led the first meeting of the Manhattan Complete Count Committee, an effort designed to ensure everyone in Manhattan is counted in the 2020 Census. The Committee includes leaders from labor groups, non-profits, business groups, and others.
I also launched a first-of-its-kind funding initiative, dubbed ‘Manhattan Counts,’ for creative solutions to reach undercounted groups.
Cities like ours, with diverse populations and large… Read more
I led a borough-wide Day of Action today to provide parents and children with detailed information about New York City’s Free Summer Meals Program, including specific sites and times. Along with dozens of volunteers, I greeted commuters, students, and parents across the borough with detailed flyers, starting bright and early at 7:30 am.
The Free Summer Meals program is an incredible resource in the fight against childhood hunger, but… Read more
Youth represent the future of New York City. To ensure that this city continues to flourish, there must be adequate funding to support programs and services that invest in our youth through improving public schools, after-school and summer programs and summer meal programs. We need funding to be directed towards our educators and social workers that provide supplementary assistance to young people in the foster care system.
To promote civic… Read more
I’m holding a public hearing on the Manhattan component of the Mayor’s borough-based jails plan as part of my effort to ensure the broader community has robust input and to inform the formal ULURP opinion I’ll issue early next month.
We’re excited to add new sites on the Upper East Side and Washington Heights to our Fresh Food for Seniors program this year, in addition to the neighborhoods from Northern Manhattan to the West Village to Roosevelt Island. Here’s how it works: seniors can place an order for $8 a week in advance, and pick up a bag of fresh fruit and vegetables (worth at least $15) the following week.… Read more
Here are the latest press clips on Borough President Gale Brewer and the work of her office.
June is the start of the unofficial “parade season” and I enjoy walking as much of each parade route as possible—and I always want to march with friends! Please join me at this month’s parades...