Debora Barrios-Vasquez has been a New Yorker for 13 years. She works at a nonprofit and is raising two young sons. After being served with a deportation notice, Debora is seeking refuge at St. Paul and St. Andrew's Church on the Upper West Side. On June 21, 2018, B.P. Brewer spoke out in support of Debora and all immigrant New Yorkers.
NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued her formal recommendation on the Inwood rezoning proposal working its way through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), rejecting the plan in its current form and outlining the protections for local businesses and area tenants that would be needed for the plan to win her support.
“Inwood is a vibrant, multicultural neighborhood with a huge amount of rent-stabilized… Read more
NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced that for Earth Day, which falls on Sunday, April 22, her office will be distributing reusable grocery bags for free at greenmarkets and grocery stores around Manhattan. In addition, Brewer’s office will distribute reusable bags on Saturday, April 21 at the Car-Free New York Day event in Washington Heights on St. Nicholas Avenue near West 183rd Street.
New Yorkers throw… Read more
NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on the Board of Regents’ approval of a new K-12 computer science teaching certificate:
“Technology is changing our world, and there are barriers we need to bring down if our schools are going to change with it. We can’t make make computer science education truly available to all without a pipeline to train and certify dedicated computer… Read more
“Large cities are the engines that propel our country forward. Our markets, our workforces, our transit hubs, and our scientific, educational, medical, and cultural institutions serve the whole country, and the country can only move forward if we all succeed together.
That’s why I was proud to be named Chair of the Large Cities Council, part of the National League of Cities (NLC), and will be attending the NLC’s “Congressional… Read more
NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez issued the following statement reacting to the Panel for Educational Policy’s postponement of a planned vote on the closure of the High School for Health Careers in Washington Heights:
“The uptown community spoke out with one voice to save this high school, and buy-in from parents and the community is a priceless asset in public education.… Read more
It’s no secret that we’re living through a storm. The progress we’ve made toward correcting injustices in our society is looking more fragile than we hoped, and we are being challenged as racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, and transphobia once again rear their ugly heads. But a new wave of activists is rising to meet those challenges and fight injustice on a variety of fronts, and they are lighting a path… Read more
It’s been nearly 30 years since the last real overhaul of the City Charter, the governing document that functions as New York City’s constitution. With some minor changes made along the way, the 1989 charter has served us pretty well.
But this city confronts new challenges — including widening income inequality, a new breed of complex development projects, and a hostile federal government threatening crucial funding streams — and it’s… Read more
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer delivered remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony of State Senator Brian Kavanagh on February 11 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.… Read more
Good morning, honored guests.
Let us make this the beginning of renewed and strengthened friendship between two great cities and their people.
At home in the United States we say, “we shall overcome.” Here you say, “venceremos.” I say, welcome home, José Martí!
I am Gale Brewer, President of the Borough of Manhattan, where the original of this dramatic statue of José Martí has been inspiring New Yorkers for most… Read more