December 2016 Newsletter: Staten Island Grand Jury Decision, Landmarks Preservation, Housing, Immigration, and more.
I disagree with the decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Sadly, Garner’s death is yet another instance where the outcome is utterly, tragically out of proportion to the offense—in this case, for selling loose cigarettes on a commercial strip on Staten Island. As I said after the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision, we need reforms, we need… Read more
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NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer sponsored a bus to Albany today, helping dozens of Manhattan public housing residents and leaders participate in Public Housing
January 2015 Newsletter: North Cove Marina, Killings of NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos, Roosevelt Island Library, and more
The shocking assassinations of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos coming amidst ten days of street protests over the lack of indictment in the Eric Garner case turned the holiday mood of our city on its head: one claim of injustice cruelly and murderously doubled by another. No New Yorker with a heart could avoid being sobered by the confluence of events,… Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2014 NEW YORK, N.Y. – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced today her appointment of Lucille K. Songhai as Director of Community Affairs.