New Zoning Rules Unlock 6.5 Million Square Feet of New Commercial Office Space in New York City’s Premier Business District
Will Generate Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Public Improvements as Buildings Come Online — Alleviating Sidewalk Congestion and Creating Open Spaces
Developers Will Also Contribute Approximately Half a Billion Dollars For Specific Subway Upgrades In Nearby Stations
Additional $50 Million in Immediate Public Investment to Activate Open Spaces, including … Read more
The people in the White House want to divide us.
They want a war over who gets to be a real American. They want a war over who gets to be a person.
Gender identity, just like sexual orientation, just like race, just like where you were born, has no bearing on courage, excellence, or professionalism. Trans Americans have the right to serve just like everyone else.
Fear and distrust… Read more
Borough President Gale Brewer wrote a letter to Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, requesting the commission’s action to protect the 316 Fifth Avenue property at West 32nd Street. A copy of a letter is provided below.
MBP Brewer to LPC Chair Srinivasan Re 316 Fifth Avenue
NEEDS NEW LINK??… Read more
I was so pleased to host a meeting with the African Consul Generals at my office on Thursday, July 6. Helping the African immigrant community in Northern Manhattan has long been a priority of mine.
In 2014, I established the African Immigrant Task Force, which meets regularly. There, I am able to hear the cares and concerns of these populations — and then address solutions with leaders from these same… Read more
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer wrote a letter of support for a landmark designation for rowhouses located at 626-648 West 158th Street in Washington Heights.
2017-07-05 MBP Brewer to LPC Chair Srinivasan Re 626-648 West 158th Street… Read more
Seniors can buy fresh, locally-grown produce for just $8 per bag at senior centers, other participating sites
Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced the relaunch of her Fresh Food for Seniors program for 2017, which will operate through November. The program makes bags of fresh, locally-grown produce available for purchase bimonthly at participating senior centers and buildings in multiple Manhattan neighborhoods.
“Access to fresh food, and especially fresh… Read more
My office held its annual Iftar Dinner this past Tuesday, June 20, at my downtown office, where we broke fast with our Muslim neighbors, and celebrated local Community Board leaders. We were joined by Aisha Bah of the International High School at Union Square, who recited the Qur’an, and called to prayer by the imam of the Islamic Society of Mid Manhattan, Sheikh Ahmed Dewidar.
I was pleased to honor… Read more
Manhattan B.P. to greet commuters and deploy staff, volunteers to 82 schools with detailed flyers on how, when, and where to get free summer meals for kids
On Friday, June 16, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will lead a borough-wide Day of Action to provide parents and children with detailed information about free meals available this summer through New York City’s Summer Meals Program.
Brewer will personally greet commuters… Read more
I have written to the Department of Buildings asking why a Stop Work Order was lifted at 45 Rivington Street, also known as Rivington House. I am also calling for the original Stop Work Order to be reinstated, given the uncertainty around the original transaction, as well as the hope that the site be returned to community use.
6-15-17 Letter to DOB Re Rivington House Stop Work Order… Read more
NEW YORK – Responding to a request from Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, the New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO) today released an analysis of MTA capital repair and improvement work on the New York City subway’s signal systems, finding more than half of signal projects are late and that signal work on the 7 (Flushing) line is more than 50 percent over budget.
All of the MTA’s… Read more