NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a slate of capital funding awards supporting the borough’s schools, parks, libraries, and community-based nonprofit organizations. The awards included $2 million supporting urban agriculture in public schools, funding facilities like in-school hydroponics labs and rooftop gardens. The awards were included in the city’s budget for the Fiscal Year 2017, which began on July 1.
“Whether we’re adding hydroponics labs in our schools, renovating parks, or improving libraries, our goal is always the same: build a better Manhattan,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Capital funds give us the opportunity to invest in our neighborhoods, and it’s the people in our neighborhoods — kids, families, and seniors — who make Manhattan truly special.” Read more…