Category: Community Boards
100% of the paper that Department of Sanitation trucks collect in Manhattan’s is barged to Pratt Industries’ recycling mill on Staten Island where the paper is “pulped” and then used by their corrugated plant nearby and fabricated into new paper products, resulting in a rare sustainable “closed loop.” (Approximately 15% of NYC pizza boxes are made right there!)
But the plants have excess capacity—so Pratt Industries, the plants’ owner, is… Read more
This year’s slate of Manhattan’s 12 Community Board appointments include 89 new members–four of them teens–among the 320 total appointees (from a totel of 651 applicants). Following this latest round of appointments, 93 percent of all appointees now live in the district in which they are appointed. See the complete list of Manhattan Community Board members and appointees (by term) here.
If you’ve followed the process at all, you know… Read more
NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced the return of her Leadership Development Training series, a slate of workshops and seminars designed to hone the expertise of Community Board members and other Borough President appointees on important local government functions.
“Community Boards are made up of dedicated, civic-minded volunteers who should have every tool at their disposal to solve problems in their community and responsibly plan for… Read more
Community Board membership applications are now open: We’re looking for passionate and engaged New Yorkers who are dedicated to making a difference in their neighborhoods. Community Boards play an important role in shaping the character of our city. If you live or work in one of Manhattan, you’re eligible to apply for the 2019-2021 class of board members!
You can apply online here. The online application must be completed… Read more
Community board members from across Manhattan gathered Tuesday for a reception in the American Museum of Natural History’s cavernous Milstein Hall of Ocean Life to reconnect with each other and learn more about their roles.
Jim Caras, General Counsel and Land Use Director in my office made a presentation on the passage of the City Council’s Charter Revision Commission (as opposed to the Mayor’s version underway now). Hearings are due… Read more
The Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is pleased to announce our Fall 2017 Leadership Training series. This series will cover topics important to Community Board members and appointees. Trainings are open to the public, however registration priority will be given to Manhattan Community Board members and other Borough President appointees. Please register online to attend.
Click here for more information on the trainings, dates and locations.… Read more
Faith-Based Organization Development Conference Rescheduled
The Faith-Based Organization Development Conference that was cancelled tomorrow (Tuesday, March 14) has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2017. It will be at the same time (8 am – 12:30 pm) and same place 60 Wall Street, 47th Floor. If you received this email, you do not need to register again. Your seat is already reserved. We will send you another email a few… Read more
The Wall Street Journal’s Thomas MacMillan reported yesterday on how our office is experiencing a surge in applications to Community Boards.
“Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said that while her office has been putting more effort into community-board recruitment, the increase in applications is also linked to the election. Her office received 1,030 applications this year for 300 open spots on Manhattan’s 12 community boards, up from 785 in 2016… Read more
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council to raise Community Board operating budgets to $400,000 (excluding rent), an average increase of roughly $167,000.
“The people who really know New York City government know how important Community Boards are. Whether they are pushing neighborhood priorities with city agencies like Sanitation or the Police Department, or they’re vetting and negotiating major land use… Read more
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced this year’s slate of appointments to Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. The appointments took effect earlier this month and include 81 new members, more than a quarter of the 312 appointments.
“Manhattan’s community boards are at the center of negotiations and decisions on the size and character of new real estate development, how our parks and public spaces are used and cared for,… Read more