We covered a lot at my State of the Borough event focused on what an urban agenda looks like today, like expanding broadband access, improving bus service, addressing gentrification, and improving immigrant graduation rates.
I spoke about the work my office is doing and moderated a panel featuring former Counsel to Mayor de Blasio Maya Wiley, former Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez, Center for an Urban Future chief Jonathan… Read more
There are still tickets available to my State of the Borough event at 2 pm this Sunday at NYU’s Skirball Center! The event will focus on present-day urban policy, featuring a panel discussion with an expert group of guests. Can’t make it? The event will be live-streamed by the Manhattan News Network and posted on my Facebook page. You can also follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #SOTB2019 and #UrbanPolicyNow
How can city government work better for Manhattan? The NYC Charter is the city’s constitution and sets out how the city makes decisions. It’s an important document, but it hasn’t had a serious review in 30 years — so it’s due for a major overhaul.
If you or your organization have ideas about what needs changing, start writing testimony now and plan to attend on Wednesday — the first hearing… Read more
Growing older shouldn’t solely be about loss of abilities – it can be a time of enrichment and new growth. By 2030, it’s estimated that New York City’s 65-and-over population will be nearly double what it was in 2010. As this population grows and people live longer, staying culturally engaged is life-enhancing—and easy to do in a city as vibrant as New York.
That’s why my office sponsored “Aging … Read more
Hundreds of Dominican revelers and uptown community members joined me and my staff to kick off the Dominican Day Parade with dancing, picaderas and an award ceremony at the United Palace Theater.
More than 750,000 Dominican-Americans call New York City home—and Washington Heights is the epicenter of this growing community. I host a kickoff reception every year in partnership with Deputy Borough President Aldrin Bonilla and elected officials in the… Read more
“Creative aging is what we accomplish not in spite of aging, but because of aging…aging itself can be a catalyst for rich new experiences, offering a way to renew passions and reinvent oneself.” –Dr. Gene D. Cohen.
The arts are a way of exploring meaning and purpose. For older adults, discovering creative passions allows for new reflection and a deeper appreciation of life’s beauty. Join Manhattan Borough President Gale A.… Read more
Join Gale, the Borough President’s Office, and the Friends of Carl Schurz Park Tuesday evening for a concert featuring local musicians and students performing jazz, soul, pop, rock, and more! The concert, part of Make Music NY, will be held in beautiful Carl Schurz Park (East End Avenue at 86th Street), from 5-8pm. The run of show:
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Jazz, Pop, Standards
City Bandits… Read more
The Manhattan Borough Board will meet Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 8:30am in the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South, New York, N.Y. Watch the meeting, livestreamed at 8:30am, here: http://bit.ly/MBPOLivestream… Read more
This Saturday, Oct. 17, as part of Open House New York, Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s office will display the complete John Randel map of Manhattan — which includes the first map to plot Manhattan’s numbered street grid from Houston Street to 155th Street, as set out in the 1811 “Commissioner’s Plan.”
New York City’s five Borough Presidents are responsible for maintaining the official maps for their boroughs. The Manhattan… Read more
Every day from a storefront on 125th Street, the Manhattan Borough President’s Northern Manhattan Office helps residents with their economic, environmental and quality-of-life concerns. This fall, we are excited to launch Access Manhattan, a series of workshops and forums that connect the community with the essential city services they need.
The first workshop was on the IDNYC identification card. More events on topics ranging from tenant support, senior rent… Read more