Category: News from Gale Brewer

Manhattan Youth Council Info Session, Friday December 11

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced that her office will form a Manhattan Youth Council to advise on the concerns of young people. An initial information session for teems will be held on December 11, 2015 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Manhattan Municipal Building. “Our youngest residents often have the greatest stake in what government does — they will inherit our city,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “On… Read more

Brewer allocates $48,000 for new Police-Community Relations Improvement Initiative

Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced her office is setting aside $48,000 in funding for a new Manhattan Police-Community Relations Improvement Initiative, to support long-term, sustainable projects aimed at restoring trust between police officers and the communities they serve. The new program’s creation was spurred by Brewer’s series of community dialogue events on police-community relations, which were hosted in partnership with civil rights attorney Norman Siegel. The… Read more

NOTICE: Special Meeting of Manhattan Borough Board Monday, November 30

A Special Session of the Manhattan Borough Board will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 8:30am for a vote on two proposed changes to the city zoning text, “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” and “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing.” The meeting will be held 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/MBPOLivestreamRead more

Community Vigil and Moment of Silence for Victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria

This evening, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer hosted a community vigil and moment of silence for the victims of recent Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, joined by Acting Consul-General Sa’ad Muhammad Bello outside the Nigerian Consulate General in New York. On Tuesday of this week, bomb blasts in the Nigerian cities of Yola and Kano claimed the lives of at least 49 people and injured at least 130 more.The… Read more

NOTICE: Manhattan Borough Board meets Thursday, November 19

The Manhattan Borough Board will meet Thursday, November 19, 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 A Special Session of the Manhattan Borough Board will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 for a vote on two proposed changes to the city zoning text, “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” and “Mandatory… Read more

NYC ‘Fair Chance’ Hiring Law Takes Effect Today; Supporters Launch Public Awareness Push

New law ensures formerly incarcerated New Yorkers have fair chance to work; Employers: consider qualifications first; don’t ask about criminal record until job offer New Yorkers with conviction histories and their advocates rallied in Brooklyn this morning to celebrate the Fair Chance Act, a new law that takes effect today that will help ensure that people with records have a fair chance at employment and are not unlawfully shut out… Read more

Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel, Brooklyn B.P. Eric Adams, and Manhattan B.P. Gale A. Brewer Issue Report on Improving Police-Community Relations

Download the complete report: Improving Police-Community Relations. Today, civil rights attorney Norman Siegel joined Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer unveiled a new report with recommendations for improving police-community relations, based on a series of community forums held by Mr. Siegel and Borough Presidents Brewer and Adams in both boroughs, involving more than a thousand total participants, as well as four online “digital… Read more

Street Closures During the Pope’s Visit

Thursday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Sept. 26, Pope Francis’ visit to our city will come with a number of street closures and traffic changes around Manhattan. The New York City Department of Transportation has made a PDF file available with traffic changes sorted by neighborhood — you can download or view it here. ABC7 has gone a step further, organizing a comprehensive web page with information on the Pope’s… Read more

Public Hearing on Manhattan Congestion

While the City is currently conducting an extensive study on the effects of for-hire vehicles on city traffic, we all know that traffic congestion occurs for many reasons – and there are many possible solutions. On September 17, 2015 at 10:00 am, Borough President Brewer held a public hearing do discuss the complexities of Manhattan’s congestion problem. Watch the entire hearing below via livestream. You can also follow the online… Read more

Borough President Brewer Announces Appointment of Matthew Washington as New Deputy Borough President

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced the appointment of Matthew Washington as one of her two Deputy Borough Presidents. Washington, 32, is a Manhattan native — he grew up in East Harlem — a product of the city’s public schools, and a 10-year veteran of volunteer service on Community Board 11, where he was first elected chair at the age of 26. In his professional life, Washington has… Read more

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