Category: News from Gale Brewer

NOTICE: Community-Police Forum in Northern Manhattan Postponed Due to Winter Storm

Due to inclement weather, the forum originally scheduled for Monday, January 28 has been rescheduled to Monday, February 2 and 6:00pm. On Monday, February 2, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will host a dialogue on community-police relations at the Alianza Dominicana Triangle Building in Washington Heights. The event will bring members of the public, law enforcement officers, and community leaders from all walks of life together for moderated small-group… Read more

NYPD Chief O’Neill Joins BP Brewer’s Community-Police Forum

Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel and Catholic Charities’ Monsignor Kevin Sullivan also scheduled at event bringing together police and community to improve relations. NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced today that NYPD Chief of Department James P. O’Neill will attend and deliver opening remarks at a community-police forum hosted by the Borough President’s office and Catholic Charities of New York. The event will take place this… Read more

Serve on Your Manhattan Community Board and Shape Your Community, Help Government Work for Your Neighborhood

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s office is accepting applications for membership on Manhattan’s Community Boards and encourages all eligible New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan to consider applying to serve on their local Community Board. Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards are local organizations composed of 50 volunteer members serving staggered two-year terms. Community boards are tasked with being the independent and representative voices of their… Read more

Borough Presidents Announce Appointment of Clayton Banks to NYC Commission on Public Information and Communication

New York – Today, Borough Presidents Gale A. Brewer, Eric Adams, Ruben Diaz Jr., Melinda Katz, and James Oddo announced their joint appointment of Clayton Banks to the New York City Commission on Public Information and Communications (COPIC). The commission, established by the 1989 amendments to the City Charter and chaired by the Public Advocate, is tasked with publishing the New York City Public Data Directory and finding ways to… Read more

Misguided proposal from Landmarks Preservation Commission means lost NYC landmarks

I was disappointed to learn of the LPC’s announcement of a massive, short-notice, arbitrary “decalendaring”—i.e., removal from landmarks consideration— of 96 sites or districts citywide, including 36 in Manhattan. My staff and I visited all 36 on Thanksgiving weekend, days after the LPC announcement, and there are at least eight that deserve further consideration, not elimination—including the magnificent Loew’s 175th Street Theater, the former IRT Powerhouse on West 58th Street… Read more

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and NYC & Company Foundation announce grants to support cultural institutions and tourism in New York

NEW YORK, NY – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the NYC & Company Foundation have announced this year’s Manhattan recipients of the Borough Cultural Tourism Development Grant Program. This program is designed to promote tourism in all parts of the borough and raise awareness of domestic and international travelers of the wide range of cultural opportunities available in Manhattan. The grants will fund the cultural organizations’ development of… Read more

Statement on proposed tower at South Street Seaport

NEW YORK, NY – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement after the South Street Seaport Working Group meeting at which the Howard Hughes Corporation presented its proposal for a tower to be developed at the South Street Seaport. “I question whether the proposal from Howard Hughes for a huge tower on the New Market site meets the Seaport Working Group’s guidelines developed over many months of… Read more

Public School Town Hall with Chancellor Fariña

Gale and Carmen Fariña speaking to audience at Public School Town Hall meeting Over a hundred people– Parents, CEC members, teachers, principals, and community board members–  joined me and DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña at my Public School Town Hall November 12th at John Jay College.
We heard her discuss new education initiatives, including the just-announced School Renewal Program,  parent engagement, capacity framework, and school quality “Snapshots.” I raised my concerns about introducing and improving technology in schools– now that Proposal 3, the $2… Read more

Register for the Fall 2014 Community Board Leadership Training Series

The Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 Community Board Leadership Series. This series is designed to cover introductory and advanced topics useful to prospective, newly-appointed and experienced community board members as well as appointees serving on numerous other boards: BID, CEC, CAB, SWAB, museums. Trainings will be conducted at both uptown and downtown locations. Topics include:
  • Community Portal: Data and
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