Category: News from Gale Brewer

Borough President Stands with NYC Tour Guides and Condemns Tour Bus Operator’s Layoff Threat

Photos Available: NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer joined licensed New York City tour guides affiliated with the Guides Association of New York City and Transport Workers Union Local 225 on the steps of City Hall today for a rally supporting live tour bus guides and opposing the Gray Line tour bus operator’s scare tactics in contract negotiations. In February, the Daily News reported on a… Read more

More than 700 New Yorkers Apply for Seats on Manhattan Community Boards

Year of firsts for Manhattan boards: 16- and 17-year olds apply, and applications accepted online NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced today that 722 New Yorkers have applied for membership on Manhattan’s 12 community boards in the 2015 appointment round, a 21 percent increase over 2014. Of these applications, 470 were from new applicants, a 43 percent increase over 2014. “This is a time of big… Read more

Brewer Swaps Conventional Speech for Panel Discussion on the Future of Manhattan at Her First “State of the Borough”

Talk show format with community leaders and experts; live cable broadcast and integrated Twitter and Vine components included those outside the auditorium NEW YORK – Yesterday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer hosted her 2015 State of the Borough forum at Columbia University’s Lerner Hall in Morningside Heights. The event eschewed the format of a conventional political address for a collaborative, bottom-up aesthetic. Following introductory remarks by U.S. Senator Charles… Read more

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

Pin It on Pinterest