Category: News from Gale Brewer

Brewer and NYC & Company invite Manhattan cultural institutions to apply for tourism grants

Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the NYC & Company Foundation are encouraging Manhattan cultural institutions to apply for funds through the Manhattan Cultural Tourism Development Grant Program. Proposals are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 16, 2017. The grant program is designed to promote tourism in neighborhoods across the entire borough, and raise domestic and international travelers’ awareness of the wide range of cultural experiences and opportunities available… Read more

Brewer and Food Bank For New York City launch holiday donation drive for disposable diapers to help low-income working parents

Borough President Brewer and Food Bank For New York City are joining to conduct an unusual holiday donation drive: diapers. “Without diapers, low-income working parents who use child care services can’t go to work because the services require each parent to supply a day’s worth of diapers for their child,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “That’s why we’re mounting our first-ever holiday ‘Diaper Drive’ to collect these vital… Read more

Brewer opens Community Board applications for 2017

Borough President Brewer’s office is accepting applications for membership on Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards and encourages all eligible New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan to consider applying. Applications can be completed online. Applications must be complete and submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 3, 2017. (A PDF version is also available for download and can be mailed to the Borough President’s Office or… Read more

Brewer appoints Michael Kraft to NYC Panel for Educational Policy

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced the appointment of Michael Kraft to the New York City Panel for Educational Policy (PEP). The PEP, consisting of 13 appointed members and the Schools Chancellor, is the New York City public school system’s governing board, and each of the city’s five borough presidents appoints one of its members. “Michael Kraft is a strong, thoughtful voice for students and parents who has given… Read more

Friday, October 14 is the last day to register to vote in the Presidential Election on November 8!

You must be registered to vote if you want to cast your ballot in the 2016 Presidential Election on November 8! Check your registration status and confirm your party affiliation by entering your information into the NY State Voter Lookup. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so in several ways: – Register online by filling out an Electronic Voter Registration Form. – Registration forms… Read more

Hurricane Matthew Emergency Relief

Last week, Hurricane Matthew whipped through the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, killing over 1,000 people and displacing countless families. If you would like to make a contribution to the relief efforts, there are several ways you can help. Haiti Communitere is a local relief and renewal organization established after the 2010 earthquake with a proven record of disaster recovery. Madre provides aid to women and children in Haiti,… Read more

“Access Manhattan: Services for Better Communities” Fall Schedule Announced

Access Manhattan workshops are designed to help New Yorkers learn more about available city benefits, resources and services. All sessions in my Northern Manhattan Office at 431 W. 125th St. are open to the public, but please register online or call (212) 531-1609 to attend. – Workforce & Job Opportunities: October 13, 6 –8 pm
– NYCHA Training with Housing Court Answers: October 18, 6 –8 pm
– Immigration &… Read more

Fall 2016 Leadership Development Series Registration Open

The Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is pleased to announce our Fall 2016 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. Uptown (431 W. 125th St.):
– Land Use & Zoning 101: October Read more

Women’s Equality Day Rally Promotes Voter Participation and New, Crowd-Sourced NYC Archive for Women’s Activism

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer led a rally and press conference today with fellow women serving New York City as elected officials observing Women’s Equality Day, calling for increased voter participation and recognition of women’s activism. The officials were joined by Liz Abzug, daughter of U.S. Rep. Bella Abzug; Dept. of Records and Information Services Commissioner Pauline Toole; the League of Women Voters of New York City; and young… Read more

Brewer Announces Applications for Manhattan Community Award Program Funds Open Through Sept. 25, Allocates $40,000 to Promote Healthy Eating at Supermarkets

Applications accepted online at bit.ly/MBPOgrants Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer has announced the open application period for her office’s Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP), which provides funding for programming and operational expenses to nonprofit organizations and public schools. As part of this year’s program, Brewer also announced the “Fresh Taste Manhattan Initiative,” allocating $40,000 in MCAP funds for nonprofit programs that promote healthy eating and food preparation at local… Read more

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