Category: News from Gale Brewer

Brewer Hails Stop-Work Order on 180 E. 88th Development

The following statement can be attributed to be Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer: “Last week, together with Councilmember Ben Kallos, I asked the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) to stop work on 180 East 88th Street. The developer there was using a loophole in the zoning code to circumvent contextual zoning. Kudos to the DOB for listening, and for issuing a stop work order today.” Background
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Brewer, Levine, and Chin Call for Transparency in Wake of Newest Deed Restriction Revelation

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Councilmember Mark Levine, and Councilmember Margaret Chin jointly issued the following statement: “Today’s revelation that another deed restriction protecting a lot in Harlem was quietly lifted at the same time as the deed restriction at Rivington House on the Lower East Side hammers home the need for a complete, public accounting of all deed restrictions. “City agencies must produce an accounting of all deed… Read more

Brewer Convenes New Youth Council for First Meeting

Photos Available Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer convened the first meeting of Council of Young Leaders of Manhattan yesterday at the Harlem State Office Building. The council, comprised of 53 young people who live or study in Manhattan, is Brewer’s new youth board, formed with the mission of empowering Manhattan youth to speak directly to government. The members were appointed by Brewer this spring through an open application process,… Read more

As “Fresh Foodbox” Program Resumes Outdoors, B.P. Brewer Honors Volunteers and Invites Lower Manhattan Workers and Residents to Take Advantage

Photos Available Borough President Gale A. Brewer and GrowNYC Executive Director Marcel van Ooyen marked the return of the 1 Centre Street “Fresh Foodbox” program to the archway outside the Municipal Building by honoring the volunteers who pack the program’s fresh food bags. The program operates year-round, but is housed within the Municipal Building during the winter. Shortly after noon, Brewer joined more than a dozen volunteers to help pack… Read more

More Than 100 Business Owners Attend Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Open House

Photos Available Today, Borough President Gale A. Brewer hosted an open house for community-based business owners to learn about government contracting and New York City’s programs for Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). Brewer sponsored the event in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office and the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services. “New York City has one of the largest municipal budgets in the world, and we have the most minority-owned… Read more

Brewer, Manhattan Borough Board Call on City to Erect Zero Net-Energy Building in Manhattan, Endorse ‘Passive House’ Green Building Standards for Incorporation in Building Code

Video of the Borough Board meeting is available here, and the Borough Board resolution can be viewed here. At a meeting led by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, the Manhattan Borough Board adopted a resolution endorsing ‘passive house’ building standards for ultra-energy efficient buildings and called for the city to undertake construction of a public project in Manhattan that complies with passive house standards. “Manhattan is the… Read more

Primary Day Voter Information

This Tuesday, April 19, 2016 is the Presidential Primary – the first of four election days in New York this year. Many polling locations have changed – please double check where you should vote by visiting the NYC Poll Site Locator and entering your address or by calling 1-866-VOTE-NYC. (If you find your polling location has changed, please share this new location with your neighbors!) For more information on the… Read more

Brewer to Con Ed, AG, City and State Agencies: “Manhattan’s Residents Must Have Cooking Gas”

In a letter to Con Edison, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and city and state regulators, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer decried an increase in gas service shutoffs in Manhattan, which has left tenants without the ability to cook for months in many cases. “I’m hearing from all sides that there’s been a spike in long-term gas service shutoffs. What I want to know from Con Ed and our regulators… Read more

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