Category: News from Gale Brewer

Brewer Honors Harlem Photographers at Black History Month Reception and Film Screening

On Monday, Feb. 29, hundreds gathered at MIST Harlem for Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s Black History Month reception recognizing the work of three Harlem photographers: Shawn Walker, Ming Smith, and Kwame Braithwaite. “Manhattan is a global center of the arts, and Harlem is a vital part of why that’s true,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “This Black History Month, it’s my privilege to recognize some of… Read more

Black History Month Celebration Honoring Harlem Photographers, February 29

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will host a reception and film screening recognizing the work of three Harlem photographers on Monday, Feb. 29, in celebration of Black History Month. Brewer announced today the three honorees will be Shawn Walker, Ming Smith, and Kwame Braithwaite. “Manhattan is a global center of the arts, and Harlem is a vital part of why that’s true,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer.… Read more

Nearly 800 Apply for Seats on Manhattan Community Boards

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced today that 785 New Yorkers have applied for membership on Manhattan’s 12 community boards in the 2016 appointment round. The total represents a 9 percent increase in applications over 2015. Of this year’s applications, 527 were from applicants not currently serving on Community Boards, a 12 percent increase over 2015. “It’s thrilling to see so many New Yorkers are ready to volunteer their… Read more

Application for Council of Youth Leaders of Manhattan Now Available!

In Manhattan and all over New York City, young people are an extraordinary source of ambitious, creative ideas. In fact, they may have the greatest stake in what government does–one day they will inherit our City. It is my pleasure to establish the Council of Young Leaders of Manhattan. I want to give our borough’s young people the tools, knowledge, and a megaphone to speak to their government on the… Read more

More Than 700 Attend B.P. Brewer’s 2016 State of the Borough Event at New School

Manhattan elected officials, Community Board members, nonprofit leaders, educators, and residents were treated to a brief update from Brewer on her office’s work over the past year, including passage of 8 pieces of legislation, ongoing and completed rezoning work across the borough, and more than a dozen town halls and community forums on issues ranging from the LGBT community in northern Manhattan to small business owners’ concerns throughout the borough.… Read more

You’re Invited! Manhattan State of the Borough is January 31, 2016

savethedate2016 Join Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer for an interactive community conversation on residents’ most pressing concerns and the initiatives the MBPO is working on to address them. Borough President Brewer will welcome to the stage four Manhattan leaders with unique perspectives on the intersection of youth, culture, and other issues of interest to Manhattanites. Audience members are invited to live-tweet questions and comments using the hashtag #SOTB2016. Panelists will… Read more

The 2016 Application for Community Board Membership Is Now Open

2016 Application for Community Board Membership Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s office is accepting applications for Community Board membership. All eligible New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan are encouraged to consider applying. Manhattan’s 12 community boards are local organizations each composed of 50 volunteer members serving staggered two-year terms.  Community boards are tasked with being the independent and representative voices of their communities—the most grass-roots form of local government. The… Read more

Statement by DSNY regarding Organics Collection

To: Borough Presidents, Council Members, Community Boards: A newspaper article reported that over the last few days the organic material collected in the Department of Sanitation curbside organics collection program is being sent to landfill as a result of the closure of the Peninsula compost facility in Delaware. The article is not correct. To be clear, residential Brown Bin material is being composted and will continue to be composted. The… Read more

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