Category: News from Gale Brewer

Senior Center meal distribution list (current as of 3-19-20)

In an effort to distribute this information more widely, I am posting here and directing my followers on social media to this post.
  • Senior Center Grab and Go Meals (updated 3/19 at 4pm)
  • Goddard Riverside Senior Center from 12pm-1pm
  • Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center (Goddard) from 12pm-1pm
  • Central Harlem Kennedy Senior Center from 12pm-1:30pm (note new start time)
  • Project FIND Hamilton Center from 11-12:30pm (Sunday through Friday)
  • Carter Burden Roosevelt Island
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Senior Center lunch pickup times.

Here’s the list of Manhattan senior center meal pick up locations and times (current as of 3/16 at 4:30pm):
  • Goddard Riverside Senior Center is serving from 12pm-1pm
  • LSNC (Goddard) is serving from 12pm-1pm
  • Central Harlem Kennedy Senior Center serving from 11am-1:30pm
  • Project FIND Hamilton Center serving from 11-12:30pm (Sunday through Friday)
  • Carter Burden Roosevelt Island is serving from 11:45am-1:30pm (their info is also on their network website)
  • Carter Burden Covello:
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Brewer reminds property owners of snow removal obligations

In a letter, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) – a member of my Accessibility Task Force – and I called on property owners to adhere to snow removal obligations as the winter weather ramps up. The letter was sent to the Real Estate Board of New York, the Rent Stabilization Association, the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominimiums, NAIOP NYC Chapter, and the NYC BID Association… Read more

Brewer reappointed to serve on National League of Cities’ Human Development Committee

Gale smiling with National League of Cities sign Partnering with other urban leaders means we can amplify our voice when it comes to pressing issues facing the millions of people we represent, which is why I’m thrilled to be reappointed to serve on the National League of Cities’ Human Development Committee (NLC). I look forward to continuing to work alongside my fellow committee members in pushing smart, effective policies that support our most vulnerable, strengthen the social safety… Read more

Brewer says no to Lenox Terrace rezoning proposal

NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued her formal ULURP recommendation on the zoning text amendment proposed by the Olnick Organization for its rezoning application to facilitate the development of 5 new buildings located at the Lenox Terrace complex. In her recommendation, she rejected the proposal because it came without adequate public and private investments. “There are few instances where a development the scale of the one… Read more

Announcing our fourth annual holiday diaper drive!

For many low-income working parents, getting diapers for their children is a struggle. Day care centers often require parents to supply diapers when they drop of their kids, so if the parents don’t have diapers to bring every day, they can’t work. That’s why my office, the Food Bank for New York City, and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York are launching our fourth annual holiday diaper drive to… Read more

Making Manhattan more age-friendly

Hundreds of people braved the rain to attend “Make Manhattan Mine,” my special event focused on how we can make Manhattan more age-friendly, as NYC’s senior population is projected to grow by close to 500,000 people by 2040. We kicked the afternoon off with a brain-storm session on initiatives that would help seniors in their day-to-day lives, and then held workshops on transportation, open space, and accessibility; a streetscape design… Read more

Find senior-friendly supermarkets in your neighborhood!

My office surveyed more than 200 supermarkets across the borough to identify each store’s senior-friendly policies and infrastructure. With our mobile-friendly database, you can find out which stores in your neighborhood offer amenities like wheelchair accessibility, delivery, public restrooms, escalators or elevators (for stores not at ground-level), senior discounts, and acceptance of SNAP/EBT. You can also download a PDF of the guide, organized by Manhattan’s 12 Community Board districts: Click Read more