Category: News from Gale Brewer

Public Hearing on Manhattan Congestion

While the City is currently conducting an extensive study on the effects of for-hire vehicles on city traffic, we all know that traffic congestion occurs for many reasons – and there are many possible solutions. On September 17, 2015 at 10:00 am, Borough President Brewer held a public hearing do discuss the complexities of Manhattan’s congestion problem. Watch the entire hearing below via livestream. You can also follow the online… Read more

Borough President Brewer Announces Appointment of Matthew Washington as New Deputy Borough President

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced the appointment of Matthew Washington as one of her two Deputy Borough Presidents. Washington, 32, is a Manhattan native — he grew up in East Harlem — a product of the city’s public schools, and a 10-year veteran of volunteer service on Community Board 11, where he was first elected chair at the age of 26. In his professional life, Washington has… Read more

Health Department to Spray Pesticide to Reduce the Number of Mosquitoes and the Risk of West Nile Virus

Map of NYC areas that are planned to be sprayed for pesticides To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. The neighborhoods listed below are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity and have high mosquito populations. Neighborhoods
Parts of Central Park,… Read more

School Crossing Guard Positions Open Across Manhattan

B.P. Brewer: apply to be a crossing guard and keep our kids safe With the New York City school year starting Wednesday, September 9, Manhattan Borough President announced today that the Police Department is accepting applications for school crossing guard positions across Manhattan and the city as a whole. Earlier this year, the City allocated $1.14 million in additional funds from the City budget to hire 80 new crossing guards… Read more

Applications Open for Manhattan Community Award Program Grants Through Sept. 10

Applications accepted online for first time at http://bit.ly/MBPOgrants Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer opened the application period for her office’s Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP) grants to nonprofit organizations and public schools. The deadline for submission is Thursday, September 10, 2015. “Grants like these can make a big difference for local neighborhoods and the schools and organizations serving them,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Whether it’s… Read more

MBPO Report: Fewer Than 10 Percent of Broadway Curb Cuts ADA-Compliant

View the report: Webpage | PDF Standing this morning at Broadway and East 11th Street, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued a report finding that fewer than 10 percent of curb cuts along the entire length of Broadway in Manhattan fully comply with the specifications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whose 25th anniversary was celebrated last Sunday. “If fewer than 10 percent of our curb cuts are… Read more

Brewer Writes to Mayor De Blasio and NYCHA Chair Olatoye in Response to $10m Broadband Investment’s Exclusion of Manhattan Developments

On Thursday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer sent the following letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye on the city’s failure to include any Manhattan developments as part of its newly-announced $10 million investment in free broadband for NYCHA residents. In her letter, Manhattan Borough President Brewer wrote: “While I am strongly supportive of your desire to bring free broadband to… Read more

Brewer Thanks Mayor for Announcing Friday’s Ticker Tape Parade for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement this evening, following Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that New York City will honor the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team with a ticker tape parade in lower Manhattan: “This team will turn the Canyon of Heroes into the Canyon of Heroines. It will be a history-making parade for a history-making group of athletes. “With an emphatic victory that captivated a record-breaking… Read more

Public Comment Period for East 91st Street Manhattan Transfer Station Open Through July 24

The construction of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station raises serious environmental and public safety concerns. It is an unnecessary project that places significant burden on the community – without providing justifiable benefits. Through July 24, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting comments from the public regarding the renewal of the construction and operating permits for the East 91st Street MTS. This is an… Read more

Brewer Announces $30 Million in Manhattan Capital Grant Awards for 2015

BP will fund investments in 92 schools, 9 CUNY and SUNY campuses, 16 public parks, and more Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced her office’s Fiscal Year 2016 capital grant awardees. The grants will be included in the final Fiscal Year 2016 city budget, whose adoption by the City Council is expected later this month. “Capital grants give us the opportunity to both fix nagging problems and invest… Read more

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