Category: News from Gale Brewer

Brewer Announces $6 Million for Tech in 57 Manhattan Public Schools

NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a slate of capital grant awards promoting the use of technology and technology instruction in Manhattan’s public schools. The grants will be included in the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2016, whose adoption is expected later this month. “There is no better investment than in modern tools and technology for the classroom, because they help prepare our kids for… Read more

Mayor Signs BP Brewer and Council Member Mendez Law Protecting Tenants

Mayor De Blasio hands pen to Brewer to sign legislation New law will protect tenants’ quality of life and minimize disruptions from repair work NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Council Member Rosie Mendez today celebrated Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature of Int. 222, legislation requiring landlords provide tenants with advance notice for non-emergency repair work that will result in disruptions to building services. The new law establishes a general baseline of 24 hours’ advance notice… Read more

Northern Manhattan Storefront Office Is Now Open!

Brewer holds scissor after cutting ribbon at office ceremony This past Friday, Borough President Brewer welcomed elected officials, city leaders and hundreds of New Yorkers to celebrate the opening of her new Northern Manhattan Office! The street-level storefront office was opened to provide the community with an easy place to go for services and assistance on issues ranging from housing to healthcare to education to immigration. Find your way to the office at 431 West 125th Street and our… Read more

Announcing the Spring 2015 Leadership Development Series!

With hundreds of new and reappointed members taking seats on Community Boards in May, the office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 Community Board Leadership Development Series. Sessions will cover topics useful to both newly-appointed Community Board members and experienced members. Two new courses, Landmarks 101 and Unlocking Open Data, are included in this spring’s trainings, along with old favorites like Land… Read more

Celebrating 150 Years of the New York City Fire Department

On Saturday for the New York City Fire Department’s 150th Anniversary, representatives from my office visited every open firehouse in Manhattan to present certificates of thanks for the FDNY’s incredible service to our city. The FDNY celebrated by opening their doors to all New Yorkers for tours, fire safety instruction, career inquiries, and demonstrations with local firefighters, paramedics and EMTs. I joined Mayor Bill deBlasio to meet the firefighters at… Read more

Discovering Manhattan’s Neighborhoods, One Community Board at a Time

This year, my office’s Land Use team is walking through all of Manhattan’s Community Board districts to see the rich and varied architecture, history and people that make up Manhattan’s neighborhoods. By better understanding what makes these neighborhoods great, our Urban Planners can better serve the needs of the community. The team has already visited Community Boards 1, 10, and 12 (See highlights from their visit to CB 10 below),… Read more

Borough President Appoints 316 to Community Boards, Including 90 New Members

16- and 17-year olds join boards in first year under new law NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a slate of 316 appointments to Manhattan’s twelve Community Boards. The appointments will take effect on May 1, 2015, and include 90 new members, more than a quarter of the total appointments. “On zoning, land use, and how government interacts with our communities, Manhattan’s Community Boards are… Read more

Brewer and NYC & Company Foundation Announce Manhattan Cultural Tourism Grant Awards

NEW YORK — Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the NYC & Company Foundation have announced this year’s Manhattan recipients of the Borough Cultural Tourism Development Grant Program. This program is designed to promote tourism in all parts of the borough and raise domestic and international travelers’ awareness of the wide range of cultural opportunities available in Manhattan. The grants will fund the cultural organizations’ development of programming and… Read more

Elected Officials, Advocates Demand Increased Funding for School Crossing Guards to Keep NYC’s Students Safe

Improved Working Conditions Necessary to Achieve City’s Vision Zero Goals and Safer Pre-K Expansion NEW YORK—Today on the steps of City Hall, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Member Brad Lander, City Council Member and Chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee Vanessa Gibson, along with parents, students, elected officials, and safe-streets advocates from across New York City called for a significant increase in funding for school crossing guards… Read more

Borough President Unveils Legislative Package to Clarify and Improve the City’s Landmarks Process

NEW YORK –Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a legislative package to improve New York City’s landmarks review and preservation process, to be introduced in partnership with Councilmembers Dan Garodnick, Brad Lander, and Stephen Levin. “This month we are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “What better time to add more transparency and predictability to the… Read more

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