Category: News from Gale Brewer

Brewer announces Manhattan capital grant awardees

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer has announced the following list of capital grant awardees in the release of the Mayor’s Executive Budget. Each year, as part of the City’s budget process, Borough Presidents are mandated by the City Charter to receive a portion of the City’s capital budget for capital funding – purchase or improvement of fixed assets such as buildings or other infrastructure. B.P.s then allocate that funding… Read more

Brewer calls on City Hall to reject Airbnb’s business model

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is calling on City Hall to reject Airbnb’s business model and fight its efforts to legalize the now illegal use of apartments for commercial use. In a letter to Mayor de Blasio, Brewer warns that using residences as unregulated hotels risks further reducing the number of affordable and rent-regulated apartments in the City – right when they are most needed. The practice also creates… Read more

BP Brewer, local residents, first responders, organized labor, elected officials announce committee to establish monument to sick and injured 9/11 responders and survivors

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Rep Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, N.Y. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, N.Y. State Senator Daniel Squadron, NYC Council Member Margaret Chin, NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento, NYC Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez, NYC Uniformed Fire Officers President Al Hagan, 9/11 responder and President of the FealGood Foundation John Feal, Kimberly Flynn, Chair… Read more

Brewer calls for dedicated funding source for affordable housing in NYC

Also Recommends Reforming Zoning Policies as City Tackles Growing Crisis in Affordability With housing costs the biggest issue confronting Manhattan, Borough President Gale A. Brewer is calling for a dedicated funding source to create affordable housing in the borough and a dramatic re-think of zoning policies to ensure all new developments include affordable as well as middle-income units. “Manhattan and the City as a whole are suffering a crisis in… Read more

Brewer announces results of revamped Community Board application process

New York, N.Y. – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced the results of a revamped Community Board application process, in which nearly 600 people were interviewed and took part in training exercises on conflict of interest, budgeting, and land use. Following a three-month process, 321 Community Board members were appointed for 2014-16 terms – and 25 percent were new members, many of them participating in public service for… Read more

Brewer hails signing of intern protections bill

Mayor de Blasio and Gale smiling with interns First introduced by Brewer, law extends City’s Human Rights Law to protect interns from harassment In more than 30 years of public service, I have sponsored over 1,000 interns in my career and they work as hard as many full-time employees I’ve seen. Interns deserve equal protection under the law, and this legislation does just that, extending the City’s Human Rights Law to include unpaid interns. I’m delighted that the… Read more

Brewer praises March 26 passage of intern protections bill

Unpaid interns deserve protections against harassment, which is why I am proud to have co-sponsored today’s City Council bill to unsure they enjoy the full protection of the New York City Human Rights Law. In more than 30 years of public service, I have had over 1,000 interns. They have been invaluable – and we should value them in turn. Background: BP Brewer first introduced the interns protection bill in… Read more

Brewer co-sponsors four bills

Pressing forward with an active legislative agenda, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer on Feb. 26 co-sponsored four pieces of legislation in the City Council. All were reintroductions from her time in the Council. Int. 89-2014 – with Council Member Levin: A bill to require the Department of Social Services to provide semiannual reports to the Council regarding referrals to adult protective services. Int. 108-2014 – with Council Member Rose: … Read more

2014 Community-Scale Composting Grant

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB), and Citizens Committee for New York City invite you to apply for a grant to start, expand, and grow composting programs. Eligibility Requirements:
  • Completed proposal submitted by March 28, 2014
  • Community association, community garden, friends of park group, housing development group, nonprofit, school, college/university, hospital, or private business
  • Group must have permission to start or expand this
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Brewer appoints Athena Moore as Director of Northern Manhattan Office

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Athena Moore as Northern Manhattan Director. Athena Moore brings a wealth of expertise in policy advocacy, health and human services, and strategic planning – as well as a deep commitment to public service and broad experience working collaboratively – and I’m very pleased that she is joining our team. Our goal is to strengthen our community partnerships, ramp up constituent services, and… Read more

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