Category: News from Gale Brewer
Low-income working parents—especially homeless parents—face a problem when using child care: the services often require supplying their child’s own disposable diapers. Without diapers, they can’t use child care and they can’t go to work. That’s why my office, together with Food Bank for New York City and the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York are hosting our second annual NYC holiday “Diaper Drive” to collect diapers for low-income New… Read more
Through July 22, 2018: Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York, Women in Politics
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The exhibition examines how women navigated New York politics in the 1920s through 1940s, often working behind the scenes for causes like health, labor, and good government; the central role of New York in the women’s liberation movement… Read more
As part of Open House New York, which takes place Saturday, October 14, 2017, you will once again be able to sign up for a viewing of New York City at the top of the McKim Mead & White-designed Municipal Building which houses our office. The cupola offers extraordinary views of lower Manhattan and the East River (with a slice of the Hudson River, too!). Visit www.ohny.org tomorrow, Thursday Oct.… Read more
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the NYC & Company Foundation have announced this year’s Manhattan recipients of Borough Cultural Tourism Development Grants.
The grant program promotes culture and the arts across all five boroughs by supporting the promotion of cultural events and exhibits and increasing visitor awareness of each borough’s cultural offerings.
“Manhattan’s greatest wealth is its array of cultural gems, and not just our massive institutions known… Read more
The application for the Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP) for Fiscal Year 2018 is now available!
The Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP) provides small funding awards—typically between $3,500 and $5,000—to nonprofit organizations and public schools to help support programming or operational expenses. Each award is contracted through one of five City agencies – Department for the Aging (DFTA), Department of Corrections (DOC), Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health &… Read more
Borough President Gale Brewer wrote a letter to Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, requesting the commission’s action to protect the 316 Fifth Avenue property at West 32nd Street. A copy of a letter is provided below.
MBP Brewer to LPC Chair Srinivasan Re 316 Fifth Avenue
NEEDS NEW LINK??… Read more
I was so pleased to host a meeting with the African Consul Generals at my office on Thursday, July 6. Helping the African immigrant community in Northern Manhattan has long been a priority of mine.
In 2014, I established the African Immigrant Task Force, which meets regularly. There, I am able to hear the cares and concerns of these populations — and then address solutions with leaders from these same… Read more
Seniors can buy fresh, locally-grown produce for just $8 per bag at senior centers, other participating sites
Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced the relaunch of her Fresh Food for Seniors program for 2017, which will operate through November. The program makes bags of fresh, locally-grown produce available for purchase bimonthly at participating senior centers and buildings in multiple Manhattan neighborhoods.
“Access to fresh food, and especially fresh… Read more
My office held its annual Iftar Dinner this past Tuesday, June 20, at my downtown office, where we broke fast with our Muslim neighbors, and celebrated local Community Board leaders. We were joined by Aisha Bah of the International High School at Union Square, who recited the Qur’an, and called to prayer by the imam of the Islamic Society of Mid Manhattan, Sheikh Ahmed Dewidar.
I was pleased to honor… Read more
Manhattan B.P. to greet commuters and deploy staff, volunteers to 82 schools with detailed flyers on how, when, and where to get free summer meals for kids
On Friday, June 16, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will lead a borough-wide Day of Action to provide parents and children with detailed information about free meals available this summer through New York City’s Summer Meals Program.
Brewer will personally greet commuters… Read more