Category: News from Gale Brewer

Brewer distributing free reusable bags for Earth Day 2017

Brewer holding reusable tote bag next to citizen                     NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced that her office is distributing reusable grocery bags for free this Earth Day Weekend at greenmarkets, grocery stores, and the Washington Heights Earth Day and Car-Free New York Day street event. New Yorkers throw away an average of 10 single-use bags per person every week, and the city as a… Read more

Faith-based Organizations and Real Estate Development Conference & Community Board Applicant Interview Panels Update

Faith-Based Organization Development Conference Rescheduled The Faith-Based Organization Development Conference that was cancelled tomorrow (Tuesday, March 14) has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2017. It will be at the same time (8 am – 12:30 pm) and same place 60 Wall Street, 47th Floor. If you received this email, you do not need to register again. Your seat is already reserved. We will send you another email a few… Read more

State of the Borough 2017!

Six people stand smiling Thanks to all who attended yesterday’s State of the Borough event! For anyone who missed it, will have an edited version on its website shortly. And for still photos, visit our Flickr stream. Thank you to all the organizations who participated in our first State of the Borough Activist Fair: Fight for 15 (Labor), NY Immigration Coalition (Immigration), Communities United for Police Reform (Policing), Picture the Homeless (Homelessness), … Read more

Panelists announced for 2017 State of the Borough event, including immigrant rights, tech, labor, anti-poverty leaders and Trump Survival Guide author

Brewer’s activism-focused State of the Borough will include ‘activist fair’ to connect New Yorkers with volunteer opportunities

NEW YORK – On Sunday, Feb. 12, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will hold her 2017 State of the Borough event, focusing on activism and civic involvement. As in previous years, Borough President Brewer will lead a panel of prominent individuals in a discussion on this year’s theme of activism. The panel Read more

B.P. Brewer and Manhattan Borough Board to hold public hearing on Mayor de Blasio’s proposed city budget for FY 2018

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the Manhattan Borough Board will hold a public hearing on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preliminary city budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Section 241 of the New York City Charter tasks each Borough Board with holding at least one public hearing on the mayor’s budget proposal as it develops its response and statement of priorities. These… Read more

Brewer, Food Bank For New York City celebrate thousands of diapers collected in first holiday diaper drive

Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Food Bank For New York City celebrated the donation of thousands of diapers in Brewer’s first holiday diaper drive. Brewer and Brady Koch, Food Bank’s Chief Programs Officer, held a media availability and thanked New Yorkers who donated as a Food Bank truck arrived to pick up more than 9,000 diapers at Brewer’s Northern Manhattan Office and transport them to food pantry… Read more

Brewer and NYC & Company invite Manhattan cultural institutions to apply for tourism grants

Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the NYC & Company Foundation are encouraging Manhattan cultural institutions to apply for funds through the Manhattan Cultural Tourism Development Grant Program. Proposals are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 16, 2017. The grant program is designed to promote tourism in neighborhoods across the entire borough, and raise domestic and international travelers’ awareness of the wide range of cultural experiences and opportunities available… Read more

Brewer and Food Bank For New York City launch holiday donation drive for disposable diapers to help low-income working parents

Borough President Brewer and Food Bank For New York City are joining to conduct an unusual holiday donation drive: diapers. “Without diapers, low-income working parents who use child care services can’t go to work because the services require each parent to supply a day’s worth of diapers for their child,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “That’s why we’re mounting our first-ever holiday ‘Diaper Drive’ to collect these vital… Read more

Brewer opens Community Board applications for 2017

Borough President Brewer’s office is accepting applications for membership on Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards and encourages all eligible New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan to consider applying. Applications can be completed online. Applications must be complete and submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 3, 2017. (A PDF version is also available for download and can be mailed to the Borough President’s Office or… Read more

Brewer appoints Michael Kraft to NYC Panel for Educational Policy

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced the appointment of Michael Kraft to the New York City Panel for Educational Policy (PEP). The PEP, consisting of 13 appointed members and the Schools Chancellor, is the New York City public school system’s governing board, and each of the city’s five borough presidents appoints one of its members. “Michael Kraft is a strong, thoughtful voice for students and parents who has given… Read more