Category: News from Gale Brewer

Brewer Appointed Chair of National League of Cities’ Large Cities Council

“Large cities are the engines that propel our country forward. Our markets, our workforces, our transit hubs, and our scientific, educational, medical, and cultural institutions serve the whole country, and the country can only move forward if we all succeed together. That’s why I was proud to be named Chair of the Large Cities Council, part of the National League of Cities (NLC), and will be attending the NLC’s “Congressional… Read more

Borough President Brewer and Public Advocate Tish James call for charter revision

It’s been nearly 30 years since the last real overhaul of the City Charter, the governing document that functions as New York City’s constitution. With some minor changes made along the way, the 1989 charter has served us pretty well. But this city confronts new challenges — including widening income inequality, a new breed of complex development projects, and a hostile federal government threatening crucial funding streams — and it’s… Read more

A Town Hall for the Downtown Community: The WTC Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

For those who were unable to attend this week’s information session in the Manhattan Borough President’s office, here is a video of the complete 90 minute webcast. Cosponsored with 9/11 Environmental Action, the audience viewed presentations from Rupa Bhattacharyya, Special Master of the Victim Compensation Fund, and Dr. Joan Reibman, Medical Director of the World Trade Center Health Program’s Survivor Program, and both answered audience questions. The evening was moderated… Read more

Capital funding available; find out how to apply

I want the broadest possible pool of applications for the next fiscal year’s capital funding projects. Capital grants are long-term investments in property or equipment, as opposed to expenses such as salaries, utilities, or consumables. My office capital grants available to community based non-profits and public schools. But not every school or non-profit is aware of our grant program. That’s the purpose of information sessions my staff conducts to educate… Read more

A different kind of holiday donation drive: diapers!

crib filled with baby supplies for the diaper drive 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

Womens’ Suffrage Events in New York

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

Open House NY: Manhattan Municipal Building

Municipal Building on a nice day 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 NYC & Company Foundation announce grants to support cultural institutions and tourism in New York

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

Manhattan Community Awards Program (MCAP) Application Now Open

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