Category: News from Gale Brewer

Friday, October 14 is the last day to register to vote in the Presidential Election on November 8!

You must be registered to vote if you want to cast your ballot in the 2016 Presidential Election on November 8! Check your registration status and confirm your party affiliation by entering your information into the NY State Voter Lookup. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so in several ways: – Register online by filling out an Electronic Voter Registration Form. – Registration forms… Read more

Hurricane Matthew Emergency Relief

Last week, Hurricane Matthew whipped through the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, killing over 1,000 people and displacing countless families. If you would like to make a contribution to the relief efforts, there are several ways you can help. Haiti Communitere is a local relief and renewal organization established after the 2010 earthquake with a proven record of disaster recovery. Madre provides aid to women and children in Haiti,… Read more

“Access Manhattan: Services for Better Communities” Fall Schedule Announced

Access Manhattan workshops are designed to help New Yorkers learn more about available city benefits, resources and services. All sessions in my Northern Manhattan Office at 431 W. 125th St. are open to the public, but please register online or call (212) 531-1609 to attend. – Workforce & Job Opportunities: October 13, 6 –8 pm
– NYCHA Training with Housing Court Answers: October 18, 6 –8 pm
– Immigration &… Read more

Fall 2016 Leadership Development Series Registration Open

The Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is pleased to announce our Fall 2016 Leadership Training series. This series will cover topics important to Community Board members and appointees. Trainings are open to the public, however registration priority will be given to Manhattan Community Board members and other Borough President appointees. Please register online to attend. Uptown (431 W. 125th St.):
– Land Use & Zoning 101: October Read more

Women’s Equality Day Rally Promotes Voter Participation and New, Crowd-Sourced NYC Archive for Women’s Activism

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer led a rally and press conference today with fellow women serving New York City as elected officials observing Women’s Equality Day, calling for increased voter participation and recognition of women’s activism. The officials were joined by Liz Abzug, daughter of U.S. Rep. Bella Abzug; Dept. of Records and Information Services Commissioner Pauline Toole; the League of Women Voters of New York City; and young… Read more

Brewer Announces Applications for Manhattan Community Award Program Funds Open Through Sept. 25, Allocates $40,000 to Promote Healthy Eating at Supermarkets

Applications accepted online at bit.ly/MBPOgrants Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer has announced the open application period for her office’s Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP), which provides funding for programming and operational expenses to nonprofit organizations and public schools. As part of this year’s program, Brewer also announced the “Fresh Taste Manhattan Initiative,” allocating $40,000 in MCAP funds for nonprofit programs that promote healthy eating and food preparation at local… Read more

Brewer, parade organizers, and elected officials hold Dominican Day Parade launch event and honor Dominican New Yorkers in public service

Photos Available Tuesday evening, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the Dominican Day Parade Committee held a launch party in Washington Heights for the upcoming Dominican Day Parade. The event was cosponsored by State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assemblymember Guillermo Linares, and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez. “The Dominican community is an essential part of today’s Manhattan and New York City, and I’ll be proud to march up Sixth Avenue with my… Read more

Help Launch the Dominican Day Parade!

poster for dominican day parade   Join Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer this Tuesday, August 9, 2016 for the official Dominican Day Parade Launch Party, co-sponsored by State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assembly Member Guillermo Linares, City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and the Dominican Day Parade Committee! This is a ticketed event so please register online or call (212) 531-2277 to celebrate with us at the historic United Palace in Washington Heights!… Read more

Brewer, Chin: Add Deed Restrictions to Unified Land Use Review Procedure

Photos available Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Councilmember Margaret S. Chin called on the City Planning Commission to make deed restriction changes subject to the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). In a letter to the City Planning Commission, Brewer and Chin cited a provision of the New York City Charter allowing it to recommend new categories of land use changes for addition to the ULURP process,… Read more

Brewer Announces $26 Million in Borough Capital Awards, Doubles Commitment to Urban Agriculture With $2 Million for School Hydroponics, Green Roofs, and Gardens

NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a slate of capital funding awards supporting the borough’s schools, parks, libraries, and community-based nonprofit organizations. The awards included $2 million supporting urban agriculture in public schools, funding facilities like in-school hydroponics labs and rooftop gardens. The awards were included in the city’s budget for the Fiscal Year 2017, which began on July 1. “Whether we’re adding hydroponics labs… Read more