Category: Press Releases
NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the Department of Building’s decision to revoke permits for the Extell development on West 66th Street:
“I applaud today’s decision by the Department of Buildings (DOB) to revoke the permits for Extell’s proposed supertall tower on West 66th Street. From the beginning, I have opposed the developer’s decision to use a monstrous 160-foot… Read more
NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement following the City Council’s approval of the Central Harlem Historic District today:
“The blocks that make up the Central Harlem Historic District are a living piece of history, speaking to events from Harlem’s 19th-century building boom to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. I thank Council Member Bill Perkins and the Council’s Land Use Committee for… Read more
NEW YORK – Reacting to the news of a 50 percent editorial staff layoff at the New York Daily News, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today issued the following public statement:
“TRONC’s executives should be ashamed of themselves for hollowing out a storied newspaper with a tremendous record of getting things done for the people of this city.
“Written local news — both online and in print — is… Read more
NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez issued the following statement reacting to the Panel for Educational Policy’s postponement of a planned vote on the closure of the High School for Health Careers in Washington Heights:
“The uptown community spoke out with one voice to save this high school, and buy-in from parents and the community is a priceless asset in public education.… Read more
For Immediate Release: Sunday, January 14, 2018
NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat gathered Sunday afternoon with a broad coalition of uptown Manhattan elected officials, Community Board members, and neighbors to celebrate the agreement between Coogan’s and New York-Presbyterian Hospital that will keep the beloved Washington Heights pub open for years to come.
The locally-owned, 33-year-old pub was slated to close after… Read more
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement in response to the September 11 Memorial and Museum’s announcement of a “permanent dedication” to honor 9/11 survivors and responders:
“It’s good news that the 9/11 Memorial has agreed to honor 9/11 responders and survivors on the public site of the Memorial’s grounds.
“Just this past weekend, Firefighter Ray Pfeifer died from his 9/11-related cancer.
“A monument to him and… Read more
Good morning. It is an honor to be here today, on the cusp of Memorial Day weekend, to celebrate relighting The Eternal Light Flagstaff- and the upcoming renovations around the monument.
I want to thank Madison Square Park Conservancy Executive Director Keats Myer, Board Chair Sheila It Davidson, Board Chair Emeritus David Berliner, our borough’s Parks Commissioner William Castro, and Dan McSweeney, President of the United War Veterans Council for… Read more
Timothy Caughman’s murder – the murder of a black New Yorker, targeted because he was black – is an outrage. We must not remain a country where people are assaulted and murdered simply for being who they are. Hate is a plague afflicting our country, and we are all responsible for fighting it.… Read more
Jimmy Breslin made our city a better place because he made life worse for those who exploited, those who took advantage, those who were all talk. He would argue with me if I called him ‘classy’ but that’s a very good definition of class in my book.
His words were driven by his heart — and it showed in thousands of newspaper columns and a handful of very good novels.… Read more
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on the observance of International Women’s Day:
“The first February Women’s Day observance was in 1909, right here in New York, in recognition of the 1908 International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union strike. More than a century later, the struggle for recognition and equal rights for women in the workplace and society as a whole continues, and is entering a critical… Read more