Category: Press Releases

B.P. Brewer Statement on Trump executive order restricting immigration for refugees and for persons from seven predominantly Muslim countries

Borough President Brewer issued the following statement reacting to President Donald J. Trump’s signature of an executive order restricting immigration for all refugees, as well as all persons coming from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States. While text of the order is not yet publicly available, a draft obtained by media outlets and published Wednesday contained a blanket ban on all refugees and… Read more

B.P. Brewer Statement on the Passing of Wayne Barrett

It’s beyond irony that the world’s single greatest expert on Donald J. Trump died the night before Trump’s inauguration and will no longer be available to us. Wayne Barrett was, as a journalist, simultaneously excited about the new Trump stories about to unfold and, as a citizen, sad for the country. I was surprised and thrilled to see him at the opening of the Second Avenue Subway a few weeks… Read more

Statement on Street Festival Regulation Changes

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement today on Mayor de Blasio’s withdrawal of proposed changes to street festival regulations: “Governing requires patience and a willingness to get things right, even if it takes a little longer. That’s what the mayor is displaying here. “The mayor’s proposal contained real positives, but it also contained real flaws and suffered from a… Read more

Statement on the Passing of Maggi Peyton

I am saddened to share with you news of the passing of my dear friend and advisor Maggi Peyton. There are legions of Maggi acolytes in politics, government, and arts groups across this city. And I am one of them. She was the quintessential New York political operative: brilliant, quick, funny, graceful and skeptical all at once — and all that in just a glance from her piercing blue eyes.… Read more

“She saw something and she said something”: Brewer & Chelsea Officials Honor New Yorker Who Called Police About Second Chelsea Bomb

Photos Available Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and city and state elected officials recognized photographer Jane Schreibman for her role in reporting the second, undetonated improvised explosive device in Chelsea on the night of Saturday, September 17. Schreibman is the Chelsea resident who “saw something and said something” that night, finding a suspiciously modified pressure cooker on the sidewalk and notifying the authorities of what turned out to… Read more

Brewer Statement on NYC Employee Retirement System Vote to Divest From Gun Retailers

Borough President Brewer issued the following statement today, after the NYC Employee Retirement System’s board voted to divest from gun retailers: “Today we’ve made a prudent decision that contributes to the growing movement against gun violence while advancing the interests of city pension beneficiaries and New York City as a whole. Gun manufacturers’ and gun merchants’ long-term business model is growing the demand for deadly weapons, then selling those weapons… Read more

Brewer Reacts to Dallas Shootings, Will Reconvene Police-Community Roundtable Conversations Throughout Manhattan

Borough President Brewer issued this statement in reaction to the coordinated sniper attack in Dallas, Texas which killed five police officers, injured seven other officers, and injured two other individuals, and announced that her office will hold new police-community roundtable discussions throughout the borough in the coming months. Read more…Read more