Category: Press Releases
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
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
Detective Steven McDonald was a hero both for his work and his sacrifice as an NYPD officer, and for what he did afterwards. Shot and paralyzed by a 15-year-old boy, Det. McDonald forgave his assailant. He was a passionate voice for reconciliation here and around the world, a champion for Americans who live with disabilities, and a role model for us all.… Read more
Judith Clark has accepted responsibility for her involvement in a terrible crime and has become, in her decades of incarceration, a model of rehabilitation. Continuing to imprison her does not serve a social purpose, and I hope the state’s parole board will grant her release. I commend Gov. Cuomo for granting clemency.… Read more
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
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
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
Whatever the motivation, the assassinations of Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin are an unspeakable outrage. My message to Muslim New Yorkers is simple: you are our neighbors, we are proud you are part of our city, and New Yorkers of all backgrounds and all faiths grieve with your community.… Read more
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
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