Category: Press Releases

Statement on Minnesota and Louisiana Police-Involved Shootings

“I’m horrified by what I’ve read and seen of the two shootings of black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota. While I honor the public service of police officers, we must confront the truth: something is systemically wrong with how law enforcement in our country interacts with people of color. “Every government official in this country must take personal responsibility for helping to fix this. The status quo… Read more

Statement on Florida Mass Shooting

The following statement was issued by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer: “I am horrified and outraged by news of the Orlando mass shooting, and my heart goes out both to Floridians and to the LGBT community nationwide. Whatever is revealed as this tragedy is investigated, this much is clear: we must rid ourselves of hate and we must act to end gun violence.”… Read more

Statement on Beth Israel Closure Rumors

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement in response to press reports suggesting Beth Israel Medical Center may close: “My office is looking for answers to the questions raised by recent reports that Beth Israel might be closing. If true, such a closure would be a major loss to the downtown community. “But it’s my understanding that long-approved site plans for the hospital’s location are restricted to… Read more

Statement on Attorney General’s Criminal and Civil Actions Against Steve Croman

The following statement can be attributed to be Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Harassing and threatening tenants is a widespread crime, but its perpetrators are too rarely investigated and prosecuted. Attorney General Schneiderman’s investigation, indictment, and civil suit against Mr. Croman are all good news for tenants, and together they send a clear message to abusive landlords. I thank the Attorney General for his leadership and hope this is… Read more

Statement on U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Athletes’ Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint

The following statement can be attributed to Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer: “Last year the U.S. Women’s National Team set an emphatic example on the field, proving they’re the best in the world. Now, by standing up and demanding fair pay, these five players are setting a critical example off the field as well. “Gender-based pay gaps exist at every rung of the economic ladder. Whether it’s at a… Read more

Brewer ensures NYCHA residents are heard in Albany

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Please Contact: Andrew Goldston | agoldston@manhattanbp.nyc.gov | 917.960.1187
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Brewer greets Manhattan public housing residents and leaders traveling to Albany this morning.
NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer sponsored a bus to Albany today, helping dozens of Manhattan public housing residents and leaders participate in Public Housing
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Brewer Statement on Crane Collapse and Recent Construction Safety Incidents

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on recent construction safety incidents in Manhattan: “Today we see yet another tragic construction safety incident with fatal results. My thoughts are with the victims of today’s crane collapse and their families, and I am grateful that more people were not hurt. “While today’s crane collapse appears to have occurred in the midst of prudent efforts to lower and secure… Read more

Statement on Horse Carriage Legislation and Central Park

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on the withdrawal of pending City Council legislation affecting the horse carriage industry and Central Park: “I don’t believe horse-drawn carriages belong in city traffic in the 21st century, but I’ve had serious concerns about the proposed compromise. The practicalities were always daunting — how the Central Park stables would be refurbished, how carriages and horses could fit in the… Read more

Brewer Responds to Sen. Ted Cruz’s Anti-Manhattan Remarks

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement in response to remarks made by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) to ABC News Monday evening: “We are one city and one state. Our heritage is diversity and tolerance, and our values are community and fair play. “As for how we govern: we do our best to feed the hungry, house the homeless, teach our children, build safe communities, and… Read more

Statement on the Passing of Former Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on the passing of former New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye: “As the first woman to serve on New York State’s highest court — and the first woman to lead it — Chief Judge Judith Kaye established herself as one of New York State’s finest public servants, one of the country’s preeminent jurists, and a true… Read more