Category: Testimony

B.P. Brewer, Council Member Corey Johnson, and National Supermarket Association rally to end supermarket rent tax, save Manhattan supermarkets

NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Council Member Corey Johnson, and members of the National Supermarket Association rallied today to end the unfair, regressive Commercial Rent Tax (CRT) burdening supermarkets in much of Manhattan. Brewer and Johnson sponsor Intro 1472, City Council legislation that would offer supermarkets a full exemption from the CRT.

Now available: transcript, video, and testimony from public hearing on Greater East Midtown rezoning proposal

On Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm, the Manhattan Borough Board will held a public hearing on Greater East Midtown rezoning proposal, which was informed by the work conducted by the Midtown East Working Group (co-chaired by me and the City Council Member for the area, Daniel Garodnick). The Working Group conducted extensive discussions among all the neighborhood’s stakeholders, including the two Community Boards affected. This hearing is part… 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

St. John’s Terminal Proposal Isn’t Good Enough

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer recommended denial of land use applications and the transfer of development rights from the Hudson River Park Trust for the proposed redevelopment of the St. John’s Terminal site in the West Village. “A worthy plan for the St. John’s Terminal site would have more and better affordable units, a true neighborhood retail plan, and accessible public spaces that residents will actually use,” said Manhattan… Read more

TESTIMONY: Webcasting Technology

Testimony at the New York City Council Committee on Technology Hearing on the Implementation of Local Law 103 of 2013 Requiring that All Public Meetings Be Webcast February 24, 2014 Good morning, my name is Gale A. Brewer and I am the Borough President of Manhattan. Prior to being elected Borough President, I served for twelve years in the City Council, including eight years as the Chair of this wonderful… Read more

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