Brewer Honors Harlem Photographers at Black History Month Reception and Film Screening

On Monday, Feb. 29, hundreds gathered at MIST Harlem for Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s Black History Month reception recognizing the work of three Harlem photographers: Shawn Walker, Ming Smith, and Kwame Braithwaite. “Manhattan is a global center of the arts, and Harlem is a vital part of why that’s true,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “This Black History Month, it’s my privilege to recognize some of… Read more

Statement on Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Action on Calendar Backlog

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement following today’s special meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, at which the Commission considered actions on 95 backlogged items for landmarking consideration: “Today marks a real achievement: the Landmarks Preservation Commission is clearing its backlog through a transparent, public, accountable process. “The IRT Powerhouse on the West Side and the Loews Theater in Washington Heights are just two of 30… Read more

Black History Month Celebration Honoring Harlem Photographers, February 29

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will host a reception and film screening recognizing the work of three Harlem photographers on Monday, Feb. 29, in celebration of Black History Month. Brewer announced today the three honorees will be Shawn Walker, Ming Smith, and Kwame Braithwaite. “Manhattan is a global center of the arts, and Harlem is a vital part of why that’s true,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer.… Read more

Public Hearing on Manhattan Public School Overcrowding, March 8

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will hold a public hearing on overcrowding and facilities needs in Manhattan’s public schools on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. “Parents, students, teachers, and principals: these are the first people I ask when it comes to improving our schools’ facilities and programs, and we need to make sure all city policymakers hear their needs loud and clear,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “A… Read more

Nearly 800 Apply for Seats on Manhattan Community Boards

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced today that 785 New Yorkers have applied for membership on Manhattan’s 12 community boards in the 2016 appointment round. The total represents a 9 percent increase in applications over 2015. Of this year’s applications, 527 were from applicants not currently serving on Community Boards, a 12 percent increase over 2015. “It’s thrilling to see so many New Yorkers are ready to volunteer their… Read more

Application for Council of Youth Leaders of Manhattan Now Available!

In Manhattan and all over New York City, young people are an extraordinary source of ambitious, creative ideas. In fact, they may have the greatest stake in what government does–one day they will inherit our City. It is my pleasure to establish the Council of Young Leaders of Manhattan. I want to give our borough’s young people the tools, knowledge, and a megaphone to speak to their government on the… Read more

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

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