More Than 700 Attend B.P. Brewer’s 2016 State of the Borough Event at New School

Manhattan elected officials, Community Board members, nonprofit leaders, educators, and residents were treated to a brief update from Brewer on her office’s work over the past year, including passage of 8 pieces of legislation, ongoing and completed rezoning work across the borough, and more than a dozen town halls and community forums on issues ranging from the LGBT community in northern Manhattan to small business owners’ concerns throughout the borough.… Read more

You’re Invited! Manhattan State of the Borough is January 31, 2016

savethedate2016 Join Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer for an interactive community conversation on residents’ most pressing concerns and the initiatives the MBPO is working on to address them. Borough President Brewer will welcome to the stage four Manhattan leaders with unique perspectives on the intersection of youth, culture, and other issues of interest to Manhattanites. Audience members are invited to live-tweet questions and comments using the hashtag #SOTB2016. Panelists will… Read more

The 2016 Application for Community Board Membership Is Now Open

2016 Application for Community Board Membership Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s office is accepting applications for Community Board membership. All eligible New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan are encouraged to consider applying. Manhattan’s 12 community boards are local organizations each composed of 50 volunteer members serving staggered two-year terms.  Community boards are tasked with being the independent and representative voices of their communities—the most grass-roots form of local government. The… 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

Manhattanites Invited to Serve on Solid Waste Advisory Board

Information session January 11, Applications accepted through January 29 The Manhattan Borough President’s office is accepting applications for membership on the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) through Friday, Jan. 29, and will be welcoming all who live, work, or study in Manhattan and are interested in serving to attend an information session Monday, Jan. 11. “The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board is a small body with a huge mission:… Read more

Statement by DSNY regarding Organics Collection

To: Borough Presidents, Council Members, Community Boards: A newspaper article reported that over the last few days the organic material collected in the Department of Sanitation curbside organics collection program is being sent to landfill as a result of the closure of the Peninsula compost facility in Delaware. The article is not correct. To be clear, residential Brown Bin material is being composted and will continue to be composted. The… Read more

Now Accepting Capital Funding Applications for FY 2017 Budget

Schools, cultural institutions, and nonprofit organizations can apply for capital funding online at http://bit.ly/MBPOgrants Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced her office is accepting applications through Friday, February 12, 2016 for Fiscal Year 2017 capital funding, and welcomed any organizations interested in capital funding to meet with her staff. Under the City Charter, each of the five borough presidents can direct the allocation of a portion of the… Read more

Council to Pass Brewer-Rose Legislation Protecting Caregivers From Employment Discrimination in NYC

The New York City Council will vote Wednesday on a bill that will protect workers who serve as caregivers for children, elderly parents and other family members. The bill, Int. No. 108, was introduced by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Councilwoman Debi Rose. Many workers in New York City juggle work responsibilities while also acting as a caregiver for children or other family members. Current city law does… Read more

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