Statement on Energy Conservation During Extreme Summer Weather

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on energy conservation during this week’s extreme summer heat: “Mayor de Blasio was absolutely right to note the importance of energy conservation and suggest New Yorkers refrain from running their air conditioners at the coolest possible temperature. We must all work together to reduce the risk of blackout and brownout conditions. “However, raising the thermostat is only the beginning. Throughout… Read more

MBPO Report: Fewer Than 10 Percent of Broadway Curb Cuts ADA-Compliant

View the report: Webpage | PDF Standing this morning at Broadway and East 11th Street, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued a report finding that fewer than 10 percent of curb cuts along the entire length of Broadway in Manhattan fully comply with the specifications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whose 25th anniversary was celebrated last Sunday. “If fewer than 10 percent of our curb cuts are… Read more

Brewer Announces Public Hearing on Manhattan Traffic Congestion

Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced a public hearing on Manhattan traffic congestion, its causes, and potential solutions. Brewer issued the following statement: “Uber and for-hire vehicles are only one piece of a larger congestion puzzle, and we need to have a broader conversation on congestion causes and solutions in Manhattan. That’s why I am convening a public hearing, as authorized by the City Charter, to fully explore… Read more

Brewer Writes to Mayor De Blasio and NYCHA Chair Olatoye in Response to $10m Broadband Investment’s Exclusion of Manhattan Developments

On Thursday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer sent the following letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye on the city’s failure to include any Manhattan developments as part of its newly-announced $10 million investment in free broadband for NYCHA residents. In her letter, Manhattan Borough President Brewer wrote: “While I am strongly supportive of your desire to bring free broadband to… Read more

Brewer Thanks Mayor for Announcing Friday’s Ticker Tape Parade for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement this evening, following Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that New York City will honor the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team with a ticker tape parade in lower Manhattan: “This team will turn the Canyon of Heroes into the Canyon of Heroines. It will be a history-making parade for a history-making group of athletes. “With an emphatic victory that captivated a record-breaking… Read more

Brewer Calls for Ticker Tape Parade for Victorious U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today asked Mayor de Blasio to authorize a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes in Lower Manhattan to honor the U.S. Women’s National Team, who won the 2015 FIFA World Cup yesterday. In a letter addressed to the mayor, Brewer wrote: “New York has a strong history of honoring sports teams in the Canyon of Heroes, but has never held a… Read more

Public Comment Period for East 91st Street Manhattan Transfer Station Open Through July 24

The construction of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station raises serious environmental and public safety concerns. It is an unnecessary project that places significant burden on the community – without providing justifiable benefits. Through July 24, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting comments from the public regarding the renewal of the construction and operating permits for the East 91st Street MTS. This is an… Read more

Statement on the Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision announced today in Obergefell v. Hodges: “Four years ago, New Yorkers and Americans across the country celebrated our state’s seemingly-impossible achievement in enacting marriage equality. Just four years later, we are celebrating a civil rights victory guaranteeing equal rights for same-sex couples across the country. “Congratulations to the committed LGBT advocates and activists who have… Read more

Statement on Addition of South Street Seaport to National List of Endangered Historic Places

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on the addition of the South Street Seaport to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” list: “The National Trust’s designation only confirms what we in Manhattan already know: the Seaport area is at risk — and very much worth preserving. “In many ways, the Seaport is where New York City’s economic development began,… Read more

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