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
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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
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
The Manhattan Borough Board will meet Thursday, July 16, 2015, at 8:30am in the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South, New York, N.Y. Watch the meeting, livestreamed at 8:30am, here: http://bit.ly/MBPOLivestream… Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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