Promoting Neighborhood Composting With a Visit to Chenchita’s Community Garden in E. Harlem

B.P. Brewer joined Citizens Committee for NYC and Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board to highlight resident-led composting projects helping the city achieve their “Zero Waste” goal Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer joined representatives of the Citizens Committee for New York City and the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board toured Chenchita’s Community Garden in East Harlem and held a press conference highlighting the Community Composting Grant Program’s success in promoting… Read more

Announcing the Fall 2015 Community Board Leadership Training Series

Update: Registration is closed. The Fall 2015 Community Board Leadership Development Series is beginning this month with two-hour classes on topics important to Community Board members. All sessions will be held in the Northern Manhattan office at 431 W. 125th St, and will give registration priority to Community Board members who have not yet taken courses. Sessions are also open to the public, but all must RSVP. View a complete Read more

Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel, Brooklyn B.P. Eric Adams, and Manhattan B.P. Gale A. Brewer Issue Report on Improving Police-Community Relations

Download the complete report: Improving Police-Community Relations. Today, civil rights attorney Norman Siegel joined Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer unveiled a new report with recommendations for improving police-community relations, based on a series of community forums held by Mr. Siegel and Borough Presidents Brewer and Adams in both boroughs, involving more than a thousand total participants, as well as four online “digital… Read more

Fresh Food for Seniors Program Expands to Roosevelt Island

Borough President Gale A. Brewer is pleased to announce that her office’s Fresh Food for Seniors program is expanding to Roosevelt Island! The program currently makes pre-packed bags of fresh, locally-sourced produce available to seniors every two weeks in the West Village, Chelsea, Clinton, the Upper West Side, Upper Yorkville, East Harlem, and northern Manhattan for just $8 per bag on a pay-as-you-go basis. “It’s amazing what we’ve been able… Read more

Street Closures During the Pope’s Visit

Thursday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Sept. 26, Pope Francis’ visit to our city will come with a number of street closures and traffic changes around Manhattan. The New York City Department of Transportation has made a PDF file available with traffic changes sorted by neighborhood — you can download or view it here. ABC7 has gone a step further, organizing a comprehensive web page with information on the Pope’s… Read more

Brewer to hold Urban Agriculture Symposium on Oct. 14

NEW YORK – Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced her office will sponsor a symposium on urban agriculture on October 14, to exchange knowledge, experience, and best practices for growing community-based urban agriculture programs. Brewer has made urban agriculture a focus for her office, releasing How Our Gardens Grow, a report on expanding urban gardens, farms, and other agriculture projects that followed nearly six months of surveys, interviews, and… Read more

Public Hearing on Manhattan Congestion

While the City is currently conducting an extensive study on the effects of for-hire vehicles on city traffic, we all know that traffic congestion occurs for many reasons – and there are many possible solutions. On September 17, 2015 at 10:00 am, Borough President Brewer held a public hearing do discuss the complexities of Manhattan’s congestion problem. Watch the entire hearing below via livestream. You can also follow the online… Read more

Borough President Brewer Announces Appointment of Matthew Washington as New Deputy Borough President

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced the appointment of Matthew Washington as one of her two Deputy Borough Presidents. Washington, 32, is a Manhattan native — he grew up in East Harlem — a product of the city’s public schools, and a 10-year veteran of volunteer service on Community Board 11, where he was first elected chair at the age of 26. In his professional life, Washington has… Read more

Statement on City Council Landmarks Legislation

Yesterday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer offered testimony at a hearing of the New York City Council Land Use Committee, raising her deep concerns about the current version of Int. 775. In its current form, the legislation sets up hard deadlines for the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s consideration of items on its calendar, and would ban any and all items not designated within the set time frame from reconsideration for… Read more

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