Statement on F.C.C. Move to Expand Broadband Accessibility

“Chairman Wheeler is absolutely right that broadband is key to Lifeline’s future. Ubiquitous internet access has become essential to everyday life, for everything from communication and job searching to entertainment and medical care. Here in New York, we can leverage community partnerships to ensure that New Yorkers can not only afford broadband, but are trained on how to take advantage of the many opportunities provided by internet access. I will… Read more

Northern Manhattan Storefront Office Is Now Open!

Brewer holds scissor after cutting ribbon at office ceremony This past Friday, Borough President Brewer welcomed elected officials, city leaders and hundreds of New Yorkers to celebrate the opening of her new Northern Manhattan Office! The street-level storefront office was opened to provide the community with an easy place to go for services and assistance on issues ranging from housing to healthcare to education to immigration. Find your way to the office at 431 West 125th Street and our… Read more

Announcing the Spring 2015 Leadership Development Series!

With hundreds of new and reappointed members taking seats on Community Boards in May, the office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 Community Board Leadership Development Series. Sessions will cover topics useful to both newly-appointed Community Board members and experienced members. Two new courses, Landmarks 101 and Unlocking Open Data, are included in this spring’s trainings, along with old favorites like Land… Read more

Borough President Calls on Senate Leader to Disavow “Guns for Rent Laws” Hostage-Taking

Manhattan B.P. releases seven-point slate of reforms for rent laws and affordable housing NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement in response to a Daily News report indicating some upstate Republican legislators favor holding New York City’s rent laws hostage to win changes to the NY-SAFE Act: “I was shocked and disturbed to read in today’s Daily News that some upstate Republican legislators are… Read more

Brewer-Mendez Tenant Notification Bill Passes Council

Legislation will protect tenants’ quality of life and minimize disruptions from repair work NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Council Member Rosie Mendez today celebrated the Council’s passage of Int. 222, legislation requiring landlords provide tenants with advance notice for non-emergency repair work that will result in disruptions to building services. The bill establishes a general baseline of 24 hours’ advance notice for most work. For… Read more

Borough President, Solid Waste Advisory Board, and Citizens Committee for NYC Award Community Composting Grants to Groups in All Five Boroughs

Resident-led composting projects will contribute to city’s “Zero Waste” goal by promoting organics recycling NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, the Citizens Committee for New York City, and the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board today jointly announced $20,000 in grant awards for 32 community composting projects in neighborhoods across the city. The announcement comes as International Composting Awareness Week draws to a close. Through the Community Composting… Read more

Statement on Mayor’s FY16 Executive Budget

“After an initial briefing on the Mayor de Blasio’s Executive Budget, I’m impressed that he has offered a true progressive proposal that is well balanced toward serving our city’s most important needs. “In particular, the Mayor was responsive to my requests last month for increased library funding ($300 million proposed), funding to help curb homelessness (an increase to $100 million), and directing new funding to mental health services ($78 million),… Read more

Celebrating 150 Years of the New York City Fire Department

On Saturday for the New York City Fire Department’s 150th Anniversary, representatives from my office visited every open firehouse in Manhattan to present certificates of thanks for the FDNY’s incredible service to our city. The FDNY celebrated by opening their doors to all New Yorkers for tours, fire safety instruction, career inquiries, and demonstrations with local firefighters, paramedics and EMTs. I joined Mayor Bill deBlasio to meet the firefighters at… Read more

Statement upon the Death of NYPD Officer Brian Moore

“I mourn the death of Officer Brian Moore with all New Yorkers. He grew up with blue blood in his veins, and was only beginning his service to our city. We must remember that service with gratitude, and honor his sacrifice with a renewed commitment to work together to get illegal guns off the street and build a safer, united city.”… Read more

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