Brewer announces results of revamped Community Board application process

New York, N.Y. – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced the results of a revamped Community Board application process, in which nearly 600 people were interviewed and took part in training exercises on conflict of interest, budgeting, and land use. Following a three-month process, 321 Community Board members were appointed for 2014-16 terms – and 25 percent were new members, many of them participating in public service for… Read more

Join us for the premiere of “It’s Everybody’s Ocean” on May 14!

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB) cordially invite you to the NYC premiere screening of “It’s Everybody’s Ocean” on May 14 from 5:30-8:00pm, followed by a short film – “The 5 Gyres North Atlantic Gyre Expedition”. 100% of the proceeds from the event will go towards the MSWAB’s annual Composting Grants program, awarded to small community composters around NYC, as well as other… Read more

NOTICE: Manhattan Borough Board meets Thursday, April 17

The Manhattan Borough Board will meet Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 8:30 A.M., at the Safe Horizon Manhattan Child Advocacy Center, 1753 Park Ave., 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. The meeting will include a vote on a resolution supporting Int. No. 1183, a Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to after-hours work authorization.… Read more

Brewer hails signing of intern protections bill

Mayor de Blasio and Gale smiling with interns First introduced by Brewer, law extends City’s Human Rights Law to protect interns from harassment In more than 30 years of public service, I have sponsored over 1,000 interns in my career and they work as hard as many full-time employees I’ve seen. Interns deserve equal protection under the law, and this legislation does just that, extending the City’s Human Rights Law to include unpaid interns. I’m delighted that the… Read more

BP Brewer, Comptroller Stringer reach agreement with de Blasio administration for West 95th Street homeless shelter

Agree to examine long-term changes to City’s homeless policy Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on April 14 announced an agreement with New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Lilliam Barrios-Paoli and Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Gilbert Taylor to reduce by half the number of families at Freedom House, a homeless shelter for adult families on West… Read more

Brewer co-sponsors bills to protect street trees, promote car-sharing

Part of aggressive legislative agenda. Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer on April 10 co-sponsored bills to protect street trees from construction (Int. 268-2014) and reserve spaces in public parking facilities for car-sharing programs (Int. 267-2014) – part of an aggressive legislative agenda since taking borough-wide office. The two bills introduced today were co-sponsored with Council Member Rosie Mendez and were re-introductions of legislation Brewer first… Read more

SCRIE eligibility expansion will help thousands more NYC seniors

I support Councilmember Margaret Chin’s bill (Intro 243) to increase the eligibility cap for SCRIE eligibility from $29,000 to $50,000, and I’m grateful for the efforts of Manhattan Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh for his tireless efforts in getting this passed in Albany, and for Gov. Cuomo in agreeing to have the state pay for the first two years of newly-eligible seniors. The SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption) Program will… Read more

Brewer, leading preservationists call for reforms to landmarking process

As Rizzoli Bookstore prepares to close and the fate of its building unknown, Brewer calls for preservation of remaining “icons from another era.” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and representatives from the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the Historic Districts Council called April 4 for reforms to the landmarking process on the heels of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) refusing to consider landmark status for the Rizzoli building at 31… Read more

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