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

Borough President Issues Plan to Expand Urban Agriculture

Brewer announces up to $1 million in funding to promote gardening and hydroponics in schools Urban Farming Symposium announced for fall For Immediate Release: April 30, 2015 NEW YORK – At City Hall today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer released “How Our Gardens Grow, Strategies for Expanding Urban Agriculture,” a report with recommendations for expanding urban agriculture in Manhattan’s schools, senior centers, and public housing facilities. Brewer… Read more

Discovering Manhattan’s Neighborhoods, One Community Board at a Time

This year, my office’s Land Use team is walking through all of Manhattan’s Community Board districts to see the rich and varied architecture, history and people that make up Manhattan’s neighborhoods. By better understanding what makes these neighborhoods great, our Urban Planners can better serve the needs of the community. The team has already visited Community Boards 1, 10, and 12 (See highlights from their visit to CB 10 below),… Read more

Borough President Appoints 316 to Community Boards, Including 90 New Members

16- and 17-year olds join boards in first year under new law NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a slate of 316 appointments to Manhattan’s twelve Community Boards. The appointments will take effect on May 1, 2015, and include 90 new members, more than a quarter of the total appointments. “On zoning, land use, and how government interacts with our communities, Manhattan’s Community Boards are… Read more

Brewer and NYC & Company Foundation Announce Manhattan Cultural Tourism Grant Awards

NEW YORK — Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the NYC & Company Foundation have announced this year’s Manhattan recipients of the Borough Cultural Tourism Development Grant Program. This program is designed to promote tourism in all parts of the borough and raise domestic and international travelers’ awareness of the wide range of cultural opportunities available in Manhattan. The grants will fund the cultural organizations’ development of programming and… Read more

Statement on Equal Pay Day

“More than 150 years since Seneca Falls, 95 years since the ratification of the 19th amendment, and 20 years since the Beijing Declaration, we are still fighting for women’s equality. In New York women make 83 cents on the dollar compared to men – barely ahead of the national figure of 77 cents. Both at home and around the globe, the wage gap persists. And while we make progress in… Read more

Elected Officials, Advocates Demand Increased Funding for School Crossing Guards to Keep NYC’s Students Safe

Improved Working Conditions Necessary to Achieve City’s Vision Zero Goals and Safer Pre-K Expansion NEW YORK—Today on the steps of City Hall, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Member Brad Lander, City Council Member and Chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee Vanessa Gibson, along with parents, students, elected officials, and safe-streets advocates from across New York City called for a significant increase in funding for school crossing guards… Read more

Borough President Unveils Legislative Package to Clarify and Improve the City’s Landmarks Process

NEW YORK –Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a legislative package to improve New York City’s landmarks review and preservation process, to be introduced in partnership with Councilmembers Dan Garodnick, Brad Lander, and Stephen Levin. “This month we are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “What better time to add more transparency and predictability to the… Read more

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