Joint Statement on New NYC Illegal Hotel Lawsuit

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried, and State Senator Liz Krueger jointly issued the following statement in response to news that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Special Enforcement has filed a new lawsuit targeting a major illegal hotel operator in midtown Manhattan: “We applaud the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement’s newest lawsuit to reclaim residential apartments and shut down a large-scale illegal hotel. Residential… Read more

Serve on Your Manhattan Community Board and Shape Your Community, Help Government Work for Your Neighborhood

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s office is accepting applications for membership on Manhattan’s Community Boards and encourages all eligible New Yorkers living, working, or studying in the borough of Manhattan to consider applying to serve on their local Community Board. Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards are local organizations composed of 50 volunteer members serving staggered two-year terms. Community boards are tasked with being the independent and representative voices of their… Read more

Friday, Jan. 23: Attend the Information, Training, and Recruitment Event for Teens Interested in Serving on Community Boards

Local Community Board Advertisement for teens Brewer, longtime proponent of youth on Community Boards, targets teen recruitment now that 16- and 17-year olds can serve NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced today that Friday, Jan. 23 her office will hold an information session and recruitment event for teens interested in applying for a seat on one of Manhattan’s Community Boards. “Our young people have even more of a stake in our city… Read more

January 2015 Newsletter: North Cove Marina, Killings of NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos, Roosevelt Island Library, and more

The killings of Officers Liu and Ramos.
The shocking assassinations of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos coming amidst ten days of street protests over the lack of indictment in the Eric Garner case turned the holiday mood of our city on its head: one claim of injustice cruelly and murderously doubled by another. No New Yorker with a heart could avoid being sobered by the confluence of events,… Read more

Statement upon the Wake and Funeral of NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu

NEW YORK — Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement as the wake for NYPD officer Wenjian Liu was to begin today in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn: “Wenjian Liu’s story begins like many great New Yorkers’ stories: immigrating to the United States with his family at the age of 12, he built a life and chose a career serving his fellow New Yorkers as a police officer. Our entire… Read more

Statement upon the Wake and Funeral of NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos

NEW YORK — Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement as the wake for NYPD officer Rafael Ramos was to begin this afternoon in Glendale, Queens: “New York City’s greatness is sustained by officers like Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu — fathers and sons, brothers and friends just like the rest of us, but with the important difference that they face all kinds of unknown dangers every… Read more

Borough Presidents Announce Appointment of Clayton Banks to NYC Commission on Public Information and Communication

New York – Today, Borough Presidents Gale A. Brewer, Eric Adams, Ruben Diaz Jr., Melinda Katz, and James Oddo announced their joint appointment of Clayton Banks to the New York City Commission on Public Information and Communications (COPIC). The commission, established by the 1989 amendments to the City Charter and chaired by the Public Advocate, is tasked with publishing the New York City Public Data Directory and finding ways to… Read more

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