Brewer Announces $30 Million in Manhattan Capital Grant Awards for 2015

BP will fund investments in 92 schools, 9 CUNY and SUNY campuses, 16 public parks, and more Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced her office’s Fiscal Year 2016 capital grant awardees. The grants will be included in the final Fiscal Year 2016 city budget, whose adoption by the City Council is expected later this month. “Capital grants give us the opportunity to both fix nagging problems and invest… Read more

Stonewall Inn Designated a City Landmark!

Happy Pride Month! As cities across the world celebrate the 46th Anniversary the birth of the LGBT rights movement, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission has now ensured that the place where it all began is written into history. Today, the LPC voted unanimously to make the Stonewall Inn a landmark – the first LGBT landmark in New York City! The Stonewall Inn has a unique place in the history of… Read more

Statement on Threat of Mass Forced Deportations in Dominican Republic

“The Dominican Republic government has threatened a large-scale program of forced deportations of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants. This is an outrage. “The Dominican government is starting down a road paved with fear, mistrust, and racism that leads only to injustice and suffering. My heart is with New York’s Haitian community and with the many Dominican New Yorkers protesting this destructive path. New York’s immigrant heritage shows only… Read more

Statement on Emanuel AME Church Shooting in Charleston, S.C.

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on the tragedy in Charleston, S.C., which claimed nine lives last night: “With the rest of the nation, I mourn the tragedy that occurred at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina yesterday. As we learn the horrific details of this latest shooting spree, it seems clear that this was a crime of hate. “The deranged racism of… Read more

Brewer Announces $6 Million for Tech in 57 Manhattan Public Schools

NEW YORK – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a slate of capital grant awards promoting the use of technology and technology instruction in Manhattan’s public schools. The grants will be included in the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2016, whose adoption is expected later this month. “There is no better investment than in modern tools and technology for the classroom, because they help prepare our kids for… Read more

Statement on the Enactment of Net Neutrality Rules

“Today, after years of debate and millions of public comments, net neutrality rules officially go into effect. This is a big deal in the battle to ensure a free and open internet for all. However, the fight is not over as litigation from telecom companies remains pending. As I have been saying for years, reasonable regulation is necessary to make sure the internet remains an innovative ecosystem for investment and… Read more

Free Summer Meals Program for New York City Children Begins Its 2015 Season

The New York City Department of Education serves over 700,000 free meals to children every day during the school year. These meals, which include breakfast and lunch, are vital to families struggling to keep their children fed and healthy. But what happens when school lets out for the summer? Many eligible families don’t know about the federally funded Summer Meals Program offered across the city. This crucial resource provides free,… Read more

Borough President Brewer, Council Member Chin Respond to Seaport Developer Plan ‘Significantly Revise’ Seaport Tower Development

NEW YORK — Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and City Council Member Margaret Chin (D-1) responded today to a letter from David R. Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) addressed to Mayor Bill de Blasio on their effort to build a mixed use tower on the site of the Fulton Fish Market’s New Market Building adjacent to Pier 17, the South Street Seaport commercial development they are… Read more

Mayor Signs BP Brewer and Council Member Mendez Law Protecting Tenants

Mayor De Blasio hands pen to Brewer to sign legislation New law 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 Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature 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 new law establishes a general baseline of 24 hours’ advance notice… Read more

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