Manhattan Borough President Brewer Issues Inwood Rezoning Recommendation

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued her formal recommendation on the Inwood rezoning proposal working its way through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), rejecting the plan in its current form and outlining the protections for local businesses and area tenants that would be needed for the plan to win her support. Continue Reading →

B.P. Brewer Co-hosts President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Symposium In Harlem

On Monday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will co-host and deliver remarks at the first of four My Brother’s Keeper convenings in Harlem for educators, youth services providers, researchers, and policymakers developing strategies to close opportunity gaps for young men of color in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Statement On Council’s Passage Of Legislation Creating A Charter Revision Commission

This afternoon, the New York City Council passed Int. 241, legislation sponsored by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James (above left) and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer to create a Charter Revision Commission, by a vote of 49-1. Continue Reading →

Brewer Encourages Students To Join Saturday “March For Our Lives” In NY And DC

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer encouraged students from Harlem to Houston to participate in this coming Saturday’s “March for Our Lives” demonstrations in Washington, DC and New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem Students Walk Out And March Against Gun Violence

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will greet students participating in the National School Walkout Against Gun Violence at her Northern Manhattan Office on the morning of Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Continue Reading →

Brewer To Host Black History Month Activism Awards Event At The Apollo Theater

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced the slate of honorees who will be featured at the Black History Month event her office is hosting this coming Monday, February 26, 2018, starting at 6 pm. Continue Reading →

Senator Marisol Alcántara And Others To Protest Closure Of High School For Health Careers And Sciences Uptown

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (pictured) joined the office of Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, parents and school leaders to protest the closure of the High School for Health Careers and Sciences and urge the Education Department to reconsider their decision. Continue Reading →

B.P. Brewer Travels To The Netherlands To Strengthen “Haarlem2Harlem” Cultural Ties

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is visiting the Netherlands to deliver a keynote address at The Things Network’s Global Developer Conference in Amsterdam and strengthen tech, economic development, and cultural ties between Harlem, NY and the Dutch city of Haarlem. Continue Reading →

Brewer, Espaillat, Uptown Electeds And Community Celebrate Agreement To Keep Coogan’s Open

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat gathered Sunday afternoon with a broad coalition of uptown Manhattan elected officials, Community Board members, and neighbors. Continue Reading →

Brewer Invites New Yorkers From Harlem To Hollis To Join Sustainability Board

The Manhattan Borough President’s office is accepting applications from Harlem to Hollis for membership on the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) until 5:00 pm on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Continue Reading →

Brewer-Vacca Bill To Ensure Families From Harlem To Hollis Get Free Summer Meals

Today, the New York City Council passed Intro 461, legislation sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and New York City Council Member James Vacca requiring that the NYC Dept. of Education distribute official information on summer meal locations, times, and dates every year by June 1. Continue Reading →

Manhattan Borough Board Calls For Commercial Rent Tax Reforms

In a unanimous vote this morning, the Manhattan Borough Board formally called on the City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio to pass and sign into law two bills reforming the city’s Commercial Rent Tax (CRT), to save Manhattan small businesses and supermarkets. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Adriano Espaillat Honors The Memory Of The Victims Of Flight 587

Yesterday Sunday, October 29, 2017, with their friends, families, and community leaders, New York unveiled “Flight 587 Way” at 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue in honor to the victims and their families whose lives have been marked on Monday, November 12, 2001 by this tragic accident. Continue Reading →

Borough President’s Capital Funding To Improve Patient Care And Experience From Harlem To Hollis

NYC Health + Hospitals has been awarded $388,298 in Fiscal Year 2018 capital funding through Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s Office to improve technology associated with patient care in the borough’s three public hospitals. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Host, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Attend Harlem Town Hall

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a town hall with East Harlem residents, represented by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in addition to Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Brian Benjamin, State Senator José M. Serrano and Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez. Continue Reading →

Brewer Statement On Attempts To Exclude Her From East Harlem Steering Committee Meeting

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement on the mayor’s office’s attempt to exclude her from today’s long-planned East Harlem Steering Committee meeting: Continue Reading →

Brewer Marks Women’s Equality Day With Voter Registration Drive

Manhattan Gale A. Brewer will be registering voters this Saturday, August 26, 2017, to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote in the United States. Continue Reading →

DCA Commissioner Lorelei Salas Puts Home Care Industry On Alert

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced that its Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) has launched investigations into nearly 40 home healthcare agencies  from Harlem to Hollis that represent upwards of 33,000 workers. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Bill Perkins, Adriano Espaillat, Inez Dickens, Brian A. Benjamin And Others At Harlem Town Hall

On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio will host a town hall with residents of 9thCouncil District, represented by Council Member in addition to Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Brian A. Benjamin and Assembly Member Inez Dickens. Continue Reading →