Post Tagged with: "Gale Brewer"

Many who attended the town hall held signs of opposition to the proposed jail, which would straddle the Civic Center and Chinatown. (Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

Anger Boils Over at Town Hall on Chinatown Jail Plan

East Asian, Government, Manhattan September 17, 2018 at 2:20 pm

A town hall meeting for city officials to explain plans to build a new jail by Chinatown “quickly descended into a shoutfest,” reports Tribeca Trib.

At the 31st annual Loisaida Festival. (Photo by Cristóbal Vivar for Manhattan Times)

Resilience on Display at Loisaida Fest

Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, Traditions May 31, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Manhattan Times reports on the 31st annual Loisaida Festival.

Manhattan Borough Presdient Gale Brewer with Congressman Adriano Espaillat on March 18. (Screen shot from video by Sherry Mazzocchi and Michael Scully via Manhattan Times)

Espaillat’s Walking Tour of Inwood

Business, Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate March 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Inwood resident Congressman Adriano Espaillat gave a walking tour of the area on March 18, pointing out lots that could be developed for affordable housing, reports Manhattan Times.

View of East 116th Street (Photo by Richard Petrosino, Creative Commons license)

Gale Brewer Says No to East Harlem Rezoning Proposal

Government, Housing, Manhattan August 3, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced that while she supports an East Harlem rezoning, she recommends a disproval of the city’s proposal as it currently stands, reports City Limits.

Some have criticized the lack of Spanish language outreach. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘Inwood Action Plan’ Appraised

Business, Housing, Manhattan July 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Reaction to the release of the Inwood Action Plan by the city was mixed, Manhattan Times reports.

(Screen shot from "East Harlemites talk Rezoning")

A Confusing ‘No’ Vote on East Harlem Rezoning

Housing, Latino, Manhattan June 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Amid chaos and opposition, the city’s plan for rezoning East Harlem was voted down by Community Board 11, with the condition that task force recommendations be adopted. For some, the voting process raised questions, and they remain worried about the changing face of El Barrio, and its affordability in the future, reports City Limits.

Business owners and city representatives discuss the benefits of certify as a MWBE. (Photo via El Diario)

Certifying Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

African American, Business, Latino, Manhattan, Women May 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm

New York’s governor aims to offer 30 percent of public contracts to minority and/or women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) companies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Borough President Gale Brewer at left of Rolando Guzman, Rolando Guzman, deputy director of community preservation at St. Nicks Alliance in Brooklyn, who is explaining a12-bill package of legislation that has the goal of correcting and reforming D.O.B. procedures. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via The Villager)

Fighting ‘Construction as Harassment’

Housing, Manhattan January 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm

Aggrieved tenants of rent-controlled properties attended a town hall on Jan. 10 to urge that new legislation force the DOB to penalize landlords using “construction as harassment,” reports The Villager.

Cesár González was forced to set up his bookstore on the street (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

On a Mission to Save Latino Businesses in Upper Manhattan

Business, Latino, Manhattan February 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm

The Latino community demands solutions to the elevated rental prices that have been pushing small vendors out of business for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ephraim Isaac at the Chassida Shmella celebration at Town & Village Synagogue in NYC. (Photo by Luke Tress for Voices of NY)

Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd in NYC

African, Black, Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Voices' Picks November 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm

The Ethiopian-Jewish holiday of Sigd was celebrated by the group Chassida Shmella at a synagogue on East 14th Street on Nov. 22, a way to bring the small community together and share traditions.

(Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistan Day Celebrated

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Voices' Picks August 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Pakistani dignitaries were among the many celebrating Pakistan Independence Day at a parade August 28 in Manhattan.

Gale Brewer and The Halal Guys co-owner Muhammed Abouelenein (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

A Borough President’s Push to Help Small Businesses Survive

Business, Manhattan April 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced proposals to help the city’s small businesses succeed, citing The Halal Guys as an example of one that has grown and prospered, reports Manhattan Times.

Leila Eliot, 16, a new C.B. 3 member, second from left, and other young people interested in community boards and participants in a mock budget exercise. (Photo by Dusica Sue Malesevic via The Villager)

Getting Teens on Community Boards

New York, Politics, Youth January 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recently hosted an informational meeting to encourage teens to serve on community boards, The Villager reports.

CB3 chair Gigi Li. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

CB3’s Li Not Biased, Report Finds

Black, Latino, Manhattan January 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

A report by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, obtained under FOIL, found that CB3 chair Gigi Li wasn’t biased in her appointments, says The Villager.

Pakistan Day Parade organizers ride a float down the Madison Avenue on August 24. (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Pakistan Turmoil Clouds Independence Day Parade in NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, South Asian, Voices' Picks August 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Some celebrants worry about the future of democracy in their country of origin.

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