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Press Mentions

Format: 2018-10-21
Format: 2018-10-21

Members of the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society have launched a pop-up museum they hope will help inspire the next generation of historians in Queens and beyond... The banners cost about $2,000 and were paid for by donations, City Council funds and a grant from Citizens Committee for New York City. Eventually, the group hopes to find a permanent site for a museum that would also contain historical items, documents and oral histories from residents.

Woodhaven’s mobile museum delves into nabe’s rich history
Lisa Colangelo
October 15, 2017

Jordan Barker remarked, “I have seen the great work that the Citizens Committee does by connecting New Yorkers who want to effect positive change in their neighborhoods, to the funding needed to make this happen. I’m excited to be a part of this wonderful organization and I look forward to increasing the awareness of the Citizens Committee in local New York City neighborhoods.

Jordan Barker Named Vice Chair of Young Citizens Committee
Citizens Committee for New York City
June 21, 2017

Last Summer, the Citizens Committee for New York City, which works with grassroots groups in low-income areas of NYC, awarded [Lyeta] Herb a $2,700 grant for a shed, power tools and a water tank with a liquid harvesting system. The replaced beds will be the latest improvement at the garden, where Herb said a new set of 10-foot fences were installed after she said vandals trampled the lot’s plants in August 2016.

Volunteers Overhaul East New York Garden to Oust Wood-Boring Beetles
Tatyana Bellamy-Walker
June 16, 2017

“Neighborhood-level compositing brings communities together around sustainable practices, and spur innovations that can be replicated across the city,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said in a statement. “This grant program is just one piece of the puzzle,” Citizens Committee for New York City CEO Peter Kostmayer added in a statement. “Still it clearly demonstrates that New Yorkers can take control of the nutrient cycle locally and sustain it over time.

East Harlem Garden Uses Coffee from Local Cafes for Composting Project
Dartunorro Clark
June 06, 2017

The 100-168 West 121st Street Block Association was chosen by the mayor’s office and Citizens Committee of New York City to receive a $1,000 Love Your Block cash grant, with the funds used by residents to perform an all-day community service project aimed at beautifying their street. This is the first time the block has been awarded the grant, said block association president Nia Bediakio... “My goal was to bring the block together,” she said. “This is our block so we want it to look good.

Harlem Block Once Plagued by Raccoons Gets $1,000 Beautification Grant
Dartunorro Clark
June 05, 2017

The College Avenue Block Association received a $1,000 "Love Your Block" grant to revitalize a lot in Mott Haven. The group is just one of 25 organizations that received grants from the Citizens Committee for New York City, which helps low-income neighborhoods enhance and improve public spaces.

Bronx Block Association Gets Grant to Clean Up Empty Lot in Mott Haven
Spectrum News | NY1
May 21, 2017


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There are 400 neighborhoods in New York City, and each one is the key to a better world,” Peter adds. “It all starts around the block, and we’re lucky to have so many diverse communities with a strong infrastructure. Little things can make a huge difference. Every year, residents see an issue and come together to address it with support from us. We give them the seed money and watch them grow bigger... “We’re nimble,” he says with a smile, “because we can circumvent bureaucracy.

When NYC Hit Rock Bottom, Two Men Found A Simple Solution
Karen Moline
April 07, 2014

We are so grateful to HSBC USA for funding this pioneering contest that carries a simple message: New Yorkers themselves have innovative solutions for better conserving and protecting fresh, clean water,” said Peter H. Kostmayer, CEO of Citizens Committee. He continued, “The young scholars at P.S. 54 are proof that city leaders can indeed be 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders right here in The Bronx. Their remarkable project is a model for any student or teacher who wants to raise awareness about stewarding precious natural resources and treating our environment with respect.

'I Love The Bronx' column
Nilka Martell
The Bronx Free Press
March 26, 2014

The Citizens Committee for New York City gave an awards dinner at Gotham Hall. From left, Nancy Ortiz-Surun, who was an honoree, with Henry Cornell, the organization's chairman, and Chris Giamo.

Evening Hours | February Revelry
Bill Cunningham
The New York Times
March 02, 2014