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"I've talked to people who have had their lives and their communities improved with a relatively modest amount of money," said Peter Kostmayer, the group's chief executive officer. "So it's really not the money. It's really the idea of bringing people together to work on a project."

Non-Profit Offers Seed Money to Lift Neigborhoods
WNYC
November 26, 2011

PLG Arts is a community organization that promotes the arts, supports local artists, and builds community through celebrating the vibrant collective creativity of the residents of Prospect Lefferts Gardens and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhood. Major support for PLG Arts is provided by the Citizens Committee for New York City Trailblazers Grant.

Community Art Show
Caribbean Life
November 10, 2011

Forbes kept calling various organizations to ask for grants. “I called back the Office of Emergency Management again and said, ‘I really want to have this program’,” Forbes recalled. “They said no.” Eventually, the intrepid organizer won an initial $500 community grant from Citizens Committee for New York City, a non-profit organization that supports grassroots initiatives. The grant helped her assemble the first batch of 40 volunteers for the 11 weeks of training required for certification.

Evacuation Expert Fights to Rescue Morrisania
The Bronx Ink
November 02, 2011

"The Neighborhood Show," a presentation of work from a variety of local artists in a variety of mediums, will then take its place between Oct. 30 and Nov. 13. The show is sponsored by the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association, PLG Arts, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Citizens Committee for New York and the Puffin Foundation.

Art Amid the Downturn
Queens Tribune
October 20, 2011

The grants were awarded by the Citizens Committee for New York City to support projects in three categories: community gardening and agriculture; composting; and tree and park stewardship-some of the focus areas outlined in PlaNYC, Bloomberg's sustainability outline.

Grant Money Funds Grassroots Green Projects
Queens Ledger
October 20, 2011

Children were spotted on the transformed area at the bottom of Arden Avenue last Thursday as Councilman Vincent Ignizio (R-South Shore) and Kate Kamish, president of the homeowners association, met with Peter Kostmayer, CEO of the Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), an organization that played an instrumental role in facilitating the makeover. 

Money is Available for Neighborhood Makeovers
Staten Island Advance
October 05, 2011

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"We want it to be considered seed money, and you're going on to doing greater things and making greater connections," says Saleen Shah, associate director of Neighborhood Resources at Citizens Committee for New York City.

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Building Blocks
Bed-Stuy Patch
July 12, 2011

Funding neighborhood projects that are making small but important changes and bringing people together to improve their communities is the focus of the Citizens Committee for New York City.

Small Projects Get a Big Boost
Wall Street Journal
April 26, 2011

“The idea is simple citizenship,” Peter H. Kostmayer, president of Citizens Committee for New York City, told Mayor Alemanno through a translator. “Providing people with the capacity to design neighborhood projects of their own.”

From the Spanish Steps to Spanish Harlem
New York Times
July 22, 2009

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