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Format: 2017-11-24

Recently, this project received a $1,000 grant from Change by Us NYC in partnership with Citizens Committee for NYC. With these funds, the Glendale community hopes to start making positive, permanent changes to Edsall Avenue.

Vols Needed to Makeover Glendale Street
Glendale Register
September 29, 2011

"We feel that this is a really good time to get more money into the neighborhoods and it's a great way for people to be connected.We want more applications to come from neighborhoods groups and residents in Chinatown to take advantage of this." 

Citizens Committee for New York City Featured on SinoVision
SinoVision
September 23, 2011

The funds, totaling $15,000, come from the Campaign for New York's Future and the Rockefeller Foundation, with support from the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. They'll be administered by the Citizens Committee for New York City.

Chicken Coop to be Built in Bronx with Grant Money
NBC News
September 21, 2011

The Trust made a $100,000 grant to the Citizens' Committee for New York City's Love your (NYC) Block program. Through the program, Mayor Bloomberg and the Citizens’ Committee supported 60 volunteer-led neighborhood groups. With very small grants and planning assistance, the groups chose their projects for physically transforming their blocks.

Neighbors Clean Up the Streets
New York Community Trust
September 11, 2011

The first order was received on Friday, May 13, from the Lancaster Farm Cooperative in Pennsylvania and last week, co-op organizers received a $1,500 "Community Groundbreaker" grant check from the nonprofit Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), aimed at helping them continue to get their feet off the ground and to expand outreach.

Bay Ridge Food Co-op Bears Fruit
Home Reporter
July 21, 2011

“We’re launching [this website] for communities like this one because we know NYC has a commitment to be better and more sustainable,” said Peter Kostmayer, who is the CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City, an organization that supports self-help and civic action to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers.

Social Media Platform Invites New Yorkers to Make a Change
The Long Island City/Astoria Journal
July 13, 2011

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“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
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DNAinfo
June 06, 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

CEO Peter H. Kostmayer of Citizens Committee for New York City said: “Whatever may be happening in Washington DC, the neighborhoods of the nation’s largest city are committed to reducing the impact of climate change, increasing recycling and composting, and doing it from the bottom up. Citizens Committee for New York City has teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to fund small community based groups doing all manner of environmental projects in neighborhoods across all five boroughs. In the absence of strong national policy to deal with climate change, New Yorkers are stepping up to do it themselves.

Volunteer Groups From Harlem To Hollis Receive “OneNYC Initiative” Neighborhood Grants
Harlem World
April 27, 2017

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