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Press Mentions

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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 organization recently announced that it is giving about $330,000 to 177 community groups as part of its annual New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods Awards. Grants range between $500 and $4,500 and have been given primarily to support neighborhood beautification, education, and gardening and urban agriculture projects. 

Creative Composters Earn Prizes Across Manhattan
DNAinfo
March 22, 2011

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and neighborhood-empowerment organization, Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), teamed up to fund creative composting proposals. Stringer pledged $750 grants for half of the winners, and CCNYC matched his investment

Grants Reward Composting Creativity
Epoch Times
March 21, 2011

“When times are like this, people think, ‘I’m part of something larger, a community, a neighborhood,’” said Saleen Shah, program director of Citizens Committee’s Love Your Block Grant Awards Partnership. “They can apply for this grant and revitalize their block.”

Help Arrives for Civic Groups Trying to Clean Up After the Storm
QueensLedger
October 05, 2010

The annual awards of New Yorkers for New York were presented at Gotham Hall. The event, attended by 460 guests, raised nearly $1 million.

Snow Angels
Bill Cunningham
The New York Times
February 28, 2010

“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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New York City has a bad habit that is expensive and dirty and one that we can break easily and soon.

Plastic Bags – New York’s Bad Habit We Need to Break
Peter Kostmayer
Sierra Club NYC Group
September 25, 2013

A library tool shed will pop-up in Coffey Park next month, offering a “gallery of tools” to locals for construction and repair jobs. The “Red Shed” will be funded through a grant for hurricane relief from the Citizens Committee for New York City

Tool-Sharing Program to Pop-Up in Coffey Park
DNA Info
September 25, 2013
"Peter Kostmayer of CCNYC, one of the nation's oldest micro-funding organizations, said he finds strong support from communities around the city.
 
"There'll be some opposition and that's to be expected," he said.
 
 
Council Bill Aims To Keep Bags Out Of The Trash
Gotham Gazette
August 22, 2013

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