Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-17
Format: 2017-11-17

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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“Do-It-Yourself Green Blocks” was launched by Citizens Committee for New York City as a series of intensive half-day skills-building workshops intended for volunteers of environmental and conservation organizations who would like to address serious environmental issues related to climate changes, and its effects on water conservation in urban farms and community gardens.

Community Gardeners, Local Farmers Learn DIY Methods of Harvesting Rainwater During Dry Spells
Bed-Stuy Patch
May 22, 2013

Cynthia Thompkins, 56, gathered about 40 residents to form a neighborhood association, organized walks for peace through dangerous streets, launched a women’s anti-violence group and in June, was elected president of the 46th Precinct Community Council. This Monday, Thompkins’ efforts to improve her community will be honored by the Citizens Committee of New York City.

Gunshots on her Bronx block led Cynthia Thompkins to start anti-violence groups; Citizens Committee to honor her
New York Daily News
February 24, 2013

In 2009, when Ms. Paniagua decided to plant gardens on the lawns at the Manhattanville Houses, she said, she had no idea that the process of getting permits and financing would take almost three years. She and others working with her ended up turning to a nonprofit group, Citizens Committee for New York City, for the $3,000 they needed for gardening supplies.

In New York City Housing Projects, a Call for Environmental Help
The New York Times
January 02, 2013

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