Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-17
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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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Citizens Committee is truly a tremendous organization – they help New Yorkers come together,” Brannan said. “Their grant will help the Bay Ridge Cares Kitchen continue our mission of preparing and delivering thousands of hot meals to where they are needed most in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

More Fuel for the Fire: Bay Ridge Cares Awarded Grant
Brooklyn Spectator
November 20, 2012

There’s gold — and light, and fertilizer — in that sidewalk surprise. Citizens Committee for New York City CEO Peter Kostmayer believes that, with the proper tools, the mountain of dog poop issued daily by the city’s 1.4 million dogs can be used to light homes and to create fertilizer for city parks. That’s why CCNYC is partnering with city dog run operators and composting clubs to find more productive uses for the estimated 145,000 tons of dog waste generated in the five boroughs each year.

Group's Got Scoop on Poop
Daily News
July 30, 2012

According to a study by Deloitte & Touche LLP, 80 percent of these groups would have nowhere else to go for funding, "because they're too small and they're not part of the philanthropic mainstream," said Peter Kostmayer, chief executive officer of Citizens Committee.

Scene Last Night: Henry Cornell, Robert Reffkin, Fred Armisen
Bloomberg
February 28, 2012

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