Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-19
Format: 2017-11-19

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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Peter H. Kostmayer, CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City, said: "What does it say about us that we are unwilling to either pay five cents for a plastic bag or bring our own reusable bag when shopping? Does it indicate the level of sacrifice we as Americans are willing to make to save our environment? Countries far poorer than ours have given up plastic bags in the fight against waste and climate change. Is it really too much to ask of ourselves? Are plastic bags something we can do without or at least reduce in the struggle to save our planet for our children and for their children? It’s not someone else’s decision. It’s ours. Do the right thing.

New York’s Environmental Groups Overwhelmingly Oppose Albany’s Plan to Roll Back Environmental Regulations & Overturn NYC’s Plastic Bag Law
Press Release
January 15, 2017

Funding goes a long way for these groups because many of them operate on a shoe string budget," said Saleen Shah of Citizens Committee for NYC. "So, to have city agencies on board like NYC Service, this is a true public private partnership.

'We Love Kew Gardens' Awarded Grant to Clean-Up Neighborhood [VIDEO]
NY1 News
January 04, 2017

Queens has three recipients for the city’s 2017 Love Your Block award, which provides winning groups with a $1,000 cash prize and services, Mayor de Blasio announced last Friday... Esta-Joy Sydell, executive director of We Love Kew Gardens, said she applied for the grant through Facebook, where she also found out about it. Sydell was informed she had won the award from one of the main sponsors for the grant, the Citizens Committee for New York City.

Queens groups take home three awards
Nicholas Theodorou
Queens Chronicle
December 22, 2016

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