Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-12-11
Format: 2017-12-11

Citizens Committee's New Yorker for New York gala at Gotham Hall honored Bloomingdale's.

Evening Hours | A Flower Show and Fundraisers [PHOTOS]
Bill Cunningham
The New York Times
March 11, 2016

This is a great grassroots, low-key organization simply focused on improving the quality of life for the citizens of New York,” said Tony Spring, chairman and chief executive officer of Bloomingdale’s, which was honored Monday night at a benefit for the CCNYC at Gotham Hall. Nearly 500 people attended, raising about $1 million.

Bloomingdale’s Honored by Citizens Committee
David Moin
Women's Wear Daily
March 08, 2016

Historic institution celebrates over 40 years of supporting volunteer groups that improve the quality of life in the most underserved communities of the nation’s largest city.

Notables from Bloomingdale’s, Hugo Boss Americas, Eileen Fisher, Michael Aram, Clinique, Estee Lauder and Cosmopolitan Magazine mingled and met with the evening’s awardees and community honorees."
New Yorker for New York Gala Honors Bloomingdale’s, Grassroots Leaders and Law Enforcement
March 07, 2016

[Our grantee's] impact has been felt throughout the neighborhood, both in the tangible products of community gardens and compost and in the youth-run business model on which it was founded. For the youth already involved, that impact is also felt in the way they’ve discovered and dived into passions they never knew existed.

Brooklyn Youth Create Jobs (and Community Roots) Through Local Compost Program
Rebecca Nathanson
YES! Magazine
February 05, 2016

"The grants may be small, but for a small group or one that’s just getting started, it can be transformative," said City Councilman Antonio Reynoso whose district covers parts of Williamsburg and Bushwick and which earned $31,400 in grants last year.

Apply for a Grant to Help Improve Your Neighborhood
Gwynne Hogan
DNAinfo
January 19, 2016

It’s bittersweet news,” stated the group’s spokesman Saleen Shah. “Although Citizens Committee has not taken a position on the HPD-owned community garden issue, we will continue to fund community organizing projects such as community gardening on derelict property and vacant land that do so much to increase access to fresh, organic produce in underserved neighborhoods.

No Swan Song for Sparrow’s Nest
Kelly Marie Mancuso
Queens Chronicle
January 14, 2016

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Members of the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society have launched a pop-up museum they hope will help inspire the next generation of historians in Queens and beyond... The banners cost about $2,000 and were paid for by donations, City Council funds and a grant from Citizens Committee for New York City. Eventually, the group hopes to find a permanent site for a museum that would also contain historical items, documents and oral histories from residents.

Woodhaven’s mobile museum delves into nabe’s rich history
Lisa Colangelo
amNEWYORK
October 15, 2017

Jordan Barker remarked, “I have seen the great work that the Citizens Committee does by connecting New Yorkers who want to effect positive change in their neighborhoods, to the funding needed to make this happen. I’m excited to be a part of this wonderful organization and I look forward to increasing the awareness of the Citizens Committee in local New York City neighborhoods.

Jordan Barker Named Vice Chair of Young Citizens Committee
Citizens Committee for New York City
June 21, 2017

Last Summer, the Citizens Committee for New York City, which works with grassroots groups in low-income areas of NYC, awarded [Lyeta] Herb a $2,700 grant for a shed, power tools and a water tank with a liquid harvesting system. The replaced beds will be the latest improvement at the garden, where Herb said a new set of 10-foot fences were installed after she said vandals trampled the lot’s plants in August 2016.

Volunteers Overhaul East New York Garden to Oust Wood-Boring Beetles
Tatyana Bellamy-Walker
DNAinfo
June 16, 2017

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