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Format: 2017-11-18
Format: 2017-11-18

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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“Neighborhood-level compositing brings communities together around sustainable practices, and spur innovations that can be replicated across the city,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said in a statement. “This grant program is just one piece of the puzzle,” Citizens Committee for New York City CEO Peter Kostmayer added in a statement. “Still it clearly demonstrates that New Yorkers can take control of the nutrient cycle locally and sustain it over time.

East Harlem Garden Uses Coffee from Local Cafes for Composting Project
Dartunorro Clark
DNAinfo
June 06, 2017

The College Avenue Block Association received a $1,000 "Love Your Block" grant to revitalize a lot in Mott Haven. The group is just one of 25 organizations that received grants from the Citizens Committee for New York City, which helps low-income neighborhoods enhance and improve public spaces.

Bronx Block Association Gets Grant to Clean Up Empty Lot in Mott Haven
Spectrum News | NY1
May 21, 2017

CEO Peter H. Kostmayer of Citizens Committee for New York City said: “Whatever may be happening in Washington DC, the neighborhoods of the nation’s largest city are committed to reducing the impact of climate change, increasing recycling and composting, and doing it from the bottom up. Citizens Committee for New York City has teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to fund small community based groups doing all manner of environmental projects in neighborhoods across all five boroughs. In the absence of strong national policy to deal with climate change, New Yorkers are stepping up to do it themselves.

Volunteer Groups From Harlem To Hollis Receive “OneNYC Initiative” Neighborhood Grants
Harlem World
April 27, 2017

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