Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-23
Format: 2017-11-23

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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"We want it to be considered seed money, and you're going on to doing greater things and making greater connections," says Saleen Shah, associate director of Neighborhood Resources at Citizens Committee for New York City.

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Building Blocks
Bed-Stuy Patch
July 12, 2011

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 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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