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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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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