Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2019-08-21
Format: 2019-08-21

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
The "Love Your Block" initiative, which is in its ninth year, helps provide an opportunity for resident-led volunteer neighborhood groups to transform and improve their communities through local action with the help of city services. The award is presented by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City. "When we come together to beautify our neighborhoods, we build a fairer and more just city that is stronger than it was yesterday," de Blasio said.
Liberian Cultural Association wins 'Love Your Block' award
Kristin F. Dalton
Staten Island Advance
December 17, 2016

Citizens Committee for NYC is one of the nation’s oldest micro-funding organizations, fundraising from foundations, corporations, and individual donors to support local, resident-led projects. They’re the same group that funds the [Annual] “Love Your Block” [Grant Campaign] — New York’s only public-private “adopt-a-block” grant program.

Win $3,000 For Your Dream Project In The Neighborhood
Carly Miller
BKLYNER
December 13, 2016

New Yorkers from Stapleton in Staten Island to West Farms in The Bronx, from Far Rockaway in Queens to Washington Heights in Manhattan and everywhere in between should come together with their neighbors and apply for a grant to improve their neighborhoods," said Citizens Committee CEO Peter H. Kostmayer. "Whether the neighborhood needs more greenery, access to fresh foods, after-school projects for kids, or any other improvement to quality of life, I encourage all community-based and neighborhood groups, including block and civic associations, schools, BIDs, gardening groups, merchant associations, and houses of worship to apply for a grant.

Grants available offer community groups upwards of $500
Susan Lunny Keag
Staten Island Advance
October 30, 2016

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MANHATTAN – West Side Community Fund (WSCF) and Citizens Committee for New York City representatives were joined by Rep. Jerrold Nadler on Friday for a visit to the Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center to learn more about the services the Center is providing with support from the WSCF’s Chelsea & Hudson Yards grant program. The Center received three WSCF grants to run quarterly brunch workshops that connect healthcare professionals with black and Latino men to encourage safe sex practices; bring its Mobile Health Center directly to Chelsea’s NYCHA population; and expand the center’s Nutrition Outreach Workshops to address food insecurity and promote healthy eating. Ryan Health officials including President and CEO Brian P. McIndoe, Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Executive Director Dan Pichinson; Ryan Health Board Chair E. Ronald Guy and Board Member Harriet Chan King were joined by medical, nursing and outreach staff to discuss the program’s impact on vulnerable and underserved New Yorkers.

'It was great to visit the Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center and see the impact of the West Side Community Fund’s support of their important work,' said Rep. Jerrold Nadler. 'It’s critical that we expand access to healthcare for all New Yorkers, and this funding is going a long way towards that goal. My thanks to the great team at the Center and to the WSCF for their work to serve everyone on Manhattan’s West Side.'

'Congressman Nadler got a firsthand look at Ryan Chelsea-Clinton and the additional work we’re doing thanks to the three grants from the West Side Community Fund,' said Brian P. McIndoe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ryan Health. 'We’re working to connect our health care professionals and HIV prevention with black and Latino gay men, promote nutrition and healthy eating, and bring our Mobile Health Center into the community to ensure even greater access to high-quality health care.'

'Jamestown is pleased to partner with the West Side Community Fund and Rep. Nadler to support the Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center, which provides high-quality medical care to underserved New Yorkers,' said Michael Phillips, President of Jamestown. 'We encourage Chelsea and Hudson Yards-based organizations to apply for WSCF grants by the September 13th deadline.'

'Thanks so much to Rep. Nadler and everyone at Ryan Health for taking the time to discuss how the West Side Community Fund is supporting these critical efforts to reach underserved New Yorkers. There’s no question the WSCF grants are already having a big impact on lives across Chelsea, Hudson Yards and the entire West Side, and I urge all local organizations to apply for the next round of funding,' said Peter H. Kostmayer, CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City.

 

Click the Press Release document below to read more about the Chelsea & Hudson Yards Grant Program

Press Release
August 12, 2019

NEW YORK – Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in neighborhoods across New York City, is pleased to announce that Nixon Peabody’s Tatiana E. Gutierrez, a partner in the firm’s Affordable Housing and Real Estate practice, has joined its Board of Directors.

Gutierrez focuses on affordable housing law, representing developers, investors, housing authorities and tenant groups on affordable housing transactions and regulatory issues. She is particularly passionate about social impact, technology, and the effect of housing on people’s lives. She started her career in affordable housing at the Harrison Institute for Public Law and has provided pro bono counsel to tenant associations, limited equity cooperatives and nonprofits.

Gutierrez received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She was recognized in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500: USA as a Leading Lawyer in the Real Estate category and was recently named a 2019 Notable Women in Law honoree by Crain’s New York. She serves on the Board of Women in Housing Finance and on the Young New Yorkers for the Philharmonic Benefits Committee and was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

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Press Release
July 09, 2019

NEW YORK – Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) are proud to announce that 52 public schools have been awarded Public School Green Team grants of up to $1,000 during the spring grant cycle. The funding will be used by each school’s Green Team to implement programs aimed at improving the local environment, reducing waste, addressing climate change, and promoting sustainability within the school community. Programs funded during this grant cycle include equipping classrooms with recycling and composting equipment, creating and maintaining community gardens, and providing reusable water bottles to reduce the amount of plastic in landfills.

See below for full list of schools selected for funding and reply to this email for details on any specific school project.

Press Release
April 05, 2019

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