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Format: 2018-11-15
Format: 2018-11-15

Children were spotted on the transformed area at the bottom of Arden Avenue last Thursday as Councilman Vincent Ignizio (R-South Shore) and Kate Kamish, president of the homeowners association, met with Peter Kostmayer, CEO of the Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), an organization that played an instrumental role in facilitating the makeover. 

Money is Available for Neighborhood Makeovers
Staten Island Advance
October 05, 2011

Recently, this project received a $1,000 grant from Change by Us NYC in partnership with Citizens Committee for NYC. With these funds, the Glendale community hopes to start making positive, permanent changes to Edsall Avenue.

Vols Needed to Makeover Glendale Street
Glendale Register
September 29, 2011

"We feel that this is a really good time to get more money into the neighborhoods and it's a great way for people to be connected.We want more applications to come from neighborhoods groups and residents in Chinatown to take advantage of this." 

Citizens Committee for New York City Featured on SinoVision
SinoVision
September 23, 2011

The funds, totaling $15,000, come from the Campaign for New York's Future and the Rockefeller Foundation, with support from the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. They'll be administered by the Citizens Committee for New York City.

Chicken Coop to be Built in Bronx with Grant Money
NBC News
September 21, 2011

The Trust made a $100,000 grant to the Citizens' Committee for New York City's Love your (NYC) Block program. Through the program, Mayor Bloomberg and the Citizens’ Committee supported 60 volunteer-led neighborhood groups. With very small grants and planning assistance, the groups chose their projects for physically transforming their blocks.

Neighbors Clean Up the Streets
New York Community Trust
September 11, 2011

The first order was received on Friday, May 13, from the Lancaster Farm Cooperative in Pennsylvania and last week, co-op organizers received a $1,500 "Community Groundbreaker" grant check from the nonprofit Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), aimed at helping them continue to get their feet off the ground and to expand outreach.

Bay Ridge Food Co-op Bears Fruit
Home Reporter
July 21, 2011

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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

“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

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