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Format: 2018-12-10
Format: 2018-12-10

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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We’re betting [Assembly Speaker] Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) will stand up for good government and pollution prevention by rejecting the Senate’s attempt to block the city’s sensible new anti-litter statute.

Hands off NYC’s shopping bag fee
Eric Goldstein and Peter Kostmayer
New York Daily News
January 26, 2017

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

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