Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2018-12-17
Format: 2018-12-17

“We’re launching [this website] for communities like this one because we know NYC has a commitment to be better and more sustainable,” said Peter Kostmayer, who is the CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City, an organization that supports self-help and civic action to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers.

Social Media Platform Invites New Yorkers to Make a Change
The Long Island City/Astoria Journal
July 13, 2011

"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

"Citizens Committee for New York City is very excited to partner with the City of New York on Change by Us NYC,” Peter Kostmayer, CEO of Citizens Committee for New York City, said in a statement.

New Campaign Looks to Make City-Improving Ideas a Reality
DNAinfo
July 12, 2011

In a partnership with non-profit Citizens Committee for NYC, Change by Us will offer micro-grants of $500 – $1,000 to community groups seeking to implement ideas shared on the site. 

Digital Engagement: Change by Us NYC
Urban Omnibus
July 12, 2011

The mural was made possible by support from The After-School Corporation (TASC) and a “Love Your Block” grant from the Citizens Committee for New York City. “We were very fortunate to have a student group that was this creative,” said Salim Shaw of the Citizens Committee. 

Richmond Hill High School Gets A Mural
Leader/Observer
June 03, 2011

Last month, the nonprofit Citizens Committee for New York City awarded Love Your Block awards to five community-based groups on Staten Island, with cash grants of $1,000 each to transform and beautify forlorn public spaces.

Grass-roots Beautification Effort in Tompkinsville
Staten Island Advance
June 02, 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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