Press Mentions

Press Mentions

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

“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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"The change that a group of volunteers can achieve on their blocks with just a small cash grant and the help of city services is incredible," Citizens Committee CEO Peter H. Kostmayer says, in discussing the program.

Win $1,000 to Show Your Bushwick Block Some Love!
Emilie Ruscoe
Bushwick Daily
October 07, 2016

But most important, says Arif Ullah, director of programs for the Citizens Committee for New York City, are the benefits of befriending one’s neighbors. “It’s about building greater resilience on the block, because people know each other better,” Ullah says.

How block associations work to make NYC a city of neighbors
Alanna Schubach
Brick Underground
September 12, 2016

The Bedford Stuyvesant Artists’ Association and Zion Gallery launched the “My BedStuy” project this summer, working with young children to help them depict their perceptions of the neighborhood... The initiative was made possible by a grant from the Citizens Committee for New York City.

'My BedStuy' Project Seeks Young Artists to Showcase the Neighborhood
Camilla Bautista
DNAinfo
September 01, 2016

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