Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2018-11-18
Format: 2018-11-18

“The idea is simple citizenship,” Peter H. Kostmayer, president of Citizens Committee for New York City, told Mayor Alemanno through a translator. “Providing people with the capacity to design neighborhood projects of their own.”

From the Spanish Steps to Spanish Harlem
New York Times
July 22, 2009

“The effort, organized by the Corson Avenue Block Association and the St. George Civic Association, was part of a "Love My Block" contest orchestrated by Citizens Committee for New York City. Twelve neighborhood gardens that received small grants from CCNYC are competing, through this program, for a larger grant - several thousand dollars that could launch another North Shore community garden.”

For Residents of Staten Island's North Shore, a Day of Gardening
Staten Island Advance
May 14, 2009

“At Citizens Committee for New York City, president Peter H. Kostmayer is excited about the additional resources NYC Service is bringing to bear on the group's block-improvement program. This coming weekend, Kostmayer said, volunteers will spruce up one city block in Staten Island – and city services like sanitation, buildings and parks will be more coordinated than ever to help out. "You really have the city working hand in glove with the neighbors. I think it's more involved than anything else I've seen," said Kostmayer, who's led Citizens Committee for four years.”

In Time of Rising Need, City Says: Volunteer
City Limits
May 04, 2009

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The Citizens Committee for New York City gave an awards dinner at Gotham Hall. From left, Nancy Ortiz-Surun, who was an honoree, with Henry Cornell, the organization's chairman, and Chris Giamo.

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The New York Times
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“We are so grateful to our corporate and individual donors alike, whose contributions will go toward their fellow New Yorkers’ community improvement projects, most of which improve the quality of life in the city’s least affluent neighborhoods," said CEO Peter H. Kostmayer.

Press Release - Citizens Committee 2014 Gala
February 24, 2014

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