Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2019-04-25
Format: 2019-04-25

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and neighborhood-empowerment organization, Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), teamed up to fund creative composting proposals. Stringer pledged $750 grants for half of the winners, and CCNYC matched his investment

Grants Reward Composting Creativity
Epoch Times
March 21, 2011

“When times are like this, people think, ‘I’m part of something larger, a community, a neighborhood,’” said Saleen Shah, program director of Citizens Committee’s Love Your Block Grant Awards Partnership. “They can apply for this grant and revitalize their block.”

Help Arrives for Civic Groups Trying to Clean Up After the Storm
QueensLedger
October 05, 2010

The annual awards of New Yorkers for New York were presented at Gotham Hall. The event, attended by 460 guests, raised nearly $1 million.

Snow Angels
Bill Cunningham
The New York Times
February 28, 2010

“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 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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