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Press Mentions

Format: 2018-11-17
Format: 2018-11-17

It’s bittersweet news,” stated the group’s spokesman Saleen Shah. “Although Citizens Committee has not taken a position on the HPD-owned community garden issue, we will continue to fund community organizing projects such as community gardening on derelict property and vacant land that do so much to increase access to fresh, organic produce in underserved neighborhoods.

No Swan Song for Sparrow’s Nest
Kelly Marie Mancuso
Queens Chronicle
January 14, 2016

The Citizens Committee for New York City is now accepting applications for its Neighborhood Grants program for the borough of Queens... Your idea may be a winner but you’ll never know unless you try!

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day; Free Film Screening; Neighborhood Grants; Subway Ad Doc Retires
Rockaway Times
January 07, 2016

Kostmayer praised the thousands of groups that have received grants in years past, declaring, “We love all of these great organizations in Brooklyn, but right now, we love the Bronx the most.

Norwood News
Vivian Rattay Carter
December 10, 2015

Council Member Andrew Cohen remarked, "I am excited to see the relationship between the Citizens Committee for New York City and community organizations in my District growing; it is what helps these neighborhood projects become a reality.

Over $1.6 million in Neighborhood Grants and Services Now Available for Volunteer Groups Across NYC
December 04, 2015

The program was funded through a grant from the Citizens Committee for New York City and allowed students to explore the community through photography and interviews.

Check Out Local Students’ Photos At Library Event On Saturday
Shannon Geis
Ditmas Park Corner
November 18, 2015

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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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