Press Mentions

Press Mentions

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

Peter H. Kostmayer, CEO of the Citizens Committee for New York City, who awarded the community garden the three-thousand-dollar grant, said, “We gave a grant for this new community garden and we hope it can be saved. If the MTA’s only issue is access I am sure the group will provide access. That really should not be an issue. I am asking Council Member Crowley, State Senator Addabbo, Assembly Member Nolan and Congresswoman Meng to sit down with Citizens Committee, the MTA and the local gardeners and resolve this neighborhood improvement issue in a fair and reasonable way.”

The Metropolitan Topiary Authority
Brendan O'Connor
The Awl
August 06, 2015

Peter Kostmayer, CEO of the Citizens Committee for New York City, which is funding The Bronx studio through a teaching grant, said he viewed the studio and was particularly excited about the project's ability to give young African-American men the opportunity to create videos about their cultural and intellectual history. "They're going to feel some pride in themselves, in their history," he said. "They hear so much of the opposite that we want them to hear all the great stuff.

'YouTube' Studio to Open in The Bronx in September
Eddie Small
July 27, 2015

This summer, [Vidur Beharry] is interning with the Citizens Committee for New York City, which has teamed up with the bank to revitalize Brook Park in Mott Haven. "This was an area that was blighted years ago," says Jeff Barker, president of Bank of America's New York City market. "Now it's a community garden, and it teaches children and adults about nutrition.

Best of the Bronx: A Princeton-bound student
News12 The Bronx
July 27, 2015

CEO Peter H. Kostmayer predicted the projects "will have an added benefit in later life of reducing health care costs by keeping today's children healthier not just during their childhood, but throughout their lives.

5 Staten Island schools get grants to promote healthy living
Diane Lore
July 21, 2015

In the last few years, Coqui’s work in promoting healthy lifestyles has been recognized through a series of awards and grants which include the 2015 Osborn Elliott Award for Community Service from Citizens Committee for New York City.

Coqui the Chef’s ‘Summer Cooking Camp for Kids’
Robert Wirsing
Bronx Times
July 18, 2015


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The new fund is intended to provide microgrants, from a few hundred dollars to more than $5,000, for the purpose of spurring local innovation and new neighborhood initiatives in Chelsea and Hudson Yards. 

Elected Officials Join 19 Private Sector Companies to Announce Innovative "West Side Community Fund"
Press Release
November 01, 2018

Members of the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society have launched a pop-up museum they hope will help inspire the next generation of historians in Queens and beyond... The banners cost about $2,000 and were paid for by donations, City Council funds and a grant from Citizens Committee for New York City. Eventually, the group hopes to find a permanent site for a museum that would also contain historical items, documents and oral histories from residents.

Woodhaven’s mobile museum delves into nabe’s rich history
Lisa Colangelo
October 15, 2017

Jordan Barker remarked, “I have seen the great work that the Citizens Committee does by connecting New Yorkers who want to effect positive change in their neighborhoods, to the funding needed to make this happen. I’m excited to be a part of this wonderful organization and I look forward to increasing the awareness of the Citizens Committee in local New York City neighborhoods.

Jordan Barker Named Vice Chair of Young Citizens Committee
Citizens Committee for New York City
June 21, 2017