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District 6

Gale A. Brewer

Hell's Kitchen, Midtown-Times Square, Upper West Side-Lincoln Square, Upper West Side (Central), Central Park

By Daniel Krieger, September 27, 2022

The residents of 255 West 95th Street have been living in an olfactory environment dominated by the odors of hamburgers and french fries and grease.

This began in April, when the rooftop exhaust fan of the McDonald’s next door to them was pointed at their building after being turned away from 


by Greg Smith, September 23, 2022

As the number of tenant complaints about cloudy water began to skyrocket at the Jacob Riis Houses this summer, a top NYCHA executive decided the tap water there needed to be tested.

But instead of ordering up an expedited test, which would have yielded results within 24 hours, NYCHA Chief Operating Officer Eva Trimble decided there was no need to rush things.


Despite hurdles, many are hoping for the first ordinary school year since the start of the pandemic
by Abigail Gruskin, September 21, 2022

On paper, little about the upcoming school year felt settled in the weeks — and even days — leading up to September 8, the start of classes for many students in Manhattan.


by Gus Saltonstall, September 21, 2022

UPPER WEST SIDE, NY — The Participatory Budget process is now open on the Upper West Side, which means you can submit or support ideas in the neighborhood for the chance to receive funding.

From now through Oct. 17, Upper West Siders can propose ideas on how $1 million of Council Member Gale Brewer’s city budget allocation can be used in the neighborhood.


by Chris Sommerfeldt and Tim Balk, September 14, 2022

Mayor Adams and members of the City Council have begun to aggressively pressure the federal government to process asylum seekers’ work papers more quickly, as the Texas busing program stretches New York’s social safety net to its limit.

Councilwoman Gale Brewer, a Manhattan Democrat, introduced a resolution on Wednesday calling on the U.S.


by Bernadette Hogan, September 14, 2022

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and Manhattan Councilwoman Gale Brewer are backing Mayor Eric Adams’ urgent request to get asylum seekers working — and say they’ll press Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to get it done. 

Brewer penned a letter asking Schumer, Gillibrand and all the members of New York City’s congressional delegation to work their contacts at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to approve an emergency measure that would expedite processing times for employment authorization applications submitted by asylum seekers. 


by Eric Feldman, September 14, 2022

NY1 has learned two separate City Council chairs have sent a letter to the head of the New York City Housing Authority, opening investigations into water quality concerns.

The move comes after public housing tenants at the Jacob Riis Houses in Manhattan went without water for a week as they waited for more information on a positive arsenic test in the water supply

The letter, 


by Bernadette Hogan and David Meyer, September 13, 2022

Following a rash of deadly fires caused by faulty e-bike scooter batteries, a City Councilman plans to introduce a new bill prohibiting the sale of non-certified batteries.

Democrat Oswald Feliz’s district is among several that have seen fires break out as a result of faulty e-bike batteries.


by Gale A. Brewer, September 13, 2022

The soundtrack of New York City is a jumble of bangs, crashes, and screeches. This barrage of excessive noise is more than unpleasant — it can cause anxiety, stress, high blood pressure, heart disease, and other health problems, and threatens public health.

Piercing through the cacophony of noise is the wail of sirens from emergency response vehicles.