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What’s Happening NYC! July 2013 | Monthly Events & Opportunities

Hurricane Relief Grants Citizens Committee for New York City is awarding grants of $2,000 to support volunteer-led hurricane relief efforts. We are offering this short-term, high-impact grant opportunity because we understand that Sandy relief efforts go beyond the immediate aftermath. The grants are to help increase the overall capacity of volunteer groups to provide relief […]

Homeowner’s Forum

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development, in partnership with Council Member Erik Martin Dilan, and many City governmental and non-profit agencies, invites you to a Homeowner’s Forum An opportunity for homeowners to get informed about property tax exemptions, foreclosure prevention, building permits, sanitation, water/sewer, lead/pest control, low-interest home repair loans and much more. […]


RED HOOK: ‘It’s So Depressing, People Don’t Know What To Do’ Aimee Groth | Nov. 3, 2012, 9:50 AM Red Hook, the seaside Brooklyn neighborhood that was slammed by Hurricane Sandy, is a complete mess. Roads flooded up to six feet deep, washing away cars everywhere. Buildings along the pier have been left in ruins. […]


New York City Department of Environmental Protection PUBLIC NOTICE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER On October 29,2012, the turbidity of the New York City Catskill-Delaware Water Supply at the Kensico Reservoir in Valhalla, New York in Westchester County exceeded 5 nephelometric turbidity units (NTUs) at approximately 6:30 PM. The turbidity returned to below 5 […]

What’s Happening NYC!

Dear Citizens Committee Friend, Please join us for our free workshops! Workshops are for volunteer-led groups and individuals interested in working on community improvement projects. Build a Rain Harvesting System for Your Garden Saturday, July 28 | 10:30am-1:30pm Tranquility Farm (267 Throop Avenue by Willoughby Avenue) This hands-on workshop will take you through all the […]

Skills Week 2012

Dear Citizens Committee Friend, Please join us for Skills Week, a week of free workshops, resource sharing and networking opportunities from Saturday, June 2 – Saturday, June 9! Learn the skills needed to improve your neighborhood and promote your community group’s work; workshops will be held at our offices in downtown Manhattan. Space is limited; […]

We Did It!

The Unity Block Association/Love Your Block Tree Guard Party was a success! We received a glowing review from the Love Your Block NYC Grant committee! “Congratulations! Your group successfully carried out the Love Your Block project in a way neighbors will be proud of for a long time to come! Citizens Committee for New York […]

Unity Block Association Tree Guard Party

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Spring 2012 NYC Safe Disposal Events

The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding five SAFE Disposal Events this spring (one in each borough) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of potentially harmful household products. If you cannot attend any of the events, see below for tips & alternatives. When & Where All events will be held […]

Brooklyn Workshop Series

Neighborhood Leadership Institute Winter 2012 Skills-Building Workshops Brooklyn Edition Basics of Community Organizing Saturday, January 28, 11am-3pm, East New York Bring neighbors together to work on issues that matter to you! Media Tools Saturday, February 25, 11am-2pm, East New York Increase public support for your group by framing your message and alerting local media. Navigating […]