Hot off the press from our Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer ~
Every quarter since July 1, 2019, Manhattan Community Boards are rewarded for their quarter-upon-quarter growth in recycling rates. CBs with the highest rates of growth earn cash awards from Pratt Industries– which runs New York City’s only recycling plant– to be donated to local nonprofits chosen by the Boards.
This quarter, Pratt is doubling their prizes to help local nonprofits meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. I can’t say enough about Mike Altobelli and Shawn State, executives at Pratt, who are doing great work to help reduce New York’s solid waste stream.
These are the winning Community Boards for this third quarter round, along with prize amounts and the local nonprofits they chose:
FIRST PLACE ($10,000): Community Board 11: New York Common Pantry, a food bank in East Harlem.
SECOND PLACE ($6,000): Community Board 3: Hamilton-Madison House, a settlement house on the Lower East Side.
THIRD PLACE ($4,000) : Community Board 1: Womankind, a gender-based violence shelter in Chinatown.
Congratulations to all!
Read the full Newsletter Here.
While you’re here ~ Take a Jane’s Walk Tour of the East Harlem Historic District from 111th to 120th Streets, and from Park Avenue to the East River, via Urban Archive.