Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer issued a new report today on cyber-crime prevention, following arrests in a global cyber-heist that drained $45 million from A.T.M’s around the globe, including $2.8 million from bank machines in Manhattan, and revealed widespread vulnerabilities in American financial institutions. The report offered valuable tips to New Yorkers on how to avoid being the victims of cyber-crime and also urged passage of federal and state legislation to strengthen protections.
Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh today unveiled the East River Blueway Plan – an ambitious proposal to transform the borough’s waterfront from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 38th Street with amenities and protections against future storm damage.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (@scottmstringer) today hosted “Start-Up City: Growing New York City's Entrepreneurial Economy for All,” a conference featuring discussion among industry thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and NYC’s mayoral candidates on how to build on the growth of New York’s innovation economy and how it can help New Yorkers climb the next rung of the economic ladder.
Elected officials, anti-violence and youth-serving organizations, university and college students, advocates and survivors will gather on the steps of City Hall on April 24th at noon for a rally and press conference to observe Denim Day NYC, a citywide initiative to raise awareness about sexual violence, and the ways in which individuals and communities can work to end gender-based violence. A landmark survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States have been raped at some time in their lives. The CDC also finds that LGBT individuals report experiencing sexual violence at levels equal to or higher than heterosexual individuals.
On Earth Day in New York City, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) and Citizens Committee for New York City proudly announced the winners of the first-ever New York City-wide community-scale composting contest. Applicants from across the city submitted proposals for community-based composting projects, and now twenty-six winners will receive grants of up to $750 to purchase equipment, tools and materials to start, expand and grow neighborhood composting programs.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer today proudly announced the appointment of 76 new members to Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. This year’s appointees continue the trend of increased diversity among board members and include small business owners, including those recovering from Hurricane Sandy, NYCHA residents, clergy members, parent leaders and a fifth generation New Yorker.
Calling for an ambitious Moynihan-Penn Station Master Plan to spur economic development and transportation growth, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer today issued Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) recommendations that would limit Madison Square Garden’s special-use permit to ten years, rather than “in perpetuity.”
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