For Immediate Release: Friday, September 30, 2016
Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and city and state elected officials recognized photographer Jane Schreibman for her role in reporting the second, undetonated improvised explosive device in Chelsea on the night of Saturday, September 17.
Schreibman is the Chelsea resident who "saw something and said something" that night, finding a suspiciously modified pressure cooker on the sidewalk and notifying the authorities of what turned out to be a second, undetonated bomb. The device was later safely removed from the street by police.
In a ceremony at Fashion Institute of Technology's Reeves Great Hall, Brewer, Council Member Corey Johnson, State Senator Brad Hoylman, and Assemblymember Richard Gottfried presented Schreibman with an official proclamation recognizing her potentially life-saving action. City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James, and Fashion Institute of Technology President Dr. Joyce F. Brown also attended the ceremony and spoke in praise of Schreibman's actions.
"By looking out for her neighbors and calling in a suspicious device left out in the street, Jane Schreibman exemplified our New York values," said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. "'If you see something, say something' isn't just a slogan -- it's an affirmation that we all live on top of each other, we're all in this together, and we all need to look out for each other. That's New York." Read more...