In salute and support of Manhattan Youth

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Paul Goldstein (left), district office director for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, presented Bob Townley with a proclamation in honor of Manhattan Youth’s dedication and service to the Lower Manhattan community.

Bob Townley founded Manhattan Youth in 1986. On Thursday, Nov. 3 the nonprofit held a gala at the Bogardus Mansion on Murray Street to celebrate its silver anniversary and to encourage the community to continue supporting the organization, which has played a pivotal role in the growth and transformation of Lower Manhattan over the years.

In attendance were numerous elected officials, such as NY State Senator Daniel Squadron, NYC Councilmember Margaret Chin and Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin.

Former youth that benefited from the organization’s after school programs, parents, educators and supporters all enjoyed the food, atmosphere and entertainment.