Browsing: Brad Lander

Politics participatory budgeting library garden
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https://vimeo.com/123887350 Want to enjoy an outdoor storytelling space at the library? Think Union Street could be a bit more green? Would you like more turnstiles at the 7th Avenue F/G subway station? Then be sure to vote in Councilmember Brad Lander’s participatory budgeting process! The fourth year of participatory budgeting in District 39 gives residents 14 years of…

Politics Ballot via Brad Lander
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Voting for the fourth year of participatory budgeting in District 39 is fast approaching, and Councilmember Brad Lander just shared the projects that you’ll be able to choose between to receive a combined $1.5 million in funding. Here’s the complete list of projects that are on the ballot: Art in the 4th Avenue F/G Subway Station ($325,000) To accompany its recent…

Art & Music gowanus canal in the fall
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A public art initiative that’s part of the Bridging Gowanus project just launched a call for proposals for work that will show what makes the neighborhood so unique. Presented by Arts Gowanus and the Old Stone House and Washington Park, and sponsored by Councilmember Brad Lander, artists are invited to submit ideas for an 11-month installation…

Sponsored Happy holidays 2014 from Councilmember Brad Lander
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Councilmember Brad Lander wishes you and your loved ones a cheerful holiday season and a happy New Year! Please call our office anytime to let us know about an issue or make a suggestion for your neighborhood: 718-499-1090. The above is a paid announcement. If you would like to make an announcement to tens of…

Real Estate Prospect Park Residence via Brad Lander
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Months since senior citizens were first given an eviction notice from the Prospect Park Residence, they gathered with their families and elected officials on Saturday to protest what they’re calling deplorable living conditions in the space. The 122 seniors at the residence, which is an assisted living facility located at 1 Prospect Park West, were told…

Events hands by sparkle glowplug on Flickr
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More and more people are learning to care for two generations at once — their children, and their parents and in-laws — and an upcoming workshop aims to help with some of the issues you’ll encounter along the way. Co-sponsored by Park Slope Parents and the Office of Brad Lander, with help from the non-profit…

Transportation Sammy Cohen Eckstein memorial by Right of Way
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The New York City Council yesterday passed legislation that reduces the citywide speed limit on residential streets from 30 miles per hour to 25 mph, a move that lawmakers and advocates said would, if properly enforced, dramatically reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities. After state legislators voted in June to allow the city to lower the speed limit, the Council…

Politics Brad Lander BYOBag Week
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Council Member Brad Lander is one of several NYC council members supporting a bill that would put a 10-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags at grocery stores and more, and has been out trying to gain public support during BYOBag Week. During rush hour yesterday evening, Lander joined Council Members Laurie Cumbo  and Stephen Levin…

Volunteering canned food drive via Widener University School on Flickr
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Council Member Brad Lander is joining other members of the City Council to replenish the stocks of local food pantries around NYC, and you can help. Lander is holding a food drive through the end of next week to benefit CHiPS, the local charity that serves the hungry and homeless regardless of faith, race or ethnicity, and is…

Transportation 4th Av-9th St subway station renovation poster
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First announced in 2007, work on the 4th Avenue-9th Street station is still underway, and though its completion seems to be in our sights, more work was recently announced that is just going to add to the inconveniences at the stop, and Council Member Brad Lander is not happy about it. “The MTA’s large-scale rehabilitation…

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Slamming current hiring practices as unjust, area leaders are pushing for new city laws that would prevent employers from immediately asking about an applicant’s arrest history, as well as ban employment credit checks. Prompted by the news that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that prevents employers from asking applicants about their criminal history…

History (crop) kentile floors sign
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About a week after scaffolding began going up around the iconic Kentile Floors sign, the owner of the building that it sits on has confirmed it is indeed coming down. However, the letters will live on at another location after they’re donated to the Gowanus Alliance. Council Member Brad Lander and the Gowanus Alliance announced an…

Sanitation Brad Lander Organics Recycling
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The expanded organic waste recycling pilot program starts in our area on Monday, May 19, on your regular garbage days. You’ll now be able to leave organic materials such as food waste, food-soiled paper, and yard waste at the curb, and the Department of Sanitation will collect them twice a week. New York City Department…

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