Browsing: Brad Lander

Transportation Photo via shinya
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Citi Bike will be expanding into Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, and Red Hook next year and Councilmember Brad Lander wants the neighborhood’s help in identifying good locations for the bike share stations. Citi Bike is moving forward with a long-promised expansion, doubling the system from 6,000 to 12,000 bikes, adding many new…

Events police eating
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Tuesday night officers from the 78th Precinct spent time with the community at National Night Out Against Crime in Grand Army Plaza. There were games, food, and information about police programs, as well as the chance to meet local police officers. “We’re here in support of the precinct. We try to come every year. We…

Transportation 4th avenue traffic, via flickr
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Left turns are dangerous. And because of that, City Councilmember Brad Lander wants to reduce the number of left turns drivers take. To help with this effort, he — along with Ydanis Rodriguez, chair of the Council’s Transportation Committe — is asking Google Maps to add a “reduce left turns” feature, similar to the options the company already…

News Park Slope Streets: 7th Avenue from 9th Street
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For the first time in New York City’s history, the Rent Guidelines Board voted Monday night to green-light a rent freeze for the city’s approximate two million residents living in rent-stabilized homes, eliciting cheers of approval from elected officials and neighbors who have long called for relief for tenants. The board, which regulates rent for…

Transportation Almost Empty CitiBike station on 4th Ave
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Citi Bike is expanding into Community Board 6 and wants your feedback on where docking stations should be placed — although according to DNAinfo, it looks like the bike share program won’t make it east of 4th Avenue for a couple of years yet. Citi Bike is holding a community workshop for the CB6 community on…

Events Flyer for Brooklyn Volunteer Fair
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Looking for a way to get more involved in your community? Find out about a variety of volunteer opportunities at the 2015 Brooklyn Volunteer Fair on Thursday, June 4 from 5:30-8pm at the Park Slope Armory on 15th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Nearly 80 organizations serving Brooklyn will be in attendance. There will…

Politics participatory budgeting library garden
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https://vimeo.com/123887350 The votes are in for this year’s participatory budgeting initiative in Councilmember Brad Lander’s District 39, and we’ve got some cool local projects to look forward to! Nearly 2,700 people turned out to vote — including Mayor Bill de Blasio — in the process that gets local residents involved in choosing how the Councilmember…

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…

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