Browsing: Brad Lander

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…

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…

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