Browsing: Brad Lander

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
Jobs NYC-Coalition-to-Stop-Credit-Checks-in-Employment-3
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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
Transportation Drive Like Your Kids Live Here sign on 4th Avenue
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Join the Park Slope Street Safety Partnership and Councilmember Brad Lander for a Vision Zero Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 21 at 6pm at PS 321 at 180 7th Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets. If you’ve got questions or concerns about traffic calming measures in our neighborhood and around the city, you’ll have the opportunity to
Education pta fun run
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The Brooklyn PTA 5k Fun Run, sponsored by Brooklyn PTAs, Council Member Brad Lander, and Council Member Laurie Cumbo, is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, and families are invited to come “run/walk/stroll/toddle” through Prospect Park to raise money for area schools. Participants can chose to race individually, or form a team with others from their school. School teams of 20+ racers will
Politics Participatory Budgeting Million Dollar Question
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Voting for the third 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. Some of the proposed projects in our area that are on the ballot include: Repairs to the Ennis Playground basketball courts. Fixes on three flooded, muddy pathways in Prospect Park. Security
Politics Participatory Budgeting Million Dollar Question
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It’s the third year of participatory budgeting in District 39, which means neighbors have another chance to tell Councilmember Brad Lander what projects you’d like to see funded in our area. Ideas for projects have already been submitted, and now it’s time to see what proposals have made it through volunteer-led committees and will be up
Politics Brad Lander
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Our Councilmember Brad Lander has always been pretty accessible, but he’s about to get a little more open to your questions. He’s one of three city leaders who will be part of a new site called AskThem that lets the public ask their officials questions directly. How it works is you enter your address and find your
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