Browsing: Brad Lander

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
Politics Brad Lander
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Following the confirmation of Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito as the City Council speaker, some of her allies have been getting press as they’ve been appointed to various leadership positions in the Council. One of her close ties is our own Councilmember Brad Lander, whose work on the Council with Mark-Viverito goes back several years, and who just got
Transportation 4th Avenue
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From condos to traffic calming, there’s no doubt that 4th Avenue has seen a number of significant changes over the past few years, and with the de Blasio administration settling in at City Hall, the Forth on Fourth Avenue committee thought this would be the perfect time to take a closer look at one of our neighborhood’s
Events Gowanus by ljmazz23 on Instagram
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Got an idea for the future of the Gowanus neighborhood? You’ll have a chance to share them when several local leaders come together for Bridging Gowanus, a community planning process that launches next month. Council Member Brad Lander, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and Council Member Stephen Levin are convening
Transportation Red Light Camera on 5th Ave
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In a letter sent to NYC DOT Commissioner Janet Sadik-Khan and Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri last week, Assemblymember Jim Brennan addressed the need for increased safety measures for pedestrians along Prospect Park West following the tragic death of 12-year-old Sammy Cohen-Eckstein when we was struck by a van near 3rd Street. In the letter, Brennan says that
Politics Participatory Budgeting Online Map
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It’s the third year of participatory budgeting in District 39, and Councilmember Brad Lander now has a website where you can enter ideas and show your support for ones others have suggested. Anyone can post ideas, whether you live, work, or even just pass through the district. Eligible ideas must be for “capital” projects: i.e., physical
Green E-Waste Recycling via Tekserve on Flickr
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Got old electronics gathering dust in your apartment? Toss them responsibly this Saturday, October 19 from 10am to 4pm, at the e-waste recycling event sponsored by the Park Slope Civic Council, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, Councilmember Brad Lander, and Tekserve. Part of the Fall Civic Sweep, you can drop off both working and non-working electronics at J.J. Byrne Playground, 5th Avenue between
Events Jeffertiti Moon GoogaMooga style
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Council Member Brad Lander posted a recap of Thursday’s city council meeting, which heard testimony on large-scale events held in city parks, such as GoogaMooga and Worldwide Day of Play. Here’s a breakdown of some of the points that involved Prospect Park: • GoogaMooga will not return in 2014. • Large events are not chosen as money making vehicles for the Parks Department, but
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