In the Press: Chabad of Kensington honors Lander

Kensington Prospect
08/23/2010

Chabad Lubavitch of Kensington hosted its 4th annual camp banquet on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at its Gan Israel Day Camp location on Ocean Parkway. Chabad Lubavitch of Kensington is a Brooklyn branch of international Chabad that unites over 5,000 Jewish families of New York’s Russian immigrant community. Rabbi Moshe Chaim and Doba Levin have opened their hearts and home to thousands of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, as well as American and Israeli Jews. The Gan Israel summer day camp is but one of Chabad of Kensington’s many programs and activities that assists thousands of Russian Jewish immigrants and their young families building new lives in New York.

The organization invited Councilmember Brad Lander to be the Guest of Honor at the Grand Banquet. Mr. Lander represents Kensington, Borough Park, and other Brooklyn neighborhoods in the City Council. Read more »

In the Press: Brad Lander on Charter Revision

New York Public Strategies
08/16/2010

The Charter Revision Commission, as predicted, has decided to pass on major changes to the City's Uniform Land Use Review Procedures for this year. But political nature abhors a vacuum and City Council Brad Lander may try to fill it. Read more »

Public meeting on Hydrofracking on August 24th

Many of you have contacted my office about your deep opposition to the proposed practice of "hydraulic fracturing" - drilling for natural gas in an extremely risky way that would jeopardize NYC's water supply. Next week is an important chance to make our voices heard on this issue. Read more »

Helping Kids Get Ready for the School Year

Thank you to everyone who made a donation through our office to Operation Backpack, a program run by Volunteers of America that provides backpacks filled with school supplies to children living in New York City's homeless shelters. Read more »

Brad Participates in National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 3rd was National Night Out Against Crime, a nationwide event that has taken place every summer for the last 27 years. As part of this event, police officers join together with local residents and civic groups to sponsor an evening of activities in their precincts that will strengthen the police-community relationships. Read more »

August events

Rooftop Films at Old American Can Factory

Summer is winding down, but there are still a number of outdoor community events to look forward to. Read more »

In the Press: Can this high-power couple become more energy-efficient?

Brad Lander with electronics
The Brooklyn Paper
07/28/2010

Talk about a green party.

Councilman Brad Lander (D–Park Slope) is putting his energy efficient light bulbs where his mouth is, battling his constituents in a yearlong energy-saving competition that aims to reduce electricity throughout his district.

The “Reduce the Use” contest begins on Aug. 1, and is open to any Con Edison customer and resident of Lander’s 39th District — Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, and Borough Park. Read more »

In the Press: Public Hearing On Proposed Expansion of Park Slope Landmark District

Proposed expansion of Park Slope Historic District
Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn
08/10/2010

Thanks to the hard work of Park Slope residents,  the Park Slope Civic Council, and local elected officials, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission  voted earlier today to put a public hearing on the calendar (date to be determined) to seriously consider the expansion of the Park Slope Historic District. The proposed expansion would add the blocks between Seventh and Eight Avenues, from Seventh Street through 14th Street , as well as areas adjacent to Bartel Pritchard Square (the full proposed boundaries are available on the LPC website. Read more »

Cleaner air, less waste

The City Council today passed legislation that helps move New York City forward on two critical issues: reducing air pollution by cleaning up the oil used to heat our homes and buildings, and taking steps to expand and improve recycling for the 21st century. Read more »

A few words on the killing of geese in Prospect Park

I’d like to take a moment to speak about the killing of Canadian geese in Prospect Park. I feel it is important for me to do so because I share the sentiments of many New Yorkers: I am angry and saddened by the actions of Mayor Bloomberg, the Port Authority, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Read more »

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