Carroll Gardens

Audio: Participatory Budgeting

The Brian Lehrer Show
10/21/2011

Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Councilman (D-39), and Melissa Mark-Viverito, city council member representing East Harlem and parts of the Bronx and Upper West Side, and member of the council's Progressive Caucus, discuss their new plan to involve constituents in budget allocation.

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4 Council Members, Each With $1 Million, Will Let Public Decide How It’s Spent

New York Times
09/14/2011

Four City Council members, intrigued by experiments begun in Brazil to let ordinary citizens determine how government uses tax dollars, say they plan to allow their constituents to decide how $4 million is spent next year. Read more »

Fresher food coming to NYC

I hope you are hungry, because today is a good day for New Yorkers who care about their food. We’ve learned a lot recently about the importance of improving our food system, supporting regional farms and businesses, and making sure that everyone has access to fresh, healthy food. I wanted to share some recent developments that bring us closer to that goal. Read more »

About Shop Local

Dear Friends,

Local, independently owned businesses are a hallmark of our community, an essential part of the urban landscape, and an appealing and vital part of the 39th District’s neighborhoods.

Small business owners frequently live in the community and remain invested in our neighborhoods economically and socially. Small business owners frequently provide jobs to local residents, take the "high road" in how they relate to neighbors, workers, and the environment, and also have a proud record of supporting local not-for-profit groups. Read more »

Local Reviews of Businesses in Carroll Gardens

Click on a link of any small business for a review by a local publication.

5 Burro Café, 127 Columbia Street, (718) 875-5515

61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, (917) 783-8141 Read more »

About Other Shop Local Projects

Shop Brooklyn: Shop Brooklyn is Borough President Marty Markowitz' campaign for local residents and visitors, emphasizing service and individuality in Brooklyn's neighborhoods and shopping corridors. The initiative has forged strategic partnerships with Business Improvement Districts, Merchant Associations, and Local Economic Development Organizations throughout Brooklyn to showcase independently owned businesses with added-value marketing efforts and educational outreach. Read more »

Shop Local Brooklyn 39

Shop Local bannerWe encourage members of our community to patronize independent, locally owned, neighborhood shops, restaurants, cafes and stores.  Local businesses provide goods and services with a personalized touch, keep jobs and money flowing in our community, contribute to support local causes, and help keep our neighborhoods vibrant and livable.  

Please take a minute to check out our "Shop Local" resources: Read more »

After Threat, Funding for Carroll Park Employee Restored

Carroll Gardens Patch
06/10/2011

When there's enough passion involved, things can happen very quickly.

Just over a day ago, word spread on message boards and blogs that beloved Carroll Park playground associate Kathleen Henderson's job would no longer be funded by the Parks Department.

Parents and locals rallied together and, frantically, sent emails and made distressed phone calls.

And just as quickly as parents rallied, so did Councilmember Brad Lander, whose office was contacted by concerned residents.

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