Kensington

Citizen of the Week: Veronica Guzman

This week, our office is pleased to honor Veronica Guzman, whose contributions to PS 230 and the Kensington community have touched many lives in significant ways. Her commitment to helping children and their families makes her our choice for Citizen of the Week.

PS 230 5th graders present a mural on child labor around the world

On Tuesday night, graduating 5th grade students from PS 230 in Kensington presented Councilmember Lander with a project they have been working on all year. It’s an 8 foot mural that raises awareness about social justice, access to education and child labor around the world.

Video: Brad Lander Rallies for Neighborhood Firehouse

Kensington Prospect
06/21/2010

Councilmember Brad Lander joined Matthew Eugene, who represents the other side of Coney Island Avenue in a rally last week to protest the closure of the Cortelyou road firehouse, which serves folks on both sides of Coney Island Avenue. Read more »

Stalled Development in the 39th Council District

We need to make these sites into assets for the community!

Many of these developments are causing real hazards for their neighbors, with fences falling down on sidewalks, loose construction debris that can become deadly in high winds, and unsecured sites that are dangerous for children and an invitation to squatting.

Help the effort to convert local blight to community benefit by providing feedback and tracking the progress of each site. Read more »

Video: Anger of Brooklyn's Abandoned Lots

WPIX Channel 11
06/03/2010

Channel 11 investigates stalled developments in Brooklyn, and talks to Brad about the problems and opportunities they present. Read more »

Safer Kensington streets

I've heard from many of my constituents about dangerous intersections in Kensington -- especially Church Avenue at both McDonald Avenue and Ocean Parkway. So I am very happy to report on some good news we've received from the NYC Department of Transportation about projects that are taking place this summer along and around Church Avenue.

Testimony in Support of Kensington Stables

Brad testified on February 3rd in support of Kensington Stables, the last remaining stable in Brooklyn and a treasure of our neighborhood. He urged the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene not to adopt new, stringent rules that might force the stables to close.