Kensington

World's fair in one nabe

New York Daily News
09/14/2010

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 »

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 »

Workshops for Small Business Owners

If you're interested in starting a small business, feel free to attend CAMBA Small Business Services's TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Informational Session on Wednesday, September 8, from 6PM – 7PM. The session is an overview of CAMBA's intensive 10-week (60 hours) workshop which steps the entrepreneur through the development of a business plan as well as addresses topics critical to starting and operating a successful business. Read more »

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.