Prospect Park

Dept. of Health to spray for mosquitoes in part of Brooklyn tonight

Map of spray area

**Update: The spraying has been moved to Thursday evening due to inclement weather.**

I have received word that the Department of Health will be spraying for mosquitoes tonight, starting at 8:15 P.M., in some areas around Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery (see the map at the right of this page and the DOH announcement linked to below for details). They are doing so to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus this summer. 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 »

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 »

Reporting back to you (one year in)

As a deep believer in democratic accountability, I know it is essential to report back to the community that I serve.

One year into my tenure in the City Council, I’m pleased to share an annual report on some of what we accomplished in 2010, and a little of what we’re hoping to do in the year to come.

You can view the report here – it is broken down by issue, and by the various neighborhoods in the district. Read more »

Free Workshop on Urban Wildlife

Councilmember Brad Lander, Windsor Terrace Alliance, and The Humane Society of the United States cordially invite you to a special free workshop:

How to Resolve Common Urban Wildlife Problems:
Effective and Humane Solutions for NYC Residents

Saturday, January 22, 2011 – 10am to 1pm
Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 245 Prospect Park West,
in the St. Joseph's Conference Room