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

New York Times

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 »

A Walk for Prospect Park

Our friends at the Prospect Park Alliance are holding a walk-a-thon on September 18th to raise money for Brooklyn's backyard.  Here are the details:

Join us for the Alliance's second annual walk-a-thon!  Read more »

Councilmember Brad Lander Hails Win for Community in Prospect Park West Bike Path Case

Date: 8/16/11


Contact: Councilmember Brad Lander’s office, Alex Moore 718-499-1090 amoore [at] council [dot] nyc [dot] gov


Brooklyn, NY- Councilmember Brad Lander released the following statement in response to Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan’s ruling today, dismissing a lawsuit challenging the Prospect Park West bike path in the case of Seniors for Safety v. NYC Department of Transportation: Read more »

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 »

Video: Brooklyn Neighborhoods To Have Reduced Alternate Side Parking


After keeping their streets clean, some Brooklyn residents will have an easier time parking. 

Local leaders and city lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to mark reductions in regular street cleaning in areas served by Community Board 7. 

The number of days of street cleanings are cut in half. This is all due to a recently-passed bill that allows for the revisions when a community achieves a certain level of cleanliness and agrees to the changes. Read more »

Brooklyn farmer's market, The YouthMarket, operated by local teens

New York Daily News

Students are teaching Brooklynites to eat healthfully at a new farmer's market in Kensington.

The Youthmarket on Fort Hamilton Parkway and E. Fifth St., open every Saturday through Oct. 29, is the latest GrowNYC stand to sprout up in the five boroughs. 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 »

Youth-run greenmarket opens in Kensington/Windsor Terrace this Saturday

Looking for locally−grown, fresh fruits and vegetables? You’re in luck! Tomorrow is opening day for a new Youthmarket farm stand in Kensington/Windsor Terrace.

Youthmarket, a program of GrowNYC, is a network of youth-run farm stands where local teens sell fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables grown by area farmers. In response to a request from neighborhood residents, I am pleased to partner with GrowNYC to bring Youthmarket to our community this summer: Read more »