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NYC Council Members and Bikeshare Workers Call on NYC to Get Bike Share Expansion Right

June 13, 2018

New York, NY -- New York City Council Members joined bike-share workers and their union (Transport Workers Union Local 100) to call on the NYC Department of Transportation to get NYC’s bike-share expansion done right. Read more »

A City budget that’s on the right track

For hundreds of thousands of working-poor New Yorkers like Read more »

#PlanetOrPlastic: Foam Wars

I know how much you care about the environment, so I wanted to share with you a recent Politico article that highlights an ongoing #PlanetOrPlastic battle: can we effectively recycle polystyrene foam (aka styrofoam)? Read more »

NYC Council Member Brad Lander Announces New Legislation to Get Reckless Drivers Off the Road

Lander, City Council colleagues, and safe streets advocates announce “Reckless Driver Accountability Act” to make NYC a national leader in combating dangerous driving
June 5, 2018

 New York, NY -- NYC Council Member Brad Lander was joined today by City Council colleagues, traffic safety advocates, and families who have lost loved ones to traffic violence to announce new legislation to hold reckless drivers accountable, reduce dangerous driving, and save lives in NYC.

The “Reckless Driver Accountability Act” includes the following measures: Read more »

The future of Gowanus

We’ve been talking about the future of Gowanus for a long time now (not quite since the dissolved oxygen level in the Canal reached zero in 1904, though I know sometimes it can feel that way).

Shaping the future of the area in a thoughtful way -- given decades of pollution, the reality of climate change, escalating real estate values, shifting economic trends, and the tensions of growth -- is no easy feat. Read more »

Statement of City Council Member Brad Lander on NYCT President Andy Byford’s “Fast Forward” Plan Presented to MTA Board Wednesday Morning

May 23, 2018
Council Member Brad Lander issued the following statement on New York City Transit President Andy Byford’s “Fast Forward” plan presented to the MTA Board this morning:
 
“Props to NYCT Transit President Andy Byford on the ‘Fast Forward’ plan he presented to the MTA Board this morning. It’s a serious and comprehensive overhaul plan -- which we’ve been seeking for more than a year.
 
There’s a lot to like about this plan. Read more »

Park Slope Street Safety Town Hall - Wednesday, May 30

The tragedy at 5th Ave and 9th Street struck close to home for so many of us. Even as we are still mourning Abigail and Joshua (and now heartsick from the crushing news that Abigail’s mom, Ruthie Ann Miles, who was also hit, has lost the baby she was pregnant with), we want to do all we can to prevent future tragedies.  

So I’m joining with the Park Slope Street Safety Partnership and NYC DOT for a workshop on Wednesday, May 30th about street safety throughout our neighborhood:    Read more »

Council Member Brad Lander’s Statement on the Indictment by Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez of Dorothy Bruns

Council Member Brad Lander’s Statement on the Indictment by Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez of Dorothy Bruns for Manslaughter & Criminally Negligent Homicide in the Killing of Abigail Blumenstein and Joshua Lew
 
This morning, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez indicted Dorothy Bruns, the reckless driver who struck and killed two children, Abigail Blumenstein, age 4, and Joshua Lew, age 1, and injured Abigail’s pregnant mom. Read more »

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