Low voter turnout. Low civic trust. An idea for change.

The way it looks to me, we’re facing a crisis in our democracy. And I don’t just mean Donald Trump, the partisan divide, or gaping inequality (as serious as those are). Collectively, in NYC and far beyond, we aren’t taking good care of our democracy. Read more »

Statement from NYC Council Member Brad Lander on New Report Proposing an Earnings Standard for App-Based For-Hire Vehicle Drivers

July 2, 2018

Council Member Lander is the sponsor of Intro 890-2018, which would guarantee a living-wage for FHV drivers. Read more »

To keep more kids from dying

That’s why I got arrested this morning, outside State Senator Marty Golden’s office in Bay Ridge: to keep more kids from dying.

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Amidst housing shortage, city officials digging deep to find new options

Amidst housing shortage, city officials digging deep to find new options

By Sally Goldenberg

06/28/2018 05:04 AM EDT

As New York City grapples with a chronic housing shortage, city officials are furthering plans to unlock the residential potential of basements in a modest pilot program supporters hope to apply citywide. Read more »

Don't despair, organize

Last night, Read more »

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 »

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