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Getting the balance right on Uber and Lyft

The City Council is voting today on a package of legislation regulating app-based ride hailing companies in NYC. Read more »

Statement of NYC Council Member Brad Lander on NY State Legislature's Failure to Renew NYC School-Zone Speed Cameras

July 25, 2018

New York, NY – NYC Council Member Brad Lander issued the following statement in response to the New York State Legislature’s failure to renew New York City’s school-zone speed camera program, which expired this morning:

“As my grandmother would say, the failure of the New York State Senate GOP -- especially Leader Flanagan, Senator Felder, and Senator Golden -- to protect the lives of our kids is a shonda. Read more »

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 »

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