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Politics Brad Lander, BYOBag Week
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Council Member Brad Lander is one of several NYC council members supporting a bill that would put a 10-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags at grocery stores and more, and has been out trying to gain public support during BYOBag Week. During rush hour yesterday evening, Lander joined Council Members Laurie Cumbo  and Stephen Levin
Politics Community Board 6 capital improvement map
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Got an idea for a neighborhood improvement? Add it to a new map from Community Board 6, which they hope will give citizens a stronger voice in budget decisions that affect our communities and lives. CB6 will be gathering suggestions on this map for local capital improvements related to buildings, roadways, and open space. A capital project is a physical
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School will once again be cool, thanks to a big win for PS 10 (511 7th Avenue, between Prospect Avenue and 17th Street) in District 38′s first ever participatory budgeting vote. Along with Red Hook’s PS 15, South Slope’s PS 10 will now have funding to wire the building’s hottest classrooms for air conditioning. “This
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Voting for District 38′s first ever year of participatory budgeting begins this weekend, and you have several opportunities to make your voice heard around the neighborhood. The most convenient location is at Greenwood Park (555 7th Avenue, between 19th and 20th Streets) on Sunday, March 30, from 12pm to 5pm. Voting does run through April
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If you rely on the G train to get to Long Island City, you may want to be at an upcoming meeting where a number of local leaders will be on hand to discuss another impending shutdown of the G train. From July 26 through September 1, the MTA will be suspending G train service between Long
Politics PB-vote-outreach
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It’s the third year of participatory budgeting in District 39, which means neighbors have another chance to tell Councilmember Brad Lander what projects you’d like to see funded in our area. Ideas for projects have already been submitted, and now it’s time to see what proposals have made it through volunteer-led committees and will be up for a vote
Education pre k doe
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Believe all kids deserve pre-kindergarten education? What about after school programs that keep them active and creative, and take a load off of working parents? You can help demand educational resources for all by signing our local Assemblymember James Brennan’s petition for daylong universal pre-k and expanded after school programs at junior high schools around NYC. The
Politics snow sidewalk 4th ave 12th street
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A proposed amendment to existing laws about sidewalk snow and ice removal could mean heftier penalties for those who don’t shovel, but clear walks for pedestrians. Councilmember David Greenfield is proposing that the city use municipal workers to clear a sidewalk they would normally ticket (fines currently start at $100 if a sidewalk isn’t cleared within four
Politics brad lander
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Our Councilmember Brad Lander has always been pretty accessible, but he’s about to get a little more open to your questions. He’s one of three city leaders who will be part of a new site called AskThem that lets the public ask their officials questions directly. How it works is you enter your address and find your
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