Brad Lander

Brad Lander appears in the following:

Protections for the Gig Economy

Monday, October 31, 2016

The City Council wants to protect freelance workers from wage theft by passing the new Freelance Isn't Free Act.


The "Bag Bill" Gets a Vote

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The New York City Council is expected to vote on a bill that would place a 5-cent fee on plastic bags, and take on the long-standing issue of plastic bag disposal in the city. 

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Councilmember Lander on Salary Boost: "It's Fair, It's Reasonable."

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

A bill is up for a vote in New York City Council to raise council members' salaries while restricting outside income and eliminating all stipends. Councilmember Brad Lander discusses.

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What Good School Integration Might Look Like

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Schools like the Brooklyn New School have become highly attractive to parents, in part because of their diverse student bodies, but City Councilman Brad Lander says we need more options.

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Zoning for Affordability

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

City Councilman Brad Lander talks about the mayor's plan to require affordable units in any new development.

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Banning Credit Checks

Monday, April 27, 2015

City Councilman Brad Lander and Sarah Ludwig, co-director of the New Economy Project, talk about a bill Lander sponsored to ban credit checks in most hiring processes.

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It's Bring Your Own Bag Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For some, a plastic bag is the most beautiful thing ever seen. For others, it’s superfluous litter, and a campaign is underway this week to push for reusable bag use.

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NYC Development: Going Up, Closing Down

Friday, June 13, 2014

A check-in on some notable developments and the state of affordable housing for many New Yorkers. City Councilman Brad Lander (D-39), discusses the threatened closing of Prospect Park Residence, an assisted-living facility for seniors, as well as other council items.

Then, WNYC development reporter Janet Babin discusses a proposed big new big building that may cast shadows across Prospect Park; the rally to save cheap housing at Stuy Town; and how the de Blasio affordable housing push is starting to shake out.

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Rules for the New City Council

Monday, January 27, 2014

City Council deputy majority leader and chair of the Rules Committee (Brooklyn 39th) Brad Lander talks about his City Council leadership role and the progressive bloc's agenda.

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Participatory Budgeting and Member Items

Friday, April 05, 2013

This year's expansion of participatory budgeting allows residents' of their districts to allocate some of the member items funds. Voting concludes this weekend for the 8 districts involved. 

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Does the NYPD Need an Inspector General?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

As the federal trial over NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices continues, the City Council has agreed to establish an inspector general to monitor the NYPD. New York City Councilmembers Jumaane Williams (D-45, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie) and Brad Lander (D-39, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park and Kensington) co-sponsors of the Community Safety Act, talk about the plan.


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Credit Checks on Job Applicants

Monday, December 03, 2012

Brooklyn City Councilman (D-39) Brad Lander talks about a proposal he's co-sponsoring to ban the use of credit checks during hiring in New York City. Plus,Emmett Pinkston talks about how his credit score disqualified him for a job with the Transportation Security Administration two years ago.

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Participatory Budgeting Winners

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Four city council districts let constituents decide how to allocate some funds. Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Councilman (D 39), and Alexa Kasdan, director of research and policy for the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center, review the results. Plus Christine Petro, Windsor Terrace resident, and George Sanchez, Cobble Hill resident, talk about their projects that received funding. 

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Participatory Budgeting Comes to New York

Friday, October 21, 2011

This really sounds like a great idea in principle but in my experience in these so-called community projects is, usually better educated, more fluent, better organized people who in e...

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Participatory Budgeting

Friday, October 21, 2011

Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Councilman (D-39), and Melissa Mark-Viverito, city council member representing East Harlem and parts of the Bronx and Upper West Side, and member of the council's Progressive Caucus, discuss their new plan to involve constituents in budget allocation.

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A Progressive City Budget

Friday, February 18, 2011

Brooklyn City Councilman (D-39) Brad Lander reacts to Mayor Bloomberg's proposed city budget.

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Newly Elected: City Council 39

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Brooklyn City Councilman-elect (D-39) Brad Lander looks ahead to his term in office representing Carroll Gardens, Kensington, Park Slope and Windsor Terrace in the city council.

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Terror Trial

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The members of the 9/11 Commission, former NJ Governor Tom Kean and Richard Ben-Veniste discuss the controversial decision to try accused 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a Manhattan civilian court. Plus, newly elected City Councilmember Brad Lander; independent bookstores band together; and community activist Kevin Powell on his latest ...

Immigrant Housing

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Javier Valdes, Deputy Director of Make the Road New York and Brad Lander, senior fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development, discuss their recent work on how immigrants are particular affected by tenant housing.

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