Brad Lander

Councilmen Ask Google To Create Map Option That Will Make Streets SaferMany people turn to Google for answers, and now two New York City Council members say the technology giant has the answer to making city streets safer.
NYC Council Members Make Push For Plastic Bag LegislationCouncilman Brad Lander, D-Brooklyn, said the bill would require retail and grocery stores to charge customers a dime for each single-use plastic bag.
City Lawmakers Push For More Diversity In Public SchoolsCity Councilman Brad Lander is on board with leaders and activists supporting proposed laws to eliminate what he described as a segregated school system.
Brooklyn's Iconic Kentile Floors Sign To Find New LocationA 50-year-old outdoor sign that has come to symbolize Brooklyn's industrial heritage will come down, but will eventually be reinstalled.
Former Cop Charged In Borough Park Spray-Paint Spree To Undergo Mental EvaluationA former NYPD officer may be responsible for anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled across the heavily Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park.
New York City Council Considers Shopping Bag Fee LegislationThe 10-cent carry out bag fee would apply to markets and bodegas, street vendors selling fruit, vegetables and general merchandise and retail stores including clothing, drug and department stores.
Mayor Bill De Blasio Drops Lawsuit Over NYPD Anti-Profiling LawNew York City will drop a challenge to a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.
City Council Committees Hear De Blasio's Traffic Safety PlanMayor Bill de Blasio pitched his "Vision Zero" plan as an aggressive crack down on speeding and other traffic violations in an effort to reduce fatalities in New York City.
NYPD Cracks Down On Drivers Who Don't Yield To PedestriansCity Councilman Brad Lander heaped praise on the 78 Precinct's failure to yield sting operation in Park Slope in which plainclothes officers enter crosswalks when they have the walk signal.
Dept. Of Sanitation Chaplain Causes Stir Comparing NYC To 'Plantation' At De Blasio InaugurationRev. Fred Lucas Jr. was one of four people to deliver an invocation during Wednesday's ceremony.
Local Officials Rally For 'Better, Smarter, Fairer' Instant Runoff VotingElected officials pointed to the $13 million price tag to hold Tuesday's public advocate runoff election that saw very low voter turnout as a reason to change the current procedure.
City Councilman Proposes Measure To Halt 'Crazy' Cost Of Runoff ElectionsThe Oct. 1 public advocate runoff will cost the Board of Elections $13 million. The public advocate's office has a budget of $2.3 million.