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Opposing the Marine Transfer Station

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A Vision for the Esplanade

Investing in our open space and waterfront

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About Ben Kallos

Confronted with corruption in Albany, Ben put voting records online so New Yorkers could finally hold politicians accountable. Since then he's run a government reform organization that successfully removed corruption from government and served as Policy Director for former Public Advocate Mark Green.

Ben grew up on the Upper East Side with his mother, who still lives in the neighborhood, and his grandparents, who fled anti-Semitism in Europe. A Bronx Science graduate, Ben knows that our public schools are more than just budget line.  He attended SUNY Albany and SUNY Buffalo Law School, where he paid his own way through.

In the City Council, Ben chairs the Committee on Governmental Operations, where he promotes transparency to ensure every dollar gets spent to improve your quality of life--from affordable housing to senior services to better schools.

Updates

Event
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 8:00am - 10:00am

Learn more about the Business Improvement District we have formed to clean up 86th Street and the surrounding areas.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn more about the Business Improvement District we have formed to clean up 86th Street and the surrounding areas.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Members receive a free month on their annual membership and non-members receive a free day pass or $25 off an annual membership.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Staff from New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) will provide free legal assistance on civil issues related to: Housing (tenant only), Foreclosure, Public Benefits, Disability Benefits, Healthcare Benefits, Identity Theft, Debt Management, Consumer Credit, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Child support, Employment, Superstorm Sandy, and Advance Planning. Please make an appointment by calling our office at 212-860-1950. Walk-ins will be taken based on availability.

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Staff from New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) will provide free legal assistance on civil issues related to: Housing (tenant only), Foreclosure, Public Benefits, Disability Benefits, Healthcare Benefits, Identity Theft, Debt Management, Consumer Credit, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Child support, Employment, Superstorm Sandy, and Advance Planning. Please make an appointment by calling our office at 212-860-1950. Walk-ins will be taken based on availability.

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Event
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Staff from New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) will provide free legal assistance on civil issues related to: Housing (tenant only), Foreclosure, Public Benefits, Disability Benefits, Healthcare Benefits, Identity Theft, Debt Management, Consumer Credit, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Child support, Employment, Superstorm Sandy, and Advance Planning. Please make an appointment by calling our office at 212-860-1950. Walk-ins will be taken based on availability.

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Event
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Staff from New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) will provide free legal assistance on civil issues related to: Housing (tenant only), Foreclosure, Public Benefits, Disability Benefits, Healthcare Benefits, Identity Theft, Debt Management, Consumer Credit, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Child support, Employment, Superstorm Sandy, and Advance Planning. Please make an appointment by calling our office at 212-860-1950. Walk-ins will be taken based on availability.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00am - 10:00am
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