New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

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Free Legal Clinics

Free Legal Clinics

By appointment from 3PM - 6PM:
  • Housing - every Monday
  • Life Planning - 3rd Wednesday
  • Family Law & Domestic Violence - 1st Tuesday
Call (212) 860-1950 to schedule your appointment.
Mobile Hours

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Monthly 11AM - 2PM:
  • Roosevelt Island Senior Center - 4th Wednesday
  • Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center - 2nd Tuesday
Appointments after 5PM available upon request.
Fresh Food

Fresh Food

  • 82nd Street Green Market - Year Round
  • 92nd Street Green Market - June - November
  • District Office Fresh Food Box - June - November

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About Ben Kallos

New York City Council Member Ben Kallos was praised by the New York Times for his “fresh ideas” and elected in 2013 to represent the Upper East Side, Midtown East, Roosevelt Island and East Harlem along with all 8.4 million New Yorkers in the New York City Council. He 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. As Vice-Chair of the Jewish Caucus he has been an ardent advocate for Israel and supporter of Jewish causes.

As Chair of the Governmental Operations Committee where he has sought to root out patronage, de-privatize government, eliminate billions in waste, expand elections, and to use technology to improve access to government. He has become a leading advocate for education, affordable housing, public health, sustainable development and transportation improvements and safety. His office is open and transparent, with constituents invited to decide on how to spend one million dollars on local projects in the district as well as to join him in a conversation on the First Friday of each month, or he will go to them if they can gather ten neighbors for “Ben In Your Building.”