October News: Fighting Overdevelopment, Right to Retire, New Pre-K Seats & New Parks, Senior Health Fair, Skate Night and Indoor Tennis
L'Shana Tova for those who celebrate.
We started the school year by opening 180 new pre-kindergarten seats, cutting the ribbon on the new Brearley building, ensuring our city will have programs for gifted and talented (G&T), making sure students can get to school safely with GPS on buses and a new proposal for stop-arm cameras.
We celebrated a new park at Sutton Place, opened the Queensboro Oval for $10 indoor tennis, and cut the ribbon on new basketball courts for John Jay Park. You are invited you to skate night, to get your free bike helmet, and to break ground on a new playground for Carl Schurz Park. Also at First Friday this month on October 4 at 9 am the Office of Emergency Management and my office will be giving out FREE go bags. RSVP to reserve yours.
I joined with Mayor Bill de Blasio to stand up to Trump as we held a hearing on a city-managed automatic enrollment individual retirement account (auto-IRA) that economic research shows will help employees who don't have access through their employers to save for retirement. The proposal has the backing of AARP. We also hope that that you can join us for our Annual Senior Health Fair.
We continue to fight for tenants and affordable housing, and against overdevelopment. Legislation I've worked on for a decade to fight against discriminatory tenant blacklists received a hearing. I testified before a State commission calling on the State to get big money out of Albany by adopting the New York City full public matching system I helped author. I also introduced legislation with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to provide notification to elected officials and the Community Board when developers transfer development rights necessary to build a supertall.
From new schools to new parks, to helping seniors with their health and retirement, or standing up for tenants and fighting overdevelopment, we've got the results for our efforts, and we couldn't do any of it without your support. What's important to you? Please complete our survey at BenKallos.com/survey2019
Senior Health Fair
Thursday, 10/10, 5pm – 7pm
PLAY IN PARKS
Saturday, 10/5, 4pm – 7pm
M/WBE Job Fair
Friday, 10/18, 11am – 3pm
Free Bike Helmet
Saturday 10/19, 11am – 2:30pm
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