New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

City Council Office

New York Classical Theatre: Reading of Women and Servants

Church of the Epiphany
Church of the Epiphany 1393 York Avenue at 74th Street
New York , NY 10128
United States

Eavesdrop on “women and servants” as they plot to outsmart fathers and masters to marry those they love.

Lope de Vega's Women and Servants (Mujeres y Criados, c. 1613-14) was recently rediscovered in an overlooked 17th Century manuscript in Madrid's Biblioteca Nacional, the comedia emerges from its 400-year sleep with a remarkable freshness: it presents a world of suave self-fashioning and accommodation, where creaky notions of honor and vengeance have virtually no place. 

Five Mile Stone Meeting with Community

Five Mile Stone
1640 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10028
United States

Over the years neighbors have made complaints about Five Mile Stone using the sidewalk to serve residents illegally, windows that were open late, and excessive noise after 9PM. As a result, my office has withheld approval for a sidewalk cafe. Following a decline in complaints and a meeting with all five owners. They have agreed to close windows at sundown on Fridays and 10PM all other nights as well as making owner numbers available at the entrance. We are holding a series of public meetings with owners and neighbors to ensure that everyone is happy as we move towards approving a sidewalk cafe to support this local business. 

Citi Bike Unlocked: Bike Safety Course

Office of Council Member Ben Kallos
244 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
United States

Thinking of joining or recently joined Citi Bike? This quick presentation & discussion touches on many of the topics addressed in our Street Skills Class (rules of the road, how to avoid common road hazards, basic traffic principles, where to ride on the road, how to safely change lanes, how to utilize bike infrastructure), but the focus is on how to navigate the Citi Bike system and get the most out of those now-ubiquitous blue bikes. Every participant will receive either a Citi Bike Day Pass or $25 off an annual Citi Bike membership!

Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) in Your District

Ben Kallos City Council District Office
244 E 93rd St
New York, NY 10128
United States

The Housing Preservation and Development's Office of Enforcement and Neighborhood Services will hold sessions in City Council offices citywide to advise on concerns about building maintenance issues and code enforcement services.

Call our office at 212-860-1950 to make an appointment.