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Brad Lander

A Progressive Caucus for the "New Progressive Movement"

Brad Lander | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

It's not just our legislative fights and our progressive principles that make us part of the "new progressive movement." It's also a style of politics that is infused with hopeful energy, and partners with community members.

Move Your Money: Banking for the 99%

Brad Lander | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
Brad Lander

This post was co-written by Samira Rajan, chief executive officer of Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union. This Saturday, November 5 is "Transfe...

Keeping Labor in Labor Day

Brad Lander | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York
Brad Lander

Labor Day is a time to be with family and enjoy the end of summer (and maybe spend time stuck in traffic). But I will be doing one more thing on Labor Day this year -- thinking about workers and the state of unions in our country.

WATCH: Two Leiby Kletzky Tributes In Brooklyn

Posted 09.24.2011 | New York

Two Brooklyn communities this week held tributes for Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year old Brooklyn boy who was kidnapped and brutally murdered earlier this m...

Brooklyn Waterfront To Manhattan Heliport: No More Tourist Choppers!

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Georgia Kral | Email the Author | May 16, 2011 | Posted 07.17.2011 | New York

Tourist helicopters are a real nuisance to people who live along and enjoy the South Brooklyn waterfront. From Brooklyn Heights to Red Hook, residents...

The Cost of Cuts

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg insists that raising taxes on the city's wealthiest citizens will induce them to leave the city altogether, leaving the city even worse off. This flies in the face of the evidence.