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 for “Ben In Your Building.”

16 Messages

Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
April 3, 2020 at 9:29 PM

COVID-19 Update #6 & Tele-Town Hall with Health Official Tuesday, 4/7, 6pm

COVID-19 Update #6 & Tele-Town Hall with Health Official Tuesday, 4/7, 6pm Register to get your question answered by NYC Health's Director of Epidemiology & Surveillance View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor,…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
April 1, 2020 at 8:33 PM

Join Us for Virtual First Friday, 4/3, 8am-10am & Today Is Census Day

Join Us for Virtual First Friday, 4/3, 8am-10am & Today Is Census Day View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor,   First Friday, my office’s regular monthly meeting, will be virtual this month.    You can tune in on F…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
March 28, 2020 at 7:31 PM

April News + COVID-19 Update #5: $2 Trillion Relief Package, 550 New Beds, PPEs, SHSAT, New H.S. Library, and First Friday Online

April News + COVID-19 Update #5: $2 Trillion Relief Package, 550 New Beds, PPEs, SHSAT, New H.S. Library, and First Friday Online View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor,   The beginning of March feels like a lifetime …
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
March 22, 2020 at 4:14 PM

COVID-19 Update #4: Cuomo Orders PAUSE Effective 8pm TONIGHT

COVID-19 Update #4: Cuomo Orders PAUSE Effective 8pm TONIGHT All non-essential businesses must close and New Yorkers 70 years and older or with compromised immune systems to follow "Matilda's Law" View this email in your browser …
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
March 19, 2020 at 11:02 PM

COVID-19 Update #3: New Numbers, Testing, More Beds, Online Classes, Alternate Side Parking Suspended, and Protections for Tenants and Home Owners

COVID-19 Update #3: New Numbers, Testing, More Beds, Online Classes, Alternate Side Parking Suspended, and Protections for Tenants and Home Owners View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, As of this afternoon there we…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
March 16, 2020 at 7:59 PM

COVID-19 Update #2: Closing Schools, Senior Centers, Restaurants, Cancelled Events, Supporting Business & Unemployed, Volunteer, and Moving Forward

COVID-19 Update #2: Closing Schools, Senior Centers, Restaurants, Cancelled Events, Supporting Business & Unemployed, Volunteer, and Moving Forward View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor,   The Coronavirus is cont…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
March 12, 2020 at 11:29 PM

Coronavirus Updates from Governor, Mayor, and Our Office

Coronavirus Updates from Governor, Mayor, and Our Office View this email in your browser Dear John,    My team and I are closely monitoring developments relating to COVID-19 as they unfold and we wanted to provide a more subs…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
March 4, 2020 at 6:20 PM

March News: 3K Rally, 20 Floors Ordered Off Supertall, Plastic Bans, Vote in Participatory Budgeting, Job Fair, and Coronavirus Update

March News: 3K Rally, 20 Floors Ordered Off Supertall, Plastic Bans, Vote in Participatory Budgeting, Job Fair, and Coronavirus Update View this email in your browser Dear John, We finally have enough Pre-Kindergarten se…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
February 5, 2020 at 3:51 PM

February News: Universal After School, Apply for Pre-K/3K, Library Re-Opening, Ban Toxic Pesticides, and More Affordable Housing

February News: Universal After School, Apply for Pre-K/3K, Library Re-Opening, Ban Toxic Pesticides, and More Affordable Housing View this email in your browser Dear John, I couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate my…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
January 2, 2020 at 2:35 PM

January News: State of the District, New School Seats, Universal After School, Reopening the 67th Street Library

January News: State of the District, New School Seats, Universal After School, Reopening the 67th Street Library View this email in your browser Dear John, Happy New Year! Please join me for our annual State of the Dist…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
December 4, 2019 at 4:05 PM

December News: Breaking Ground on East River Greenway, New School Seats, Fighting Development with No Limit, Helping the Homeless, and ❄Holiday Party❄

December News: Breaking Ground on East River Greenway, New School Seats, Fighting Development with No Limit, Helping the Homeless, and ❄Holiday Party❄ View this email in your browser Dear John, This Thanksgiving and holi…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
November 1, 2019 at 11:35 AM

November News: Vote Early and Flip Your Ballot, Playground Ground Breaking, New Hydroponics Lab, NY Times on Delivery Trucks, and Day of Service

November News: Vote Early and Flip Your Ballot, Playground Ground Breaking, New Hydroponics Lab, NY Times on Delivery Trucks, and Day of Service View this email in your browser Dear John, You might have noticed we've had…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
October 2, 2019 at 2:28 PM

October News: Fighting Overdevelopment, Right to Retire, New Pre-K Seats & New Parks, Senior Health Fair, Skate Night and Indoor Tennis

October News: Fighting Overdevelopment, Right to Retire, New Pre-K Seats & New Parks, Senior Health Fair, Skate Night and Indoor Tennis View this email in your browser Dear John, Happy New Year for those who celebrat…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
September 5, 2019 at 2:06 PM

September News: Back to School GPS & Stop Arm Cameras, Apartments from "Being John Malovich," New Supportive Housing, Emergency Prep and Play in Parks

September News: Back to School GPS & Stop Arm Cameras, Apartments from "Being John Malovich," New Supportive Housing, Emergency Prep and Play in Parks View this email in your browser Dear John,   Summer is over and it…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
August 1, 2019 at 1:34 PM

August News: Fighting Domestic Violence, Overdevelopment, and Corruption in Government, Bike Safety Expansion and Captain Marvel

August News: Fighting Domestic Violence, Overdevelopment, and Corruption in Government, Bike Safety Expansion and Captain Marvel View this email in your browser Dear John, Every New Yorker should be safe in their homes, …
"Ben Kallos, City Council Member" · [email protected]
July 11, 2019 at 9:43 PM

Council Member Ben Kallos: Subscription Confirmed

Council Member Ben Kallos Contacts Your subscription to our list has been confirmed. For your records, here is a copy of the information you submitted to us... Email Address: [email protected] First Name: John Last Name: xxxxxx Middle Name: Home (Building …