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.”

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Council District 5 · [email protected]
January 11, 2021 at 3:29 PM

Covid-19 Vaccine: Eligibility Opens for Over 75 and Essential Workers, How to Get the Vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine: Eligibility Opens for Over 75 and Essential Workers, How to Get the Vaccine  View this email in your browser Dear Friend, Governor Cuomo has expanded Covid-19 vaccine eligibility. Beginning today, millions …
City Council Member Ben Kallos · [email protected]
December 29, 2020 at 12:03 PM

Covid-19 Vaccine, Victory Against Tower on Stilts, Blood Center, and an App for Government

Covid-19 Vaccine, Victory Against Tower on Stilts, Blood Center, and an App for Government Here's what's coming up in the new year View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, We've almost made it through 2020 and have s…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
December 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM

You're Invited to Our Virtual Holiday Party

You're Invited to Our Virtual Holiday Party View this email in your browser On Tuesday, December 15, my office will host a virtual holiday party starting at 6:30 pm.  The event will feature a reunion performance of A Christmas C…
City Council Member Ben Kallos · [email protected]
December 7, 2020 at 11:32 PM

New meeting scheduled

New meeting scheduled Since my newsletter went out, the community board scheduled an additional meeting on the Blood Center, and I wanted to make sure you were aware. Since my newsletter went out, the community board scheduled an additional meeting on the Blood Center,…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
December 2, 2020 at 2:05 PM

December News: House Homeless Families, Insufficient N95 Stockpile, Reopening Schools, New Playground, Blood Center Expansion

December News: House Homeless Families, Insufficient N95 Stockpile, Reopening Schools, New Playground, Blood Center Expansion I hope you were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones in person or virtually. View this email in your browser …
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
November 25, 2020 at 9:59 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday is different this year.  Dear neighbor, Every year on Thanksgiving, I am grateful for the opportunity to represent you and to work together with you to make our community and our city a better place to live for all…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 2:33 PM

November News: VOTE Tomorrow 11/3, PPE Stockpile, Worker-led Recovery, Laptops Guarantee, Remote Learning Sites Needed, and Reusable Bag Distribution

November News: VOTE Tomorrow 11/3, PPE Stockpile, Worker-led Recovery, Laptops Guarantee, Remote Learning Sites Needed, and Reusable Bag Distribution View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, Election Day is tomorr…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
October 24, 2020 at 2:01 PM

Early Voting Starts Today, Go Vote!

Early Voting Starts Today, Go Vote! View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, Early voting starts today, Saturday, October 24th and runs through next Sunday, November 1st. You can only vote early at your designated ear…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
October 14, 2020 at 8:45 PM

Supreme Court Orders Census to End FRIDAY 5:59AM + 🗳 Your Election Questions Answered Tonight

Supreme Court Orders Census to End FRIDAY 5:59AM + 🗳 Your Election Questions Answered Tonight View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, I have some bad news. Manhattan has some of the lowest response rates in New York …
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
October 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Elections: Registration Deadline TODAY, 🗳Vote by Mail & Early Voting Instructions, Plus Information Session on 10/14

Elections: Registration Deadline TODAY, 🗳Vote by Mail & Early Voting Instructions, Plus Information Session on 10/14 View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, Please join us next week on Wednesday, 10/14, for an inf…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Elections: Registration Deadline TOMORROW, Vote by Mail NOW, Vote Early & Information Session on 10/14

Elections: Registration Deadline TOMORROW, Vote by Mail NOW, Vote Early & Information Session on 10/14 View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, Please join us next week on Wednesday, 10/14, for an information sessi…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
September 30, 2020 at 2:06 PM

October News: Elections, Census, Small Business & Indoor Dining, Reopening Schools

October News: Elections, Census, Small Business & Indoor Dining, Reopening Schools View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, The most important election in our lifetime is just over a month away. Please make a …
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
September 8, 2020 at 3:16 PM

TONIGHT: Get Answers from DOE on School Reopening, NEXT WEEK: Emergency Prep & Go Bag Giveaway & "Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated" - NYC

TONIGHT: Get Answers from DOE on School Reopening, NEXT WEEK: Emergency Prep & Go Bag Giveaway & "Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated" - NYC 6PM Tonight, Back to School Town Hall. 9/14 @ 6PM, Emergency Prep and Go Bag Giveaway, and a post on Medium on Why Our City Isn't D…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
September 2, 2020 at 3:46 PM

September News: In-Person Learning Delayed, Fighting Millions in Waste and Mismanagement, Fresh Food Box, Back to School Town Hall, & Go-Bag Giveaway

September News: In-Person Learning Delayed, Fighting Millions in Waste and Mismanagement, Fresh Food Box, Back to School Town Hall, & Go-Bag Giveaway View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, As we celebrate La…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
August 3, 2020 at 1:03 PM

August News + COVID-19 Update #15: Phase 4, Reopening Schools, Scaffolding, Esplanade, Graffiti, Affordable Housing, and First Friday

August News + COVID-19 Update #15: Phase 4, Reopening Schools, Scaffolding, Esplanade, Graffiti, Affordable Housing, and First Friday View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, Last month, we continued to be accountable…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
July 21, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Annual Report: 6 and a Half Years as Your Council Member

Annual Report: 6 and a Half Years as Your Council Member View this email in your browser Dear John, Now more than ever, government must be accountable. Throughout this year’s global pandemic, we have continued to make our o…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
July 20, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Annual Report: 6 and a Half Years as Your Council Member

Annual Report: 6 and a Half Years as Your Council Member View this email in your browser Dear John, Now more than ever, government must be accountable. Throughout this year’s global pandemic, we have continued to make our o…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
July 3, 2020 at 2:57 PM

July News + COVID-19 Update #14: Phase 3 Reopening, Apply for 300 Affordable Apts, Chokeholds Outlawed, $15 Billion in Waste & Voted NO on the Budget

July News + COVID-19 Update #14: Phase 3 Reopening, Apply for 300 Affordable Apts, Chokeholds Outlawed, $15 Billion in Waste & Voted NO on the Budget View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, As we celebrate our na…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
July 2, 2020 at 1:56 PM

July News + COVID-19 Update #14: Phase 3 Reopening, Apply for 300 Affordable Apts, Chokeholds Outlawed, $15 Billion in Waste & Voted NO on the Budget

July News + COVID-19 Update #14: Phase 3 Reopening, Apply for 300 Affordable Apts, Chokeholds Outlawed, $15 Billion in Waste & Voted NO on the Budget View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, As we celebrate our na…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
June 29, 2020 at 11:34 PM

Announcing 300 New Affordable Homes in the Neighborhood -- Applications Due Next Week -- Learn More TOMORROW, 6/30 at 6:30PM

Announcing 300 New Affordable Homes in the Neighborhood -- Applications Due Next Week -- Learn More TOMORROW, 6/30 at 6:30PM Info session on 300+ new units of affordable housing on Roosevelt Island will be held on Zoom at 6pm, Tuesday, June 30 View this email in your b…