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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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…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
June 23, 2020 at 9:15 PM

Polls close in 4 hours

Polls close in 4 hours Please make sure you get to your polling site by 9pm. View this email in your browser Dear John,  You've got only 4 hours left to join thousands of others who voted by mail, early, and in person today…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
June 23, 2020 at 10:01 AM

Polls Are Open, If You Haven't Already, Go Vote! ✅

Polls Are Open, If You Haven't Already, Go Vote! ✅ Polling places are open 6AM to 9PM View this email in your browser Dear John,  Polls are open today from 6am until 9pm. If you didn't vote by mail or early, today is your …
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
June 20, 2020 at 5:29 PM

Covid-19 Update #13: Phase 2 Reopening Begins Monday, Police Reform, and Reminder to Vote by Mail 📨 or Vote Early ✅

Covid-19 Update #13: Phase 2 Reopening Begins Monday, Police Reform, and Reminder to Vote by Mail 📨 or Vote Early ✅ View this email in your browser Dear John,  This coming week New York City is entering Phase 2 of the reopen…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
June 15, 2020 at 8:15 PM

TOMORROW: Parenting During the Pandemic & Vote by Mail Deadline. THURSDAY: Community Conversation with Speaker Johnson

TOMORROW: Parenting During the Pandemic & Vote by Mail Deadline. THURSDAY: Community Conversation with Speaker Johnson View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, It is a busy week and here's a reminder to join us tom…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
June 3, 2020 at 2:31 PM

June News + Covid-19 Update #12: Curfew, Floyd, Get Tested, Billions in Waste, Town Halls for Tenants & Parents, Meet the Speaker, Vote in June

June News + Covid-19 Update #12: Curfew, Floyd, Get Tested, Billions in Waste, Town Halls for Tenants & Parents, Meet the Speaker, Vote in June View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, It’s been a rough year an…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
May 13, 2020 at 8:49 PM

COVID-19 Update #11: Face Covering Distribution, Testing Now Available, Eviction Moratorium, ASP Coming Back, Helping Small Business, and Reopening

COVID-19 Update #11: Face Covering Distribution, Testing Now Available, Eviction Moratorium, ASP Coming Back, Helping Small Business, and Reopening View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, As of Wednesday afternoon, Ne…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
May 11, 2020 at 3:17 PM

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 5/12, Assistance for Small Business with Congresswoman Maloney and Small Business Services

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 5/12, Assistance for Small Business with Congresswoman Maloney and Small Business Services Submit your questions when you RSVP View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor,  Many residents have reached o…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
May 1, 2020 at 10:44 PM

COVID-19 Update #10: Free Face Coverings, Opening Streets to Social Distancing, MTA Suspended Overnight, Protecting Essential Workers & Small Biz Help

COVID-19 Update #10: Free Face Coverings, Opening Streets to Social Distancing, MTA Suspended Overnight, Protecting Essential Workers & Small Biz Help View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor,    As of Friday afterno…
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
April 29, 2020 at 1:01 PM

May News + COVID-19 Update #9: New Testing Lab, Protect Essential Workers, Online Ballot Request, Jobs, First Friday and Small Business Town Hall

May News + COVID-19 Update #9: New Testing Lab, Protect Essential Workers, Online Ballot Request, Jobs, First Friday and Small Business Town Hall View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor, After more than a month and a …
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
April 24, 2020 at 8:52 PM

COVID-19 Update #8: New Relief Package Signed into Law, Absentee Ballot Applications for All NYers, and New Essential Worker Protection Legislation

COVID-19 Update #8: New Relief Package Signed into Law, Absentee Ballot Applications for All NYers, and New Essential Worker Protection Legislation View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor,   As of Friday afternoon, New …
Ben Kallos, City Council Member · [email protected]
April 15, 2020 at 12:38 AM

COVID-19 Update #7: Vote by Mail, Answers from Health Commissioner, Enrichment Centers Now Open to Children of Service Industry Workers

COVID-19 Update #7: Vote by Mail, Answers from Health Commissioner, Enrichment Centers Now Open to Children of Service Industry Workers View this email in your browser Dear Neighbor,   As we celebrate Easter and conclude the…
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,…