Require the NYC department of small businesses to create a neighborhood investor guide for small businesses owners looking to launch a business in a particular neighbord. The guide could include a
- Demographic profile of each neighborhood
- Inventory of exisiting businesses
- List of businesses in demand / short supply
I would like to get the MTA to auction off a free ticket for the inaugural run of the 2nd Avenue subway each and every month. To participate in the contest, contestants would have to either A. Tweet, Send an Instagram photo, or post on Facebook a product or meal purchased at a 2nd Avenue business anywhere along the construction zone using the hashtag #Isupport2ndAve
B. Use a website called Thunderclap.it which would blast out a timed tweet and facebook post from all supporters of 2nd Avenue businesses
New York, NY - The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, today released a set of new endorsements. The list includes Gale Brewer, candidate for Manhattan Borough President; Corey Johnson, candidate for Manhattan City Council District 3; Ben Kallos, candidate for Manhattan City Council District 5; Paul Vallone, candidate for Brooklyn City Council District 19; Robert Cornegy, candidate for Brooklyn City Council District 35; Laurie Cumbo, candidate for Brooklyn City Council District 36; and Mark Treyger, candidate for Brooklyn City Council District 47.
Ben Kallos: The reason I ran was to stop the dump. I’m still the only one providing a plan. The first part is to work with the existing coalition. I’d also work with the elected officials like Carolyn Maloney and Liz Krueger, who have endorsed me, as part of a larger coalition because it can’t be just one person who can stop this. It’s about recycling. New York City’s at 15 percent, we can get to 75 percent recycling like many other cities and we can drastically reduce our waste so that we can leave this waste landfill model that doesn’t belong here or any other residential neighborhood.
I will stand up to whomever is the mayor and make sure they do not build a marine transfer station in this residential neighborhood or any other because they don’t belong here.
Through a spokeswoman, Kallos said, "This is yet another example of strong support for Ben's good government and progressive principles and his vision for the East Side."
Ben Kallos, Democratic nominee from Council District 5 said, "The proposed rules reforms include ideas proposed by the government transparency community – and will go a long way towards a 'City Council 2.0' with increased transparency, openness, and accountability that will greatly empower our city's residents.”