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Fighting like hell for Brooklyn

Fighting like hell for Brooklyn

Fighting like hell for Brooklyn


Why I'm Running

I love Brooklyn.
It always has been, and I hope always will be, my home. We face daunting challenges right now and I believe we need to fight like hell to make Brooklyn affordable for everyone who wants to live and stay here. Ever rising rents and real estate speculation have been displacing our neighbors for too long. It is time we take power back from real estate developers and make our City more affordable for working families – Lower NYC Rent is my roadmap. I am running for City Council to marshal the full power of our community to build a better Brooklyn.

I have never been afraid to take on powerful interests, from machine bosses to real estate developers. In my experience, success in overcoming our current crises requires the robust activation of our community. Together, through organizing, commitment, and collective action, we can do more than bring our city back. We can achieve transformative change to address the affordability crisis, climate change, and racial justice.

Brooklyn is hurting right now. Over 7,300 of our neighbors have been taken from us by this pandemic. Now there is unprecedented food insecurity, record unemployment, and hundreds of thousands of people on the brink of homelessness. I am running to be your 24/7/365 problem solver. I want to be the first person you call, text, or email when you have an issue. I can’t wait to jump out of bed every morning and tackle the problems, big and small, that our neighbors are facing. Let’s make the 33rd District a model for Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond!

Contact me at ‪(917) 830-3357‬ or

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The District

The 33rd Council District hugs the Brooklyn waterfront. From north to south, the district is comprised of the following neighborhoods: Greenpoint, the Northside, South Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Vinegar Hill, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn Heights, Willowtown, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, and portions of Carroll Gardens and Gowanus. 

There are three East River Bridges - Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg, nearly 20 subway stations, seven public housing developments, four Mitchell-Lama developments, seven historic districts (including the first in NYC), four library branches, the beloved Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and wonderful green spaces like Brooklyn Bridge Park, McGolrick, McCarren, WNYC Transmitter, Thomas Greene, Cadman Plaza, and the not yet fully realized Bushwick Inlet Park.

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Every dollar contributed by a resident of New York City is matched 8 to 1. That means your $25 dollar contribution is worth $225 to our campaign.

This is a people powered campaign. No special interests or big donors are influencing this campaign. We are capping all contributions at $250 per person. 

Special interests have held too much power in our City, including real estate developers, fossil fuel companies, corporate lobbyists, corporate PACs, and law enforcement unions -- we will not accept donations from these entities.

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© Lincoln Restler 2020