Fighting like hell for Brooklyn

Fighting like hell
for Brooklyn


Fighting like hell
for Brooklyn

Fighting like hell for Brooklyn

Fighting like hell
for Brooklyn


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Endorsed by:

Community Leaders

All 7 NYCHA Tenant Association Presidents in the 33rd District:

Joe Ann Brown, President of 572-574 Warren Street Houses Tenant Association

Edward Tyre, President of Gowanus Houses Tenant Association

Vivian Legions, President of Berry South 9th Street Tenant Association

Joel Gross, President of Jonathan Williams Plaza Tenant Association

Valerie Bell, President of Wyckoff Gardens Tenant Association

Samuel Guttman, President of Independence Towers Tenant Association

Juda Schlesinger, President of Taylor-Wythe Houses
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District Leader Kristina Naplatarski (AD-50)
District Leader Emile Bazile (AD-50)
District Leader Josh Skaller (AD-52)
District Leader Samy Nemir-Olivares (AD-53)

Why I'm Running

I love Brooklyn.
It always has been and, I hope, always will be my home.

We will emerge from this pandemic to face daunting challenges and challenging choices.

I will fight like hell for all who want to live and work in the neighborhoods of the 33rd; for affordable housing, vibrant commercial corridors and quality infrastructure.

But all of our efforts to strengthen our community will perish in the face of environmental changes that are well underway. I will galvanize our community to become New York’s first carbon neutral district, and I’ve developed a comprehensive plan to get us started. Together, we can act to protect ourselves and the city we love. I am running for City Council to marshal the full power of our community for a greener and more just Brooklyn.

I’m not afraid to take on powerful interests, from machine bosses to real estate developers to fossil fuel companies. In my experience, success in overcoming crises like the ones we now face, requires the robust activation of our community. Together, through organizing, determination, and collective action, we can do more than bring our city back from this pandemic. We can create transformative change to address climate change, end the affordability crisis, and achieve racial justice.
Brooklyn is hurting right now. Many thousands of our neighbors have been taken from us by COVID. Now there is unprecedented food insecurity, record unemployment, and hundreds of thousands of people are on the brink of homelessness. All the while we live in a waterfront community that could be deluged when the next big storm hits. 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!

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Map of District 33

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, registered NYC lobbyists, corporate PACs, and law enforcement unions -- we will not accept donations from these entities.

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