Brad Lander

Lawmakers in the capital of capital are considering backing the campaign targeting banks, asset managers and insurers.
Another day, another reminder from NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton that the era of "predictive policing", the orwellian idea that cops can predict crime, is already here. This wasn't the first time Bratton has openly talked about such a potentially controversial subject.
Then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg appealed. But de Blasio dropped the appeal months later, after coming into office. The new mayor
"The New York City subways are truly an extraordinary place, where Orthodox Jews, devout Muslims, hipsters, atheists, communists
Keeshan Harley is only 19 years old, but he says he’s been stopped by New York City police more than 100 times. Last year
Brooklynites didn't really need de Blasio or me or anyone else. In late April, after weeks of rainy marches and rallies, SUNY withdrew its plan to close LICH. For a moment at least, the community and workers had saved their hospital.
Thankfully, Mayor de Blasio trashed Bloomberg's ill-conceived plan. The logical question is: "What now?"
Bill de Blasio won a landslide victory to become the mayor of New York City, voters in New Jersey and Seatac, Washington supported minimum wage hikes, and the Illinois legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage. These are among the progressive victories that swept across the country.
You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.
It must be a priority for elected officials, and the voters to whom they are accountable, to make this a city where everyone can be economically secure -- in times of high water, and after the waters recede.