New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos


<P>While serving as Chief of Staff to <A HREF=" York State Assembly">Assembly Member Jonathan L. Bing</A> our office received an honor from the <A HREF="">New York League of Conservation Voters</A> for introducing environmentally friendly legislation that helped enable the <A HREF="">MTA's Select Bus Program</A>.</P>
<P>As someone who grew up in New York City and State the environment including our City and State parks, greenways such as running and bike paths, and waterways are of integral importance. As a child I grew up playing in <A HREF="">Carl Schurz</A> and <A HREF="">John Jay</A> parks, and as an adult I've hiked in our State parks with <A HREF="">Surprise Lake Camp</A>, biked over 75+ miles of our greenways with <A HREF="">Transportation Alternatives</A>, swam across the East River with <A HREF="">NYC Swim</A> and in the Hudson River with the <A HREF="">New York City Triathlon</A>, and trained everywhere with the <A HREF="">Asphalt Green Triathlon</A> team.</P>
<P>As an avid user of our City and States natural resources, you won't find a better advocate for our environment. After all what other candidate would fight to keep the City's rivers clean enough to swim in?</P>

New York County Politics Environment Advocates Rally Behind Kallos by Michael Rock

Environment Advocates Rally Behind Kallos

Several prominent environmental advocates and activists endorsed Councilmember Ben Kallos (D-Yorkville, Lenox Hill) in his bid to succeed Gale Brewer (D) as Manhattan Borough President.

Council Member Ben Kallos (Photo credit:

Council Member Ben Kallos

Kallos’ colleague City Council Environmental Protection Committee Chair Costa Constantinides (D-Queens) was among those to endorse him in the race, citing Kallos’ track record.

“The New York City Council passed Climate Works for All to limit pollution by dirty buildings thanks to unwavering support for our planet from Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Ben Kallos,” said Constantinides. “When the real estate industry put profits over people by fighting strong limits on dirty buildings,  Ben Kallos not only stood up for our planet but refused their dirty money.”