New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Colin Campbell

New York Observer's PolitickerNY Bronx City Council Candidate Copies Manhattan Candidate’s Website by Ross Barkan

Bronx City Council Candidate Copies Manhattan Candidate’s Website

The internships section of the Pedro Alvarez website was identical to the section on the Ben Kallos website.

Ben Kallos, a candidate for City Council on the Upper East Side, was apparently offering campaign internships in the south Bronx.

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Mr. Kallos, for his part, seemed unperturbed about another campaign copying his website. Rather than address the identical website sections when reached for comment, he touted the strength of his own campaign.

“The fact that our campaign’s open platform focused on solutions and progressive internship program have become a model demonstrates that we are not only leading by example, but changing the dialog,” Mr. Kallos stated.

New York Observer's PolitickerNY The Redistricting Lawsuit’s Lawyer Discusses Its Impact in Harlem and More [Video] by Colin Campbell

The Redistricting Lawsuit’s Lawyer Discusses Its Impact in Harlem and More [Video]

At Upper East Side City Council candidate Benjamin Kallos’ unique redistricting-themed fundraiser last night, Mark Favors, the lead plaintiff in the redistricting lawsuit that led to court-drawn congressional lines in New York, was the guest of honor and had some interesting thoughts on the redistricting situation, especially from his perspective as an African-American resident of Harlem.

Watch Mr. Favor's specific remarks by clicking http://kallosforcouncil.com/media/redistricting-discussion-mark-favors

New York Observer's PolitickerNY Benjamin Kallos Announces Upper East Side Council Campaign [Video] by Colin Campbell

Benjamin Kallos Announces Upper East Side Council Campaign [Video]

Speaking before a crowd in the back of the Off The Rails bar, Mr. Kallos particularly demonstrated some passion for government transparency in his speech. In addition to touting his efforts to get New York voting records online, he cheered the Council’s recently passed Open Data Bill and presented a “Suggest Your Own Solution for a Better City” worksheet for the crowd to fill out or submit online.