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Tag: Councilmember Rafael Espinal

City Launches East NY Basement Pilot Program

City Launches East NY Basement Pilot Program

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed on Monday a new law to launch a three-year pilot program that will create livable basement apartments in East New York. Councilmembers Rafael Espinal, Brad Lander and Inez Barron introduced the legislation last year with ...

Each year, New Yorkers throw away 60 million pounds of styrofoam products, a major source of neighborhood litter and petroleum-based waste.

Brooklyn Pols Welcome City’s Styrofoam Ban

On Tuesday, a citywide ban on styrofoam containers went into effect, prohibiting food service establishments, stores and manufacturers from possessing, selling or offering single service Expanded Polystyrene foam food items or packaging. According to city data, New Yorkers throw away ...

Councilmember Rafael Espinal is introducing a legislation package to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters.

Espinal Pushes for Legalization of E-Bikes, E-Scooters

Electric bikes and scooters may soon be populating NYC’s streets, if it is up to Brooklyn Councilmember Rafael Espinal who introduced on Wednesday a legislation package to legalize them.  The NYPD currently fines e-bike riders $500 for operating their vehicles ...

Councilmember Rafael Espinal

Councilmember Espinal Enters Public Advocate Race

Brooklyn Councilmember Rafael Espinal announced Tuesday his bid for NYC public advocate.  A lifelong resident of East Brooklyn, Espinal is serving his second term as Councilmember for the 37th District, representing Bushwick, Brownsville, East New York and Cypress Hills. His announcement ...

New 1000-seat school, part of East New York Neighborhood Plan, will include state-of-the-art science labs, occupational and physical therapy spaces, art and music rooms, and 1,000 square-foot rooftop greenhouse

City Breaks Ground on 1000-Seat School in East New York

The state-of-the-art facility will be equipped with science labs, a gymnatorium, occupational and physical therapy spaces, art and music rooms, and a rooftop greenhouse Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilmember Rafael Espinal and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams broke ground on ...

Councilmember Rafael Espinal joined by representatives from East New York Farms, urban gardeners of Ashford Abundant Garden and community stakeholders.

Espinal and Adams Are Pushing for Urban Agriculture Bill Package

Councilmember Rafael L. Espinal Jr. and Borough President Eric L. Adams, joined by representatives of East New York Farms, the NYC Community Garden Coalition and community stakeholders, announced today at East New York's Ashford Abundant Garden the launch of their joint campaign ...

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