Constituent Services

Councilmember Lander has staff to help constituents with everyday problems. For assistance, please call my office at 718-499-1090, email lander@council.nyc.gov, or report the problem on my website.


To request a meeting or invite the councilmember to an event, please contact his scheduler, Basi Alonso, at balonso@council.nyc.gov.

Press Inquiries

For press inquiries, please contact the Councilmember's communications director, Ben Smith, at bsmith@council.nyc.gov.

Sign up for Email Updates

To recieve email updates from Councilmember Lander, please email, Ben Smith, at bsmith@council.nyc.gov, with "Add to email list" in the subject line.

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Help End Credit Discrimination

The use of credit reports to discriminate against job applicants is on the rise, with over 60% of employers nationwide using the credit histories of prospective employees to inform their hiring decisions.

Participatory Budgeting

What does your neighborhood need? An improved park? Safer streets? New school technology? In participatory budgeting, you give your ideas and City Councilmember Brad Lander has set aside $1 million to fund them. And your votes will decide which projects get funded.

Learn more here.

Shop Local

According to the "Saving Independent Retail" brief from the Pratt Center, "local businesses poured 68 percent of their revenue back into the local community, while for local chains the return was only 43%".

Find more compelling arguments for shopping and dining local here, and learn ways to become involved in supporting the cause.



Join me in recognizing people who have done service, and that you'll think about engaging in service yourself (or, if you already engage in service, increase your commitment to it).

Find great stories of service, ideas for how to get started in serving the community, and a list of organizations for which we encourage you to help out. You can also nominate someone for a service award.