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www.Ari-Kagan.com is a website that publishes the best stories by well-known Russian speaking journalist and community leader Ari Kagan who is very much involved in Brooklyn politics and civic life.

Interviews with interesting people, community and political news, unique stories, articles from mainstream American media with quotes from Ari Kagan are often controversial and informative.

New Yorkers Who Make Us Proud

New Yorkers Who Make Us Proud

I often meet people who complain that New York City is too big, too noisy and has way too many people. But I love New York and its unique diversity. I know tons of examples when complete strangers helped each other, supported people from different background and saved someone's life, dignity or property. Details...

We Stand with Israel!

We Stand with Israel!

I recently returned from the amazing trip to Israel. I visited many interesting places and cities, including Jerusalem and Haifa, Tel Aviv and Herzlia, forests and rivers, lakes and gardens, kibbutz and moshav. Special thanks to Jewish National Fund - Keren Kayemeth Le Israel (JNF-KKL), American Forum of Russian speaking Jewry, my friends and relatives for making this trip unforgettable and very memorable. Details...

Comptroller Scott Stringer Pushes City-Sponsored Retirement Plan

Comptroller Scott Stringer Pushes City-Sponsored Retirement Plan

In New York City, three-fifths of private-sector employees don’t have employer-based retirement plans. At companies with fewer than 10 employees, that figure jumps to nearly 90 percent. In response to this problem, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer recently released the "NYC Nest Egg Plan" to address what he says could be a burden for future taxpayers, who would be called upon to support a growing population of low-income seniors. Details...

Save Sheepshead Bay Road

Save Sheepshead Bay Road

Sheepshead Bay Rd. was once a beautiful, busy, and thriving area. In the last six years, it became a symbol of empty storefronts, piles of garbage, abandoned street shelter for homeless people, and economic decline. It suffered badly from the devastating effects of economic recession, SuperStorm Sandy, overdevelopment and neglect. Details...

Comptroller Scott Stringer. Costly Mistake by Department of Finance

Comptroller Scott Stringer. Costly Mistake by Department of Finance

Comptroller's audit: Department Of Finance mistakenly gave away $10 million in property tax abatements to corporations. Corporate-owned condos and other properties such as indoor parking spaces and gardens were granted more than $10 million in improper tax abatements over the past 4 years because the New York City Department of Finance failed to conduct basic document checks, according to an audit released today by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. Details...

37th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem. Notes by a delegate

37th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem. Notes by a delegate

I was humbled and honored this year to be elected to the volunteer position of the delegate to the 37th World Zionist Congress. It is an important international Jewish forum that has influence over Jewish Agency for Israel, Jewish National Fund and even over some policies of Israeli government as well as over world Jewish Diaspora. Details...

Pamela Harris. New Assemblywoman from Southern Brooklyn

Pamela Harris. New Assemblywoman from Southern Brooklyn

Pamela Harris, a former corrections officer and a founder of the popular youth organization Coney Island Generation GAP, won the special election for NYS Assembly in 46 District on November 3, 2015, by a large margin: 63%-37%. She made a history since she became a first black Assembly member in New York State representing a majority white district. Details...

Food stamps cuts. Hitting the neediest people

Food stamps cuts. Hitting the neediest people

Starting November 1, 2013, food stamps in New York City were cut by 11 dollars for one recipient and by 20 dollars for a couple. For a family of four people, including two children, these cuts amounted up to $68 a month. Details...

 Ari Kagan -  Democratic District Leader 45 AD in Brooklyn

Ari Kagan is a Democratic District Leader (45 AD) in Brooklyn

Yesterday, September 13, 2012 I won and became a District Leader beating 24-year incumbent Michael Geller.  My victory would not be possible without your encouragement and assistance. Thank you so much! Details...

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