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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 York City Hall. Ari Kagan is speaking at pro-Israel rally

New York City Hall. Ari Kagan is speaking at pro-Israel rally

A few dozens state, federal and city elected officials and community leaders spoke at the recent pro-Israel rally at the steps of New York City Hall. Details...

Israel is always in our hearts!

Israel is always in our hearts!

I was asked several times to express my opinion about the operation by IDF in Gaza. I am definitely pro-Israel and support Israel's right to defend itself from HAMAS missiles. Details...

New York City News. May 23, 2014

New York City News. May 23, 2014

• Brighton Beach will have many mats for seniors
• Department of Finance talks about property taxes
• Hispanic taxi driver loves the Nazis
• Democratic club of Bensonhurst: 48th anniversary
• John Liu is running for NYS Senate
• Coney Island says:“No!” to gun violence Details...

Aida Leon. Amethyst Women's Project is saving lives

Aida Leon. Amethyst Women's Project is saving lives

Aida Leon is an Executive Director of the Amethyst Women's Project. Her main focus is to provide various assistance to women with AIDS and STD, drug addiction, former prostitutes and former inmates, homeless and displaced tenants, sex trafic and domestic violence victims. Details...

Russian Americans and Ukraine

Russian Americans and Ukraine

There are more than 300,000 Russian speaking immigrants in New York City. Most of them are very concerned about recent crisis in Ukraine. They have close friends and relatives there. Many were born in Ukraine. Others view this conflict as confrontation between Russia and the West. Details...

Teen riots at Kings Plaza. The inconvenient truth

Teen riots at Kings Plaza. The inconvenient truth

On December 26, 2013, NYPD tried to downplay teen riots at Kings Plaza shopping mall. They claimed that nothing serious really happened. Police did not report any arrests or crimes committed. Moreover, 63rd police precinct sent a statement that “There were no reports of any injuries, larcenies, or property damage”. Details...

Con Edison agreed to freeze electricity rates for two years!

Con Edison agreed to freeze electricity rates for two years!

Governor Cuomo and Con Edison reached a deal that was approved by the State Public Service commission. I am glad there will be almost no rate increase for electricity. Most of residential customers will see just 0.17% rate increase. 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...

David Storobin vs. Ari Kagan

David Storobin vs. Ari Kagan

Republican David Storobin wanted to run for City Council in 48 District that included Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay. So, he made it clear last November that he did not want to compete with Ari Kagan. Details...

City Council Race in Southern Brooklyn: Dirty, Nasty and Criminal

City Council Race in Southern Brooklyn: Dirty, Nasty and Criminal

This year I had a privilege to run for New York City Council in 48 District – Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Trump Village, Luna Park, Brightwater, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Homecrest, Midwood. Details...

Passover at Brighton Beach

Passover at Brighton Beach

Hundreds of low-income Russian Jews at Brighton Beach received free food packages right before Passover due to generosity of private philanthropists and JCC of Greater Coney Island. Details...

Ari Kagan for City Council. Kick off in Midwood

Ari Kagan for City Council. Kick off in Midwood

On Sunday, March 10, 2013, I announced my candidacy for New York City Council in 48 District (Brighton Beach, Luna Park, Trump Village, Brightwater, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest and Midwood). Details...

Brooklyn College co-sponsors anti-Israel hatefest

Brooklyn College co-sponsors anti-Israel hatefest

I participated in the press conference against the decision by Political Science Department of Brooklyn College to co-sponsor hate forum "BDS movement against Israel" оn Thursday, January 31, 2013. This press conference was organized by Dov Hikind, Assemblyman from Midwood and Boro Park. Details...

Tenants are fuming about stinky building at Manhattan Beach. 301 Oriental Blvd

Tenants are fuming about stinky building at Manhattan Beach. 301 Oriental Blvd

Super Storm Sandy affected many buildings, including this one, right across the Manhattan Beach – at 301 Oriental Blvd. When ocean water mixed up with oil in a basement, boiler was destroyed and the horrible toxic fumes forced many tenants out of their apartments. But not everybody had a place to go or money to relocate. Details...

 

Hurricane Sandy. A challenge and a lesson to remember

Hurricane Sandy. A challenge and a lesson to remember

We survived Sandy, but it was not easy. We got used to have electricity and water, bread and TV shows, heat and subway, gasoline and cell phone connection. We lost all of these and many other things at once. 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...

Russian American journalist Ari Kagan: “Hard work pays everywhere”

Russian American journalist Ari Kagan: “Hard work pays everywhere”

Сitizens Magazine (published at Staten Island and Brooklyn) interviews well known journalist and community activist Ari Kagan. Editor Ilya Galak would like to know more about Ari Kagan's family and hobbies, political views and community involvement. Vice President of the Holocaust Memorial Committee and former Assistant to the U.S. Congressman, Ari Kagan explains why history of the Nazi genocide is personal for him and how he enjoys helping people in need.

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Politborough

Politborough

Glasnost grows in Brooklyn
Story by Boris Fishman about Ari Kagan's first political race in 2006. New Republic Magazine.

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