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Ari Kagan's community work covered by New York media

Ari Kagan's community work covered by New York media

Ari Kagan's hard work as Community Liaison for City Comptroller Scott Stringer as well as his volunteer activities as Democratic District Leader in 45 A.D. are often covered by New York media outlets - kingscountypolitics, Bay News, Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn 12 News Channel, Canarise Courier, coneyislandnews.com and many others.

Town Hall with Mayor Bill de Blasio at Sheepshead Bay

Town Hall with Mayor Bill de Blasio at Sheepshead Bay

Mayor promised to invest almost $41 bln. in the construction of new affordable housing for 500,000 New Yorkers in the next five years. He wants to raise taxes on selling expensive homes to finance this initiative.

Democratic District Leader Ari Kagan: Report to the People in 45th Assembly District

Democratic District Leader Ari Kagan: Report to the People in 45th Assembly District

Thanks to the strong support from his constituents, Ari Kagan has continued his great work at the unpaid position of State Committeeman/District Leader in 45th AD. His main goals are to improve quality of life for local residents, to support credible Democratic candidates for various political positions and to bring communities together.

Bay Democrats: Report to the People in 45th Assembly District

Bay Democrats: Report to the People in 45th Assembly District

For the last two years, the Bay Democrats, the strong and diverse Democratic Club in 45th AD, has worked hard to improve quality of life for local residents, to support credible Democratic candidates for various political positions and to unite Democrats from many communities in the District.

Councilman Mark Treyger – Legislator Of The Year

Councilman Mark Treyger – Legislator Of The Year

In 2013, Mark Treyger was elected to New York City Council with overwhelming support from voters in 47 District. Mark is one of the most active, effective, hard working, outspoken and respected Council Members. Treyger was elected by his colleagues to the important position of Co-Chairman of Brooklyn delegation in NYC Council.

Bay Democrats. Second Annual Gala Awards Dinner

Bay Democrats. Second Annual Gala Awards Dinner

On December 10, 2015 Bay Democrats club celebrated its Second Annual Gala Awards Dinner at the famous Brighton National Restaurant in Brooklyn. Almost 200 guests from all neighborhoods in 45 Assembly District attended the celebration.

Powerball-mania and education

Powerball-mania and education

Councilman Mark Treyger to New York Lottery: BRING BACK COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM!

BROOKLYN – City Council Member Mark Treyger (47th District) is calling on the New York Lottery to reinstate the Leaders of Tomorrow college scholarship program. The program, which the agency cut in 2009, awarded one student from every high school, public and private, in the state a $5,000 scholarship. The following is a statement from Council Member Treyger

Waste transfer station in Gravesend Bay. Fight against dangerous construction

Waste transfer station in Gravesend Bay. Fight against dangerous construction

Many elected officials and community leaders organized on Sunday, November 22, 2015 the press conference near the site of the garbage transfer station construction at Bay 41 Street and Shore Parkway. They united in their fierce opposition to this dangerous construction that destroys our waters, air, soil and health.

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.

Iran deal and brave Democrats

Iran deal and brave Democrats

Every poll taken in the last few weeks shows that majority of Americans strongly oppose the nuclear deal between USA plus other five countries (United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Islamic Republic of Iran.

Stop nuclear armed Iran!

Stop nuclear armed Iran!

The agreement with Iran signed in Vienna by foreign ministers of six countries, including the United States, is troubling and unacceptable. It will lead to a complete lifting of international sanctions and will bring Islamic Republic of Iran tens of billions of dollars from oil revenues and other trade deals.

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Comptroller Scott Stringer. Government Watchdog and Voice of New Yorkers

Comptroller Scott Stringer. Government Watchdog and Voice of New Yorkers

According to several polls by the influential Quinnipiac University, Comptroller Scott Stringer is the most popular citywide elected official in New York City. He is considered by the vast majority of New Yorkers as a common sense check on Mayor Bill De Blasio and as the most moderate of the top officials of city government. Among his biggest achievements newspapers usually list effective audits of city agencies, strong management of the city pension funds and rigorous checks of city contracts with private companies.

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.

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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.

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.

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”.

Bay Democrats. District Leader Ari Kagan and his new political club

Bay Democrats. District Leader Ari Kagan and his new political club

"Despite cold weather we stand together!" That was a motto of the Grand Reopening party of the new Bay Democrats club at Sheepshead Bay. Almost 100 people from various communities of the 45 Assembly District showed up for this important event at Davidzon radio headquarters (2508 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd floor).

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.

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Knockout Game. Dangerous and baseless violence

Knockout Game. Dangerous and baseless violence

Russian Jewish Community Leaders in Brooklyn Condemn Criminal "Knockout Game,” Call for Increased Protection Against Baseless Attacks, and for Education Initiatives Aimed at Teaching Tolerance and Respect

Brooklyn, December 4, 2013 – In the wake of a string of recent attacks linked to a game known as “knockout,” Russian speaking elected officials from Southern Brooklyn issued a joint statement strongly condemning the violent crimes.

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. Even SSI clients who live without Section 8 or subsidized housing had their monthly amount of food stamps slashed.

Gregory Davidzon. Candidate for City Council in 48 District

Gregory Davidzon. Candidate for City Council in 48 District

My good friend and supporter Gregory Davidzon announced today that he is running for City Council in 48th District - as a write-in candidate. I am happy he made this important decision.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Ari Kagan - 2013

Ari Kagan - 2013

I made a decision to run for City Council seat this year - in 48 District. This District includes many great, beautiful neighborhoods of Southern Brooklyn, like Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Midwood... It will  have some new areas like Luna Park, Trump Village and See Breeze Avenue.

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