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District 5

Ben Kallos

Upper East Side's Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio in East Harlem

By Angélica Acevedo

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks and rides the ferry to celebrate the extension of the Astoria ferry line. Astoria Ferry Landing, Astoria. Friday August 28, 2020. (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

Last week, the NYC Ferry service announced it would finally expand the line to connect the neighboring boroughs, after years of advocacy from Astoria community leaders. The line will offer a direct connection from 3-10 Astoria Blvd.

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“Having an officer focused on bike lanes will mean fewer vehicles blocking the bike lane and more people obeying the law,” Kallos said, adding, “We hear so much in the 17th and 19th Precincts about bike safety issues, and the commanding officers are responding to concerns and are doing more than I think anywhere else in the city.”

Kallos and Powers have partnered with the DOT and Bike New York to sponsor bike safety training sessions.

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