December 2019 Newsletter


I am delighted to report that the campaign has gotten off to a fast start. So far, we have raised thousands of dollars from friends, family, and residents of the district. In light of the recent Thanksgiving holiday, I am very thankful for all the support you all have shown me so far. It is gratifying, and very humbling.

As the campaign continues into the New Year, I will be attending events across the district, talking and learning more about what you think our district needs to continue our progress. I hope to see, to listen to, and speak with as many of you as I can this month.

Also, starting this month, we'll be sending out a monthly newsletter so that you all can stay up to date with everything that is going on with the campaign. From proposing new ideas for the district, to rolling out a policy agenda, to showcasing all the great events going on in our district, this monthly email will be your way to stay in the loop. I welcome your feedback (and grammar catches!) as we move forward. 

Thank you again for all of your support and words of encouragement.



Dan Cohen, Democrat for City Council District 7



What have we been up to?

Last month was a busy one! Working with the volunteers at the West 111th Street Community Garden, I helped shovel a few tons of gravel on the footpath of the garden, making a once-muddy area easier to travel and enjoy the wonderful space.

I was also on hand with Councilmember Mark Levine and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to witness the ribbon-cutting of the fabulous new Bloomingdale Playground on the grounds of PS 145 at 104th Street and Amsterdam, the first universally fully accessible playground of its kind in New York City, and one of only a few in the United States. All children, regardless of physical ability are able to play in this new space.

November is MULCHING season, and I was with a dozen members of Columbia University, spreading a huge mountain of mulch around Morningside Park, to keep planted flower bulbs warm, healthy and happy through the winter.

And so much MORE – dozens of meetings of local political clubs, civic organizations, affordable housing groups, parent-teacher associations meetings, community planning boards, hospital community advisory boards, police precinct council meetings, and on and on.