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Councilman Brad Lander talks with Gersh and Vince about the Brooklyn Trolley and Fifth Avenue Key Food today on Brooklyn Paper Radio

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Lander: I never did LSD, and I have questions about the Mayor’s trolley

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This week on Brooklyn Paper Radio, Mayor DeBlasio’s dream of a $2.5-billion trolley came under fire — from none other than one of Hizzoner’s pol pals, Councilman Brad Lander!

Yes, the Park Slope Democrat agreed with co-hosts Gersh Kuntzman (see byline above) and Vince DiMiceli that supporters of the proposed streetcar still have many questions to answer, including whether the railway will offer free transfers to subways. Lander also pointed out that the route must take the newfangled railbus to the Smith-Ninth St. station if it is to be of any use to residents of booming Carroll Gardens and Gowanus.

It was the kind of fireworks that only great radio can provide.

Lander also vowed that negotiations over future development at the Long Island College Hospital site won’t happen behind closed doors, as they have been occurring. And he came out strongly against more housing inside Brooklyn Bridge Park.

But before that, Gersh and Vince welcomed comedian Melissa Stokoski, who talked about her weekly Bitches Brew comedy show at Halyards on Third Avenue in Gowanus. Stokoski cracked some jokes, but then got completely serious to say she could never vote for anyone who hadn’t done LSD, a psychedelic drug popular decades before her birth. She later called on Lander to ensure that she can legally get high in public — “Like on Bourbon Street,” she said — but he dismissed the proposal out of hand. Stokoski said she was not high when she made the proposal. Lander said he had never done LSD, though he had tried marijuana “many years ago.”

Really, it was that good a show!

But wait — there’s more. After Lander, Sam Corbin from our competing website Brokelyn discussed cafe culture in our beloved hometown. She said people don’t interact enough these days — and then told a story about the time she interviewed the man who won the smallest penis contest. Everyone agreed that that’s what coffeehouses are for! Better still, Corbin revealed that the winner of last year’s minuscule member contest has moved out of town —meaning that there’s a new small penis in Brooklyn (we just have to find him).

As you can see, it was a jam-packed show —which you can hear live each Monday at 4:30 pm at BrooklynPaper.com or download it anytime via iTunes or Stitcher.

Updated 11:26 am, March 4, 2016
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Reasonable discourse

Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, United States says:
I hope that more people will not support this financially strapped monstrosity called the BQX.
Feb. 29, 2016, 7:20 am
Marsha Rimler from Booklyn Heights says:
Lander is not be trusted. He is all about his ambition.
He is very cozy with the Brooklyn Public Library Board and supports their library destruction plan.
Even in the face of false presentations on the part of BPL he continues to support the plan. Why"
His patron DeBlasio his good friends with the developer Kramer who got a sweetheart deal. He is hoping that real estate $$$ will come his way.
Brad is hoping to be speaker and then mayor.
He wants power. He is about climbing on the backs of the public to higher office.. that is all he is about
March 1, 2016, 4:58 am
samir kabir from downtown says:
Pretty sad when all a radio show has to offer is talk about drugs, public drinking, men's wee wee's and also promotes a woman who uses the "B" word to describe her performance, comedic or otherwise. Perhaps Howard Stern is available to boost your ratings.
March 1, 2016, 8:03 am
this IS it from Brooklyn says:
BQX: This is the Best Plan Ever! Holistic!

And MUST connect:

- the Majority, not just the RICH MINORITY
- to existing public transportation
- localized freight movement and interconnect to existing freight infrastructure (less trucks & buses the better)
- bike hook-ups/hangers

Something for everyone!!! This IS it!
March 1, 2016, 7:29 pm
TOM from Sunset Park says:
Whatever happened to the Mayor's Utica Avenue extension? That made a lot of sense.
March 1, 2016, 9:15 pm
Not Goish from Prospect Heights says:
You mean Lander of the 32% self-voted pay increase? de Blasio Lite? Another phony outlander playing at politician.
March 1, 2016, 9:45 pm

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