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Crowded CB1 Public Hearing and Board Meeting at the Swinging Sixties Senior Center

by Lucy Zappone on

As Comptroller John Liu noted when he addressed the crowd, “A lot of action in Community Board 1!” and he was right. There were well over 100 people in attendance, many standing in the back or near the door after all the seats had been take. Here are some of the key items that were… READ MORE

Discussion on Domino development brings out the crowds again

by Lucy Zappone on

Last Thursday, the Community Board 1 held a continuation of the public hearing on the Domino ULURP, where those who were not able to speak at the meeting on November 13th and others had the opportunity to tell Jed Walentas of Two Trees and the Community Board what they thought about the project. There were… READ MORE

Get involved: be a PB Budget Delegate for Community District 33

by Lucy Zappone on

Last week, I attended the Participatory Budgeting Orientation for Budget Delegates. That meeting brought together community members who are volunteering their time to develop proposals for some of the ideas that were suggested at the prior neighborhood assembly meetings. We went over what our roles and responsibilities as budget delegates were. Delegates are not required… READ MORE

How to get some of the GCEF’s $19.5 million: Application & Networking Events, Tip Sheet

by Lucy Zappone on

Yesterday I attended the Applicant Webinar for the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) put on by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and if you have the opportunity to attend the next workshop in-person on November 13th at the Dupont Street Senior Housing, I highly suggest you go. Not because it’s necessary to apply, it’s… READ MORE

McCarren Park Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly Recap

by Lucy Zappone on

Last week at the Participatory Budgeting assembly, a group of our neighbors came out to learn about the process and share ideas of how to use the money to improve our community. Lisa Bloodgood, the constituent liaison and environmental advisor for CM Levin, presented how Participatory Budgeting works and what kinds of projects are eligible… READ MORE

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