Posts Tagged ‘CM Stephen Levin’

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Call for Permanent Free Transfer between G and J/M Trains

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Below is a joint press release from Riders Alliance and Sen. Daniel Squadron’s office, released Aug 27, 2014: Riders Alliance, Senator Squadron, Elected Officials Rally to Keep Free Transfer for G, J and M Train Riders Free Transfer, Set to Expire Next Week, Could Make Commuting Cheaper and Faster for Thousands of Riders BROOKLYN, NY—This… READ MORE

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City Council Recap: Greenpoint Landing ULURP

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Last week, the City Council’s Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions & Concessions met to discuss the Greenpoint Landing ULURP requests. There is a video of the meeting online. I’ve included timestamps on the recap (not a transcription) below, so you can jump through the video to the parts that interest you. Use the links below to… READ MORE

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Another $1,000,000 is Coming to District 33

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It’s hard to believe but Participatory Budgeting (PB) is gearing back up for another round! Participatory Budgeting is “where district residents participate directly in the city budgeting process, deciding how to spend $1,000,000 in city funds. These funds can go towards capital projects in our parks, our schools—or wherever else the residents of our district… READ MORE

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Vacant Lots as the New Frontier of Open Space

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The city of New York has hundreds of acres of vacant space. Both private and public, these vacant areas represent a potential new expansion of publicly accessible green space. As the the benefits of publicly accessible green space grows is being recognized, now is the time to seize the opportunity to convert vacant land and… READ MORE

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ULURP Watch: Greenpoint Landing Development is Certified

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The day has come: Greenpoint Landing Development’s variance request has been certified. For all those who attended our community workshop last month and participated in the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s What is ULURP sandwich-building-exercise, you know what this means. If you missed the workshop, here’s a brief explanation: A developer goes to the Department of… READ MORE

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Community Workshop Intro.: Need to Know Terms, People and Agencies

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We thought it would be helpful to provide some additional information regarding the waterfront rezoning on the GWAPP website over the next few days as a lead up to the GWAPP/NAG Community Workshop on Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Street that will take place this Thursday night. Here’s a helpful glossary of relevant terms, people,… READ MORE

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Tale of Two Parks: Disparities in City Parks

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The NY Times online had a really interesting and informative article on the disparities in New York City’s parks: “A Little-Known Reason for Disparities in New York’s Parks.” While it doesn’t mention any parks in North Brooklyn, the article does mention other parks in Brooklyn, as well as a new advocacy group, New Yorkers for… READ MORE

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Petition for CitiBikes in North Brooklyn and a Bike Bonanza!

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Apparently I’m not the only one dismayed by the complete lack of CitiBikes in North Brooklyn. CM Steve Levin has put together a Change.org petition to Bring CitiBike to Greenpoint and North Williamsburg that will be sent to the commissioner of NYC DOT. An excerpt from the petition… READ MORE

Participatory Budgeting Results: CM Stephen Levin

The Participatory Budget Results Are In! And the Winners Are…

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After a months long process of meetings, expos and voting, the Paticipatory Budgeting results are in. These five projects will be funded (in no particular order): 1. East River State Dog Park 2. District-wide Tree Planting 3. Technology Funding for PS 8 in Park Slop 4. Technology Funding for PS 31 in Greenpoint 5. Playground… READ MORE

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Participatory Budgeting Voting Ends Sunday, April 7!

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Participatory Budgeting voting is finally here! Thanks to Councilmember Steve Levin, who set aside $1 million of discretionary funding for the process, residents of District 33, who are 16 years of age and older, can cast their vote for up to 5 project proposals. The proposals that receive the most votes will be funded, until… READ MORE

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When and Where to Vote! Participatory Budgeting Election Schedule

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After months of work community volunteers have developed more than a dozen project proposals – ranging from school improvements to street trees – and now it’s time for local residents to take their pick. The participatory budgeting elections will be held at various locations listed below from April 1 – April 7, 2013. Voters only… READ MORE

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$1 Million Dollar Vote: PB Proposals

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Last night, delegates of the participatory budget (PB) process gathered at the Polish-Slavic Center to present the project ideas that each delegate committee has developed over the past several months. Proposals ranged from a dog run in East River State Park to technological improvements for local schools to funding for new trees and tree guards… READ MORE