Posts Tagged ‘CM Stephen Levin’

What Did Your Neighbors Decide to Do with $1 Million?

by Ryan Watson on

Thanks to $1 million of discretionary funding set aside by Council Member Stephen Levin (District 33), delegates who have spent months developing community proposals for the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process gathered on Thursday to assemble displays of their project proposals. The North Brooklyn expo of project – sort of like a science fair of ideas… READ MORE

Dog vs. Baby Battle Averted at Friends of Transmitter Park Meeting

by Heather Van De Mark on

The Friends of Transmitter Park (FOTP) meeting last night at Red Star Bar was hyped by some media outlets as an epic turf war between dogs and babies finally coming to a head. It was anything but. The first FOTP meeting was a friendly, well-organized meet-your-neighbor round table of open discussion. Recap of the First… READ MORE

What’s All the OUTRAGE About? Truck Traffic in North Brookyn

by Heather Van De Mark on

Here’s a brief re-cap of the Williamsburg-Greenpoint Organizations United for Trash Reduction and Garbage Equality (OUTRAGE) meeting last night. First up: Ray from OUTRAGE gave a brief introduction to the organization’s history. They are a coalition of community organizations who are focused on reducing truck traffic and waste transfer stations in North Brooklyn, as we’ve… READ MORE

1/8 CB1 Meeting Re-Cap

by Heather Van De Mark on

A summary of Community Board 1′s meeting last night on January 8, 2013. Presentation: Martin Dunn of Dunn Development Corp. presented an affordable housing development plan for 59 Frost Street, which is currently a vacant warehouse and a vacant single home (Dunn Development previously created affordable housing in the CB1 area at N. 5th St.… READ MORE

Become a Participatory Budgeting Delegate

by GWAPP on

Interested in taking part in how $1 million of the city budget is spent? Become a delegate in the Participatory Budgeting process and help guide community ideas to fruition. The first step was the Neighborhood Assembly meeting, which you can read more about here. The next step involves community members volunteering as budget delegates to… READ MORE

33rd District Participatory Budgeting Recap

by Ryan Watson on

Last Thursday night, about 40 North Brooklyn residents gathered at the Polish & Slavic Center basement to learn more about the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process and to propose ideas for the $1 million available for capital funding projects in the 33rd District. Sponsored by New York City Council Member Steve Levin, the process is aimed… READ MORE

$1 Million Is Up For Grabs!

by GWAPP on

What would you do with $1 million of the New York City budget? Thanks to the Participatory Budgeting (PB), a democratic process in which citizens decide how to spend a part of the city budget, our community now has the ability to propose ideas to make real change in our district. Proposals for funds must… READ MORE

The McGolrick Park Homeless . . . It’s Complicated

by Holly Fairall on

Whether you are first-time visitor to McGolrick Park or you’ve lived in the neighborhood surrounding the park all your life, there is a long-standing fixture of McGolrick that no one can overlook. No, I’m not talking about the historic center pavilion, or the beautiful maritime and wartime sculptures, or the majestic trees. . . I’m… READ MORE

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