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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 winning order): 1. NYCHA Playground Repairs 2. Gowanus Community Center Re-Opening 3. McGolrick Park Playground Reconstruction 4. BOOKlyn Shuttle 5. PS261 Bathroom Renovations There were 1,925 votes, and the funding for these… READ MORE

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Participatory Budgeting Voting Starts March 30

by Heather Van De Mark on

Starting this Sunday, you can vote for the Participatory Budgeting Projects of your choice! You have a week to vote and there are five polling locations in Greenpoint alone (highlighted in yellow below.) So take a few minutes during your busy week and help decide how to spend your tax dollars! Voting Eligibility Be over… READ MORE

Organizers, activists and do-gooders–heed the call, get funded

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If you want to better your neighborhood, now is a great time to make that happen. Between the GCEF’s $19.5 million and D33′s Participatory Budgeting, there is so much potential for positive change in North Brooklyn! Do you have a burning desire to do something for your community–but feel like your voice is getting lost… READ MORE

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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

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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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Participatory Budgeting gets an upgrade – submit your idea online

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Tonight is the last Participatory Budgeting neighborhood assembly being held in North Brooklyn. It’s at McCarren Park Rec Center on Lorimer St. from 6pm – 8pm. (There is one final meeting for the district this Saturday at the Wyckoff Community Center.) If you haven’t been able to make it to a meeting, fear not, you… READ MORE

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

by Heather Van De Mark on

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

by Heather Van De Mark on

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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East River State “Bark”? Proposed Dog Run for Park

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VOLUNTEER! SPREAD THE WORD! VOTE! We Need Your Help to Make The East River State Park Dog Run a Reality! The Friends of East River State Park has submitted a proposal through the Participatory Budgeting Program (PBNYC) to design and construct a dog run in the northeast corner of East River State Park. Only the… READ MORE

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When and Where to Vote! Participatory Budgeting Election Schedule

by Ryan Watson on

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

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