Monthly Archives: September 2012


Participatory Budgeting Kicks off in Williamsburg

Last Wednesday night, the first Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly in the 33rd District took place at the Taylor-Wythe Houses in South Williamsburg.  About 40 community members discussed ideas for how they would spend $1 million of funding provided by Councilmember Stephen Levin.  Read more about PB here! From now through November, these Neighborhood Assembly meetings will take place all over the 33rd District, shown in the graphic below (via Gotham Gazette).  Anyone who is interested in getting involved  can participate in these public meetings. The assembly  begins with an explanation […]


Check out the new mural at PS 84, “NurtureNature”

Have you taken the opportunity to explore and discover the amazing new mural by El Puente in the neighborhood? We joined El Puente a few weeks ago when they dedicated their latest community mural, “NurtureNature”. Located on the corner of Berry & S 1st,  it was created by Los Muralistas de El Puente in collaboration with students, parents, and teachers from PS84 Jose de Diego Elementary School. The mural is absolutely amazing in its color and detail, as it integrates themes of the environment and the diverse cultural community of the Southside of […]


Time to tour the Newtown Creek…

Have you always wondered about that big old oil spill in Greenpoint? Curious what the Superfund status of the Newtown Creek means to you? Looking to learn more about the history environmental activism in the area? Want to understand the crazy important role that the Newtown Creek played in the industrial revolution in America? Well, in October you will have plenty of chances to bike, walk, and talk around the Creek with NAG!! Thanks to the generous support of the Hudson River Foundation, NAG will be leading a series of […]


Participatory Budgeting comes to Greenpoint & Williamsburg!

What would you do with $1 Million? There’s $1 million available in our community for improvements like parks, school repairs, transportation, and more. Best of all — we decide how it will be used! Community members from the 33rd District can propose projects and vote on which ones get included in the City budget. It’s a new way to make decisions about publicly funded projects, and it’s called “Participatory Budgeting”. Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public […]


Food & Community! Helping never tasted so good!

We have two exciting ways for you to get involved with food & community this week: Kickstart the Northside Town Hall: Support our project with fellow local civic leader The People’s Firehouse to convert a historic firehouse on Wythe Avenue to a one-of-a-kind center for arts and community services. The Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center is at the tail-end of an impressive fundraising campaign on Kickstarter–but we still need your support to get us over the top of our goal so that we get all of the funds pledged.  We’re […]