activism


Last Weekend to VOTE in Participatory Budget

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members decide how a portion of a public budget will be spent. Councilmember Stephen Levin, who represents the 33rd District, has allocated at least $1 million of his discretionary funding for capital projects to PB. Community members have been working to flesh out ideas generated at a series of neighborhood assemblies in the fall into fundable project proposals. Check out the sample ballot here! Check out projects in Greenpoint/Williamsburg here!! Want to hear more about PB? Check out this interview […]


NAG Action: Plugging into the Community Board

Notes from the March CB#1 Transportation Committee Meeting Last night was an action-packed Transportation Committee meeting. The meeting was held at the local CB offices on Graham Avenue with 3 CB members (Wilfredo F, Karen N, & Ryan K) and 1 staff member (Marie) in attendance. With so many items on the agenda, the meeting was fast-paced and got down to business from the get-go. The first item was a presentation from MTA on the new bus route through the Navy Yard. It is technically not a “new” route but an […]


NAG Action: CB Speak UP!!

Have you ever been so fired up about a neighborhood issue that you have spent hours ranting about it , either online or over drinks with friends? Well, this is your chance to speak out for 2 minutes about a neighborhood issue dear to your heart… In the upcoming months, there will be several public hearings about big developments coming to the neighborhood. As was learned at our ULURP workshop, there are a few select times during process in which the public is given a chance to voice their praise […]


Grassroot Garden Project: 61 Franklin St Community Garden

 Thanks to a lot of legwork by the fab folks at 596 Acres and our hardworking CM  Stephen Levin, an empty lot owned by the City could become Greenpoint’s newest green space. Very exciting right!! Want to get involved? Of course you do. Well, mark this Saturday down in your calendar for some serious brainstorming fun. Community Outreach Meeting Good Yoga    2pm   Sat March 2nd Check the FB event here!! All are welcome; green thumbs not required;) Help make this space what the community wants it to be! Band […]


NAG Action: How to ULURP!

We had the great pleasure of co-hosting an event with CUP & El Puente–A Citizen’s Guide to Land Use Review. Through this amazing game invented by CUP, we sent a sandwich through the ULURP process. By role playing the process, we educated ourselves on the players and the process, discussed the timeline for developing development, and engaged in a healthy conversation about the community’s voice and ability to make change to developers and politicians plans for our fair city. With insight from planners, educators, organizers, and community members, we discussed […]