CM Levin


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]