elections


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 Gala. 10 Reasons to Attend…

#7 -You believe in building a stronger community through citizen participation. NAG devotes a lot of our resources to helping the residents of Greenpoint & Williamsburg plug into their local government and create (or call for) real change on their street… NAG’s Annual Neighborhood Gala & Benefit is such fun! We gather together a great bunch of neighborhood activists, advocates, and supporters in one room to celebrate NAG’s grassroot neighborhood activism. This year the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 p.m. to midnight. The venue is […]


Join up with NAG to watch the presidential debates!

This Wednesday night is the first of 4 debates in this year’s presidential campaign. Come watch it with your NAG friends @ BLACK RABBIT Wed Oct 3rd — 830-1030pm 91 Greenpoint Ave [btwn Franklin & Manhattan] Domestic Policy Debate with fun quizzes & games & prizes by the fine folks of Black Rabbit and the fabulous guest hosts For each debate — even the Vice Presidential– we will be gathering at a local watering hole and getting our politics on. Whether you are a Dem, a Green Party peep, or […]


What is the State of the Neighborhood?

Town Hall Meeting Thurs Feb 2, 2012. 7-9pm 160 N 5th — Holy Ghost Ukranian Church Neighborhood Forum Sat Feb 4, 2012. 12-4pm 110 Kent Ave [@N8th] Ground floor of NAG office bldg. If you could give the neighborhood a grade,what would it be? Join new and long-time community members as we discuss the crucial issues in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, things like affordable housing, tenant rights, homelessness, transportation, safe streets, public schools, development and city infrastructure, open space, parks, and environmental justice. NAG will be presenting a Community Report Card […]


Vote. Vote. Vote.

September 13th is election day. Most of the big races are special elections, but there are citywide primaries on both the Democratic and Republican side (including judicial races in Brooklyn). In terms of the special elections, closest to home there one to replace Darryl Towns (who has moved on to the Cuomo administration) in the 54th Assembly District (Bushwick, Highland Park and Cypress Hill). The contestants in that race are Rafael Espinal, Jr., Jesus Gonzalez and Deidre Towns. A bit further afield, there is the race to replace Anthony Wiener […]