Wednesday: 34th Council District Community Forum on Transportation

The Democratic Primary election is coming up on September 10!  What can our next Councilmember in the 34th District do to address transportation issues facing our community? Hear from the candidates tonight at a community forum hosted by Transportation Alternatives, NAG, El Puente, Riders Alliance, Right Rides, and GWAPP. All of the candidates for the 34th Council District seat have been invited to this event: Vito Lopez, Antonio Reynoso, Gladys Santiago and Humberto Soto. When: Wednesday, August 28, 6:30pm Where: Bird River Studios, 343 Grand St., Williamsburg Note: NAG does […]

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 […]

Register to Vote for 2013

Yes, it is only 2012 and we haven’t even had the general election yet, but if you want to vote in the 2013 NYC primaries, you must register to vote by this Friday, October 12. If you want to change parties and still be eligible to vote in the 2013 NYC primaries, you must make the switch by this Friday, October 12. If you are not registered in a party by this Friday, you can’t vote in that party’s primary next September. If you are registered as an independent (or, […]

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 […]

VOTE! Primary Today

Unless you are a local political junkie (or got those robo-calls from Chuck Schumer and Bill Clinton), you may have missed that today is a primary day for Federal elections in NY state. Locally, there are two very important contested elections in our area – the 7th and 8th Congressional districts. Since both districts are heavily Democratic, today’s primary could well decide who wins the seat in November. The 7th district, which runs from Borough Park in the south through South Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, and then takes […]