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 […]

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 […]

Join Us Friday 6pm to Celebrate Local History at Engine 212

Art & History Celebration of Legendary “People’s Firehouse” Williamsburg Art Gallery Open House Night Friday, October 9th, 6pm A diverse mix of long-time and new Williamsburg activists and residents will join together at the Engine Company 212 building—the site of the future Northside Town Hall Community & Cultural Center—Friday October 9th for a public event that celebrates the remarkable history of the former “People’s Firehouse.” The event will begin at 6pm at the firehouse, located at 134 Wythe Avenue (between North 8th and North 9th Streets next door to Slate […]