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School will once again be cool, thanks to a big win for PS 10 (511 7th Avenue, between Prospect Avenue and 17th Street) in District 38′s first ever participatory budgeting vote. Along with Red Hook’s PS 15, South Slope’s PS 10 will now have funding to wire the building’s hottest classrooms for air conditioning. “This
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Voting for District 38′s first ever year of participatory budgeting begins this weekend, and you have several opportunities to make your voice heard around the neighborhood. The most convenient location is at Greenwood Park (555 7th Avenue, between 19th and 20th Streets) on Sunday, March 30, from 12pm to 5pm. Voting does run through April
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If you rely on the G train to get to Long Island City, you may want to be at an upcoming meeting where a number of local leaders will be on hand to discuss another impending shutdown of the G train. From July 26 through September 1, the MTA will be suspending G train service between Long
Politics PB-vote-outreach
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It’s the third year of participatory budgeting in District 39, which means neighbors have another chance to tell Councilmember Brad Lander what projects you’d like to see funded in our area. Ideas for projects have already been submitted, and now it’s time to see what proposals have made it through volunteer-led committees and will be up for a vote
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Believe all kids deserve pre-kindergarten education? What about after school programs that keep them active and creative, and take a load off of working parents? You can help demand educational resources for all by signing our local Assemblymember James Brennan’s petition for daylong universal pre-k and expanded after school programs at junior high schools around NYC. The
Politics snow sidewalk 4th ave 12th street
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A proposed amendment to existing laws about sidewalk snow and ice removal could mean heftier penalties for those who don’t shovel, but clear walks for pedestrians. Councilmember David Greenfield is proposing that the city use municipal workers to clear a sidewalk they would normally ticket (fines currently start at $100 if a sidewalk isn’t cleared within four
Politics brad lander
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Our Councilmember Brad Lander has always been pretty accessible, but he’s about to get a little more open to your questions. He’s one of three city leaders who will be part of a new site called AskThem that lets the public ask their officials questions directly. How it works is you enter your address and find your
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Following the confirmation of Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito as the City Council speaker, some of her allies have been getting press as they’ve been appointed to various leadership positions in the Council. One of her close ties is our own Councilmember Brad Lander, whose work on the Council with Mark-Viverito goes back several years, and who just got the new title
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Newly inaugurated Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson first announced back in October his intention to decriminalize up to 15 grams of marijuana “in public view” (as opposed to in one’s apartment, for instance), issuing only fines instead of necessitating arrests and prosecution. Now that Governor Cuomo has moved  towards a limited medical marijuana initiative, however, he has reversed his idea of decriminalizing
Neighbors No Parking de Blasio Swearing In
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While you’re watching fireworks in Prospect Park tonight, neighbor and mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be taking the oath of office at his 11th Street home at 12:01am. The ceremony is closed to both the press and the public, but if you’re home and interested, it will be streamed live on nyc.gov. A public ceremony will
Food & Drink Pasta at Bar Toto via FB
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Now that Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his family have made the decision to move from their 11th Street home to Gracie Mansion, the Times has a piece that notes some of the dishes BdB has enjoyed in the hood and is leaving behind — though, we’re pretty sure we’ll still see him occasionally at
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After much speculation over where the de Blasios would live after January’s inauguration, it was announced on Wednesday that the mayor-elect and his family will head up to Gracie Mansion. “For a variety of reasons, like logistical and security concerns, we’ve decided to move to Gracie Mansion,” the de Blasios wrote on their Transition NYC
Neighbors McGovern Weir
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Curious to see what Green-Wood Cemetery has in store for the McGovern-Weir Greenhouse? Join neighbors at the upcoming land usage/landmarks committee meeting, scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday, December 4, at the Community Board 7 office. Representatives from the cemetery will be on hand to present their plans for the historic 5th Avenue building. CB7′s office
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