Vote For Local Project Funding From Councilman Steve Levin’s Kitty

As we reported last October, Steve Levin, who represents our district in the City Council, has $1 million in discretionary funds that may be used to bankroll projects in the area. Back then he had a community meeting to solicit ideas; now he has a list of sixteen “viable” projects and is asking constituents to vote this week for up to five of these projects to receive funding. The top vote getters, totalling up to $1 million, will be funded. A list of projects on the ballot is here.

Of the projects listed, several would benefit Brooklyn Heights or the immediate area. One would provide funds for laptops and smartboards at MS 8, which serves local students. Another would improve lighting in the Atlantic Avenue access to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Two others would improve Cadman Plaza Park; one by rehabilitating a presently closed comfort station, and the other by installing weight-based fitness equipment.

To vote you must be a resident of the district and sixteen or older. You must vote in person at a designated polling place, and bring ID proving age and residence. These are the locations and hours of operation of the polling places in this area:

The Moxie Spot, 81 Atlantic Avenue (between Henry and Hicks), today (Monday, April 1) through Saturday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Borough Hall, 289 Joralemon Street, Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

PS 8, 37 Hicks Street (between Middagh and Poplar), Friday, April 5, 7:45 to 9:45 a.m.

101 Clark Street Community Room, 101 Clark Street (between Henry and Cadman Plaza West), Sunday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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  • ClaudeScales

    BTW, my headline reference to Levin’s “kitty” wasn’t to this one: http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/13060/levin2009cats

  • David on Middagh

    Just voted at the Moxie Spot.

    I picked the Cadman Plaza ideas: the fitness equipment, because it’s relatively cheap, and the bathroom re-opening, which is needed and will be especially helpful if the library is closed for a while.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Loibl/100001950656207 Peter Loibl

    Is this Lockhart Steele’s doppleganger?? Look like twins, check out their photos!

    David, not too familiar with the Moxie Spot, what’s that all about it?

    I think my favorite spot is the far corner of Brooklyn Bridge Park, with a great view of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan. My Dad passed away recently and I go there sometimes to imagine him coming to America from Germany back in the early 60s.

  • ClaudeScales

    Peter: Moxie Spot is a restaurant on Atlantic Avenue that is designed for parents or caregivers and children.

  • David on Middagh

    The Moxie Spot’s between Hicks & Henry (on Atlantic, as Claude mentioned) and they have plenty of space to sit and contemplate your ballot, or have a coffee and sandwich.

  • Full Special

    Let’s vote for funding for MS8. Right now they really need the help financially. Support neighborhood schools!

  • Lois

    Where do I get the full information on this vote? Thank you.

  • Wiley E

    Too bad spending $1 million on the Library isn’t listed as an option. That would cover fixing the air-conditioning, and keeping the facility open full-time. Maybe a “write-in” should be added to the ballot.

  • yoohoo

    Re fitness facilities in parks, during a recent cruise along the Pacific coast of South America I observed amazingly innovative installations in port cities large and small. I also saw few, if any, obese people along the entire coast to Patagonia and back to Buenos Aires.

  • MonroeOrange

    didn’t you just get $10k from BHA?

  • Full Special

    What is your point exactly? (Besides that the BHA is awesome and supports PS/MS8)
    PS8 and MS8 are extremely underfunded. Let’s support our kids!