Results In From Councilman Steve Levin’s Participatory Budget Ballot: MS 8 Gets Tech Funds

The ballots have been counted from last week’s poll on project funding conducted by City Councilman Steve Levin, who represents Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and North Park Slope. The only winning project to have immediate impact on our neighborhood is funding for technology equipment for MS 8, the middle school that serves many Brooklyn Heights students. See Seth Phillips, PS/MS 8 Principal, describe the project here. This project came in second in the voting.

Other winners, in order of number of votes received, were: district-wide tree planting, which is intended to help areas that, unlike the Heights, do not have many trees; a dog run for East River State Park; technology equipment for PS 31; and playground renovations for PS 34. Descriptions of all the projects on the ballot are here.

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  • Lori

    So, the heights only got one of their projects funded – three for Williamsburg

  • yoohoo

    A city council person financing a dog run in a State park is the height of hypocrisy. Extremely disappointing results.

  • yoohoo

    Addendum: In the meantime, the thousands of visitors arriving via the Brooklyn Bridge can continue to pee in their pants.

  • David on Middagh

    I can’t believe the dogs ran away with nearly half the million.

    I watched the Seth Phillips vid, and while I respect him greatly, that 30 seconds still leaves one with the impression we just spent a third of a million on Tech for the Sake of Tech.

    Good for the district-wide tree-planting, tho’.

    And for the rest: Just wait ’til next year!