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.