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Love Thy Neighbor: Upcoming Vote to Fund Community Projects

It’s Participatory Budgeting time again and City Council Member Steve Levin wants to know how you would spend up to 1.5 million dollars of the city’s money.  “These funds can go towards capital projects in our parks, our schools—or wherever else the residents of our district decide,” Council Member Levin explains via his Tumblr blog. Levin […]

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Overcrowding Update: Public Advocate, Letitia James & Class Size Matters Urge DOE to Expand Capital Plan

The City Council of New York released their Report on the Fiscal Year 2015 Executive Budget for the Department of Education and School Construction Authority on June 3rd.  Within it, the Five-Year Capital Plan for Fiscal 2015-2019 totaling $12.8 billion dollars, sets aside $4.4 billion for the construction of 38,754 new school seats (aka, “capacity”). […]

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City Council Approves Skyscraper Historic District

Today the City Council approved the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District by a vote of 46-1, with two abstentions. The Brooklyn Paper: Preservationists hailed the city for protecting a slew of Romanesque Revival and Beaux-Arts structures, including the tiered co-op 75 Livingston St., which housed some of the designation’s most vocal opponents. “We’re thrilled,” said […]

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City Council Passes “Home Rule Message” on Residential Parking Permits

The City Council today passed a “home rule message” asking the State Legislature to pass enabling legislation allowing the City to issue residential parking permits. In an earlier post, which has now been corrected, I had incorrectly reported that it passed the Council yesterday; it had just passed the Committee on State and Federal Legislation. […]

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