Brooklyn is a big city, but its strength lies in its neighborhoods, keeping it from getting overwhelming, and helping foster a sense of community, even with two million people surrounding you. Now via The Times we’ll see that sense of community truly put to the test as city Council Member Stephen Levin plans to hold a town hall meeting, next Wednesday October 17 from 5:30pm to 9pm at St. Francis College at 180 Remsen Street, on what to do with one million dollars in city funding.
Levin represents a district that stretches from Park Slope to Greenpoint, and probably represents plenty of Brokelyn readers. What have you seen around your neighborhoods that could use some government-funded love? My answer would be to fix every pothole so as to make my bike rides less bumpy, but I’m selfish that way, plus I’m not in Levin’s district. If you’re gong to go to the meeting, take note of the three and a half hours set aside for it, because direct democracy can kind of be a slog. But with a million dollars on the line, it seems like it could be worth your time.