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Tidal Toast, Love and Dinner, Polish Table and Election Day — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/31 – 11/6)

WEDNESDAY 10/31

#♫ A Costume Dinner Party with Salt Cathedral @ Le Fanfare  (1103 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, $50 includes food and beer, Music presented by Wild Honey Pie, Buy Tix
* TRIVIA on Halloween Night! @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, Join me for a Halloween Trivia and Costume Party EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!! Win food, drinks, cookies, bragging rights!!! RSVP
♫ Twerk or Treat @ El Cortez (17 Ingraham St.), 8pm, FREE, RSVP
Horrorscope Halloween Party @ Wayward Social (35 Ingraham St.), 8pm, $5, Buy Tix
Godmother: Halloween Trina!!! X AJA X Valentina DJ Brooke Candy @ 3 Dollar Bill (360 Meserole St.), 8pm, $25-35, Buy Tix
The Crystal Method – Halloween Party! @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, $20-25, Buy Tix
Gala of the Gone Halloween @ House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 9pm, FREE w/ RSVP, $10 at the door, RSVP

THURSDAY 11/1

* 50 Kent Ave Design Presentation @ Bushwick Inlet Park (86 Kent Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, NYC Parks will be presenting their permanent design concept for the 50 Kent Ave section of Bushwick Inlet Park to the Parks & Waterfront Committee of Community Board #1. Your input is valuable! More Info
♫ King Buffalo, The Golden Grass @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) 7pm, $10-12, Buy Tix
^ Hope Ewing In Conversation with Natalka Burian @ WORD (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, FREE, An evening on writing and drinking, More info
♫ PROF @ Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St.), 7:30pm, $15, Buy Tix  Continue reading

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Vote this Week! Election Day is Thursday!

Get Your "I Voted" Sticker September 12th! via DNAinfo
Get Your “I Voted” Sticker September 13th!

Hey Greenpoint, it’s time to get out the vote! Traditionally, elections are held on Tuesdays but this week’s Gubernatorial Primary will take place on Thursday, 9/13 (TOMORROW) so as not to conflict with commemorations of 9/11.

That means you have a few more days to brush up on your choices:  Continue reading

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Carolyn Maloney Wins Democratic Primary Election

 

Rep. Carolyn Maloney

New York got out the vote yesterday, and here in the 12th district, which includes Greenpoint, Williamsburg, a large swath of the East Side of Manhattan, and parts of Queens, Carolyn Maloney defended her seat in the democratic primary against political newcomer Suraj Patel.

Maloney nabbed nearly 60% of the vote throughout the district, running with the endorsement of the New York Democratic Establishment, but Patel, a former Obama campaign staffer who ran to her left, picked up 66% of the vote in North Brooklyn.

Maloney has already served 13 terms in the House of Representatives. She will face Republican candidate Eliot Rabin during the Congressional election in November. You can find out more about Maloney’s platform here, and more about Rabin’s here.

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Op-Ed: What We Can Learn From Greenpoint’s Low Voter Turnout

(From the article map data at https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/nyc-had-an-abysmally-low-voter-turnout-in-tuesdays-election-110817)
Via TimeOut NY

I recently had my first experience as a poll worker right here at the Greenpoint McGuinness Senior Center polling site (715 Leonard St). There was a lot that I enjoyed, and I encourage others to be a poll-worker some day. It is democracy in action.

Unfortunately, my patriotic glow dimmed the next day, when I woke to discover our district had posted some of the worst voter turnout in the city, 18.8%. Having grown up in California where 40% voter turnout is considered low, I began to wonder why New York’s turnout is even lower. Continue reading

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NYC 2017 Primary Elections Voting Guide!

Get Your "I Voted" Sticker September 12th! via DNAinfo
Get Your “I Voted” Sticker September 12th! via DNAinfo

Get ready to get out the vote, Greenpoint! New York City’s Primary Elections for the Democratic and Reform parties are next Tuesday, September 12th. This handy voting guide lists all candidates running for Mayor, Public Advocate and Brooklyn DA, and includes each person’s bio and policy positions. And here’s how you find your polling place!

In our district, District 33, we will be voting for citywide Public Advocate, Brooklyn DA, Kings County Judge of the Civil Court and NYC Mayor (Democratic Primary). The Public Advocate incumbent is Letitia James, and David Eisenbach is running against her. For Brooklyn DA there are six candidates: Eric Gonzalez, Ama Dwimoh, Marc Fliedner, Patricia Gatling, Vincent Gentile, and Anne Swern. For Civil Court Judge, you can select five from these choices: Robin K. Sheares, John K. O’Hara, Patrick J. Hayes, Frederick C. Arriaga, David C. Pepper, Connie M. Melendez, Patria Frias-Colon, Sandra Elena Roper, Ellen E. Edwards, Isiris Isela Isaac, and Thomas J. Kennedy. For NYC Mayor there are five to pick from: Sal Albanese, Richard S. Bashner, Bill DeBlasio (our current mayor!), Robert Gangi, and Michael Tolkin. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Election Guide: No Ballot Selfies!

Hillary vs Trump GIFTomorrow is election day, and no matter who you’re voting for, just get out there and get ‘er done! Make no excuses. From David Leonhardt in The New York Times: “Many people who intend to vote become waylaid — by a traffic jam, a sick kid or a work meeting. Make a detailed plan now, about when and where you will vote.

Also note, it’s illegal to take photographs in the polling place, and photos of completed ballots, so no ballot selfies! You would be breaking a NY State law, and subject to a $1000 fine.

Find out if you’re registered in NY State. (Hopefully you are!)

Here’s how to find your polling place, in case you’re not sure.

And here’s who’s going to be on the ballot in 11222: Continue reading

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Vote for the Greenpoint Environmental Business Stewardship Project Tonight & Saturday!

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Greenpointers,

Do you care about keeping good jobs in Greenpoint and helping local businesses to be more environmentally sustainable?

Vote for the Greenpoint Environmental Business Stewardship Project!

This project will raise the quality of life in Greenpoint by working with local businesses to prevent pollution; protect workers from exposure to chemicals; cut back on waste, water, and energy use; improve the health of the community; and grow local businesses.

Green Businesses = Healthy Communities

We have an opportunity to win a grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, but we need your help!

There are three opportunities to vote!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Polish & Slavic Center 177 Kent St.

Noon – 2:30 pm or 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Polish National Home “Warsaw”

261 Driggs Ave.

10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Visit the “community preferencing” section of   www.gcefund.org

You can vote for more than one project!

Check out these great proposals as well: Greenpoint Eco-Schools: Creating a Legacy of Sustainability and Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint.

Sponsored post courtesy of ITAC.

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Vote to give $$ to Greenpoint! (3/29-4/6)

Mock-up for BOOKlyn mobile library, courtesy of St. Nick's Alliance

Just the name “Participatory Budgeting” might want to make you hit the snooze button, but it’s actually a unique opportunity to vote on a project that YOU want to see funded in our community. NYC has reserved $14 million in taxpayer dollars for this very purpose and as part of the 33rd District, there are some pretty innovative projects in the running that could potentially affect our parks, schools, and community centers.

The $14 million will be divided by district; the 33rd also covers Dumbo, Boerum Hill, and Brooklyn Heights, so Greenpoint is going to have to step it up at the polls if we want to get some of the bounty for our neighborhood, Hunger Games style (but by peaceful democratic vote, instead of mudering!). Continue reading

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WSJ Reports on Upcoming Commercial St Vote (12/19)

© Wall St Journal

If you’ve been reading Greenpointers lately, you’re probably either enraged or sick of hearing about waterfront re-building projects. But, the good news is that a larger media channel has picked up the story and created this handy graphic map, that shows exactly where the future developments will be built. Thanks Wall Street Journal, for showing Greenpoint some love.

Last week we reported on the final approval vote for Greenpoint Landing. Stay tuned because this Thursday (12/19) is the final City Council vote on development at 77 & 65 Commercial St. The vote will determine if the residential buildings are allowed to be 15-stories or 30-40 stories high. Continue reading

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