New York Shitty Day Ender: Live From The Town Hall Meeting, Part II
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
It has been a slow process, but I have managed to upload all save the last three videos from last night’s Town Hall meeting regarding the proposed homeless intake center at 400 McGuinness Boulevard. Hopefully I should be able to get those uploaded by tomorrow morning. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve uploaded!
Part VII: An attendee asks what we can do to get organized.
- Mr. Levin recommends a demonstration at City Hall and reaching out to our local elected officials.
Part VIII: Ann Kansfield, the Pastor of the Greenpoint Reformed Church, speaks and admonishes attendees to look at the facts.
- Fact: Greenpoint has one of the highest rates of alcoholism and mental illness in the city.
Part IX: Christine Holowacz and a Greenpoint home owner asks as to where the men this intake center will serve will come from.
- Ms. Holowacz inquires as to what we can do about our needy.
- This intake center will serve the entire city.
- The clients for this center will be arrive via bus and the subway system (via train passes).
- Last Thursday a man died of hypothermia at McCarren Park— and Mr. Levin explains why this should not have happened.
Part X: An attendee reemphasizes the need for information.
- Mr. Levin passes along his web site, which he advises will contain all the information people will need regarding this proposed homeless shelter, how to contact their public officials, etc.
Part XI: A Kent Street resident speaks about the homeless problem on her block.
Part XII: A woman rebuts Pastor Ann’s statement, a question about zoning and a Greenpoint old timer speaks.
Part XIII: A continuation of the previous clip, a Clay Street resident and representative from Senator Dilan’s speak.
Part XIV: A resident voices her concern regarding this shelter being located adjacent to the Pulaski Bridge, another attendee states he has tried to contact HELP USA to no avail.
- Mr. Levin provides the url for his WordPress blog (which can be found here).