New York Shitty Day Ender: Live From The 94th Community Council Meeting
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
That’s right folks: another month, another Community Council Meeting. Naturally I shot footage and am in the process of uploading it. How long this will take is anyone’s guess. In the meantime here are a few teasers/spoilers:
- The recent hate crime was brought up by a member of our local Community Board, Tom Burrows.
- Phyllis (a neighborhood and Community Council institution) was in particularly interesting form this evening.
- As is often the case, bicyclists and bikes were discussed. Those of you who are tired of seeing old, rusted out bike carcasses attached to street signs, fences, etc., do not despair: Hurson tells us how to get them removed!
They’re uploading. Albeit NOT in order.
Samuel Pierre From Mayor Bloomberg’s Office Speaks
D. I. Hurson gives a run-down of crime stats and opens the forum for questions.
- Crime is down by 22% for the month.
- Crime is down for the year (?) by 14%
- Burglaries, stolen cars (down 12%) and grand larceny (especially material stolen from cars— Hurson’s own wife made a “collar” on Calyer!) are down.
- The matter of the hate crime which came to pass February 22, 2011. No arrests have been made.
- A shooting on Jackson Street (NOT AVENUE near the “Cooper Projects”) Hurson then goes on to assure us that despite reports in the press, the staff at the 94th is at its usual level and opens the forum for questions. Community Board 1’s very own Tom Burrow’s kicks it off.
Q & A Session Continued: the matter of the Greenpoint Hotel is brought forth. Among other things.
Q & A Session Continued: The Subject of Graffiti Arises
Lincoln Restler Speaks About What Happened To Barie Shortell & Suggests A Group Be Created to Better Address North Brooklyn’s Growing GBLT Community
Ending: An(other) Announcement about the Town Hall Meeting regarding the latest proposal for a 200 bed assessment center at 400 McGuinness Boulevard.
UPDATE, March 23, 2011: After numerous attempts it would appear that my footage of some really nice folks from the Greenpoint Youth Court is unusable. This is a shame since this is a really neat endeavor. For this reason I encourage you to check out their flier by clicking here. NOTE: they are recruiting and participants (between the ages of 14 and 18) receive a $100 stipend per month!