…And The Results Are In!

Remember that vote about how the ~$7,000,000 of funds the DEC recently allocated against nearly 40 years of being non-complaint with DEP regulations should be spent? Well, here are the results.

One thing I found of particular interest was individuals under the age of 21 we classified as “youth votes”. It rather bothered me, truth be told. If 18 years of age is good enough for city, state and national elections (and registering for the draft which would theoretically— if not in reality— result in some of these youths being sent to fight for their country) why are these individuals not classified as adults? So I emailed David Rivel (of the City Parks Foundation, which conducted this process) to ask why.

And here’s his answer.

So there have you.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Only 699 responses?!? God that’s pathetic.

Tomorrow: VOTE

December 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

A number of people have brought this to my attention* and even though I think this “process” is a dog and pony show, here it is anyway. Given the manifold issues extant at our parks and playgrounds currently, I cannot believe the Open Space Alliance is endorsing (of all things) a boat house on Newtown Creek. My buddy over at Queens Crap— after I brought the above wretchedly comical item to his attention— made a very prescient point:

…it’s highly inappropriate for a group purporting to be looking out for “north Brooklyn” to endorse any single project on the list.  They should support all of them.

This (once again) illustrates exactly how out of touch this organization is with the very “public” it purports to serve. Do yours truly a favor: take the time to vote tomorrow and make it known we should be spending this money on maintaining and/or upgrading our current facilities. Or better yet: projects that will benefit everyone in the community, not a select few.

DEC Vote on Funding Allocations
December 2, 2010 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
P.S. 43
131 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*To cite an example:

You probably have this. I hope you will write about it so people will vote. The peanut gallery certainly needs to be heard from , because there is no way that evil doers will not be stuffing the ballot boxes in any way they can. How the fuck did bathrooms NOT get worked into the 5o million McCarren pool renovation already? And why attach that proposal on with a super slide that is handicap accessible? I don’t get it. Also, how is the estimate so high on the field house bathroom reno and WHY add tennis court lighting onto this proposal along with the field house, and path lights? If it was just the field house , I might say yes. OR  just field house and pathlights. But not all 3. Very greedy. None of the McCarren ideas got my vote for that reason. They overshot.

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