Family, friends, colleagues, and students of Marlene Sanders are invited to a celebration of the life and career of journalism pioneer Marlene Sanders. Thursday, September 3rd at 4:00pm, Reception to follow Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 102 Silver Center for Arts and Science, New
Bushwick is one of the many places in New York City where the concepts of zoning and rezoning are becoming more and more relevant in the civic lives of different organized groups and residents who fear they will not be able to stay in their homes or keep their businesses running for the next few years because of rising rent prices.
Bushwick comes out to vote so their voice is heard.
Participatory budgeting is a process in which the members of a community brainstorm ideas in meetings, which are then articulated into quantifiable capital projects listed on a ballot and voted on. The process is not new in the United States but in recent years it has generated significant momentum in Chicago, Boston and in New York City where communities have a decision-making power of millions of dollars in taxpayer money.
Bushwick is a neighborhood in rapid transition, where working young professionals are driving up rent prices while long-time residents are fighting to remain in the few affordable housing units left in the market.
Once a month “Multitask” reunites the enjoyment of shopping, listening to music, networking and dining for people who don’t have time to do all these things by encompassing it all in one location.