The City Council recently voted ‘no’ on the segregated towers proposed for the northern end of Greenpoint (77 Commercial Street). Now the decision is in Marty Markowitz’s hand. New York Shitty has lots of great footage from the latest Town Hall meeting where representatives from Markowitz’s office listened to residents’ concerns. Here’s a highlight:
Unfortunately, newly elected Councilman Stephen Levin, who was a very vocal opponent of the towers before he got elected, chose not to speak:
Levin was present last night but did not speak. Levin’s Legislative Director Rami Metal said the newly reinstated representative concentrated last night on listening to what the community wanted instead. “Obviously [Councilman Levin] is taking the concerns of the people in the community very seriously, but he is going to let the Borough President do his job without any interference and looks forward to his recommendations,” Metal wrote.