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At just 35 years of age, Stephen Levin serves as the council-member for the 33rd district of New York representing and fighting for the concerns and needs for residents from Bed-Stuy to DUMBO. As Chair of the Council’s General Welfare Committee, Levin advocates for children, the hungry, and the homeless and other vulnerable members of the community. How/why did you become involved in your line of work? I became involved in politics after college, when...
On Sunday night, a young couple’s leisurely stroll up Fulton Avenue in Fort Greene turned into a nightmare. An SUV careened onto the sidewalk, purportedly to avoid hitting a bus, and struck Victoria Nicodemus, 30, her boyfriend, and a 75-year-old woman. Nicodemus, an art curator, athlete, and lover of Christmas, received the brunt of the blow; she was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital shortly afterward. An upsetting video posted by DNAinfo shows the vehicle...
Today, New Yorkers—North Brooklynites, in particular—will have the chance to come together as a community in order to rally and demand that the city fulfill a promise it made almost a decade ago: to construct Bushwick Inlet Park as a necessary balance to all the condos that would soon be built along the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront. In 2005, when the Bloomberg administration rezoned acres of land along the East River so that it could...
Last week, I Quant NY released a few infographics confirming that Williamsburg (and the area around Broadway, in particular) is quite possibly the epicenter of New York's problem with pedestrian deaths, and over the weekend, the data was horrifically reinforced by the death of 21-year-old nursing student Marisol Martinez, who was struck by a bus while crossing at Union and Meeker. In response, city council members Stephen Levin and Antonio Reynoso held a press conference...

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