City Council District 33 Primary
Your City Council Member really does have palpable influence over the destiny of our neighborhoods and quality of life. District 33 Council Member elections also present a difficult choice, because there has only been one political debate, and Stephen Levin, former Vito Lopez Chief of Staff, has been fuzzy about some of the remedies proposed. By contrast Stephen Pierson has put forward some ideas to address issues that have been raised about the 2005 rezoning. Such as taking a stand to downzone, because the current zoning allows segregated housing by economic status, ie., the “poor door,” and ushers in outrageously oversized developments (that are approximately twice the density of Stuyvesant Town). Levin says, he’ll look into it.