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New York City Council Members Call for “Cultural Roadmap”

In a statement released earlier this week, New York City Council members Stephen Levin and Jimmy Van Bramer announced their proposal for a referendum to improve cultural spending, a “bill requiring the city to have a cultural plan.” By carrying out extensive assessments throughout the five boroughs, Levin and Van Bramer hope that this information could be used to better direct the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) initiatives and bring them in line with community priorities.

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Brooklyn Councilmember Levin’s Art Agenda

In a recent announcement, New York City Councilmember Stephen Levin “signed on” to One Percent for Culture, an initiative of the Fund for the City of New York. Reached by phone yesterday afternoon, Councilmember Stephen Levin told Hyperallergic, “The arts are an important part of the fabric of New York City as a whole, and this is especially true in my district … I have a very high percentage of artists who live and work here and the percentage seems to grow every year.”