PB 2017 / 2018 IS HERE

MS8 In Brooklyn Heights and PS31 in Greenpoint have new computers and smartboards because you voted for them. Dogs in East River State Park have a place to play and the district has 100 new trees because you decided that’s what you wanted. Kids at PS34 have a new playground and all around the area kids can check books out of the BK Voyager Book-Mobile because you thought they needed them.

All of those projects and more happened because you, District 33 residents, came out to vote for them in the district’s Participatory Budgeting process over the last four years. Every year Council Member Levin has turned over part of his discretionary funds to project conceived of, developed by, and then voted on by you, our constituents. PB is Part of the Budget process and it’s beginning again now. We start off by asking for your ideas. What capital projects do you think are needed to make D33 a better place? You can submit your ideas here, IDEAS.PBNYC.ORG.

Capital projects are physical things that have a life of more than 5 years and they should be located in our district. Send us any idea you have and then volunteer to be a budget delegate and help figure out which ones will be end up on the ballot next April.

If you have any questions or want to volunteer email Benjamin Solotaire at bsolotaire@council.nyc.gov



We are proud to announce the 2017 PB Funded Projects! Thank you to everyone who voted this year. We had 3789 votes cast which broke our previous record by over a 1000.


Technology Upgrade for Two Special Needs Schools, PS231 and PS 369
Status: 2017 funded project
Cost: $250,000
Location: Downtown and Bushwick

STEAM Lab for Samuel Dupont Elementary School, PS 31
Status: 2017 funded project
Cost: $218,000
Location: Greenpoint

New Electrical for AC, PS 110 Monitor School
Status: 2017 funded project
Cost: $175,000
Location: Greenpoint

New Lockers for 13 Classrooms, Robert Fulton School, MS 8
Status: 2017 funded project
Cost: $115,000
Location: Downtown

Real Time Bus Clocks
Status: 2017 funded project
Cost: $300,000
Location: 12 clocks through-out the district

Repair Toddler Playground at Independence Towers
Status: 2017 funded project
Cost: $500,000
Location: Williamsburg


Check out our past PB Projects


New Exterior Sign, Williamsburgh Library
A new stainless steel sign with update-able hours of service and messages to promote library initiatives.

Williamsburg Library, 240 Division Ave, W’burg

New Seating in School Auditorium, Juan Morel Campos
Replace over 600 47-yr old seats in auditorium used by 4 public schools and neighborhood groups.

I.S.71, 215 Heyward St, Williamsburg

New Lockers for 13 Classrooms, Robert Fulton Sch.
M.S. 8 has no lockers for students. New lockers would give students a place to put their textbooks and belongings.

M.S. 8, 105 Johnson St, Downtown Brooklyn

Technology Upgrade for Two Special Needs Schools
Help 165 students on the Autism Spectrum who rely on technology get new laptops to improve their learning experience.

P.S. 231 & P.S. 369, Bed Stuy & Downtown

Upgrade Electrical for AC, Monitor School
Provide upgraded wiring in classrooms for AC units purchased by the school. Cooler classrooms helps students learn.

P.S. 110, 124 Monitor St, Greenpoint

STEAM Lab for Samuel Dupont Elementary School
Pre-K - 5th classrooms will be outfitted with new STEAM Labs for teaching and learning. Prepare students for the future.

P.S. 31, 75 Meserole Ave, Greenpoint

STEM Lab for John Wayne Elementary School
Construction of a STEM lab will allow over 800 students access to new technology. This will prepare them for success.

P.S. 380, 370 Marcy Ave, Williamsburg

Repair Toddler Playground at Independence Towers
Install new safety surface and replace broken equipment for needed toddler playground.

130 Clymer, Independence Towers, Williamsburg

Water Source and Paving at McGolrick Park
Install water sources for irrigation of plants and grasses and complete the repaving of the sidewalks and paths.

McGolrick Park, Greenpoint

Safety Lighting at Middleton Playground
For the benefit and security of the neighborhood, increased lighting is needed for this popular playground.

Middleton Playground, South Williamsburg

Picnic Grove in McCarren Park
Provide a tranquil, comfortable outdoor setting for neighborhood residents to enjoy.

McCarren Park, Greenpoint

Traffic Calming Measures at Atlantic & 3rd Avenues
Implement traffic calming measures to protect pedestrian and cyclist safety in support of an existing “Slow Zone."

Atlantic Avenue and 3rd Avenue, Boerum Hill

Pedestrian Safety, Williamsburg
Continue to improve safety at Meeker & Metropolitan Aves. that will shorten crossing times and encourage lower speeds.

Meeker & Metropolitan Avenues, North Williamsburg

Repair Broken Sidewalks at Independence Towers
Repair broken sidewalks outside of Independence Towers Community Center. Make walking home safe for all.

Taylor St, between Bedford & Wythe Streets

Real Time Bus Clocks
Electronic signs that provide live, up-to-date arrival times at 12 stops along the B62/B32 bus routes.