2018 PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING FUNDED PROJECTS

I am proud to announce this years PB funded projects. Almost 3000 people voted over the course of vote week expressing their ideas about how their tax dollars should be spent.

This year long process, involving dozens of volunteers, is a direct method of every person living in District 33 to have a say in what's important in their community. And this year we got to see the excitement of 11 year olds voting for the first time and beginning a habit that they can carry with them through out their lives.

Thank you to everyone involved this year, and also thank you to Borough President Eric Adams for helping make the laptops at PS 157 possible.

- Plant Trees in Bed Stuy
- Pedestrian Safety Improvements on Clay, Franklin and Commercial
- 8 New water fountains, four each at PS/IS 157 and PS 318
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Connector improvements at Atlantic Ave and Brooklyn Bridge Park
- Bathroom Renovation at George Westinghouse High School
- Provide 6 Laptop Carts to PS/IS 157

If you want to submit ideas for next year, get involved, or just have comments leave them here or email Benjamin Solotaire at bsolotaire@council.nyc.gov

 

This is the complete 2018 Ballot

The PB ballot was developed by your neighbors who volunteered their time over the last several months to turn your ideas into exciting PB projects. The entire PB process is fueled by volunteers and it is not too late to get involved! If you want to get involved and help us Get Out the Vote email Benjamin at bsolotaire@council.nyc.gov

Education

  1. Bathroom Renovation at George Westinghouse H.S
    -        George Westinghouse H.S., 105 Tech Place ($300,000)
    Renovate three restrooms - 1 gender neutral - at GWHS, which provides career and technical education to over 600 students.
     
  2. Dock Street School Computers
    -        19 Dock Street ($300,000)
    Middle School Needs 5 new laptop carts to support STEAM education.
     
  3. Gym Upgrades for Urban Assembly Campus, K483
    -        283 Adams Street ($200,000)
    A new scoreboard, blinds and shades, a sound system and a logo on the floor for a gym used by four schools.
     
  4. Provide 6 laptop carts to P.S./I.S. 157
    -        850 Kent Ave ($250,000)
    Update technology in P.S./I.S. 157 by adding 3 laptop carts to grades 1-5 and 3 to middle school grades 6-8.
     
  5. 8 New Water Fountains
    -        101 Walton Street and 850 Kent Avenue ($80,000)
    Replace four water fountains at both P.S. 318 and P.S. 157 with fountain and bottle filling stations for reusable containers.

Parks and Recreation

  1. Plant trees in Bed-Stuy
    -        Community Board 2 and 3 within District 33 ($210,000)
    With up to 60 trees and tree guards bring air and life to the area with the lowest density of trees in the neighborhood.

Streets

  1. Pedestrian Safety Improvements
    -        Intersection of Clay, Franklin, Commercial ($300,000)
    Improvements on a dangerous, three-way intersection, next to a playground and residential apartments.
     
  2. Pedestrian and Bicycle Connector
    -        Atlantic Avenue from B.B. Park to Columbia Street ($300,000)
    The project will permanently build out the temporary bike path to be safer for both pedestrians and vehicles.

Public Safety

  1. 4 Security Cameras
    -        84th and 94th Precincts ($142,000)
    Two security cameras in the 94th Precinct and two cameras in the 84th Precinct, to be determined with community input.

 

PREVIOUSLY FUNDED PROJECTS - CURRENT STATUS
Year 1 - PB 2013 Funded Projects

1. District-Wide Tree Planting 
Status: COMPLETE
Cost: $100,000
2. MS 8 Technology Funds
Status: COMPLETE
Cost: $200,000
3. East River State Park Dog Run
Status: COMPLETE
Cost: $450,000
4. PS 31 Technology Funds
Status: COMPLETE
Cost: $188,000
5. PS 34 Playground Restoration and Beautification
Status: COMPLETE
Cost: $120,000

Year 2 - PB 2014 Funded Projects

1. NYCHA Playground Repairs 
Scheduled for Spring 2018
Cost:  $400,000
2. Gowanus Community Center Renovations and Repairs
Status: In Process
Cost:  $475,000
3. McGolrick Park Playground Reconstruction
Status: Under Construction
Cost:  $450,000
4. BK Story Voyager (previously BOOKlyn SHUTTLE) - Book Bus and Education Center 
Status: COMPLETE
Cost:  $198,000
5. P.S. 261 Bathroom Renovations
Status: COMPLETE
Cost: $175,000

Year 3 - PB 2015 Funded Projects

1.    NYCHA Active Space Renovation
Status: Scoping underway
Cost:  $500,000
Location: Wyckoff Gardens, Berry St, Taylor Wythe Houses
2.    Green Space Landscaping & Beautification at Independence Towers  
Status: PRE-SCOPING MEETINGS HAVE BEGUN
Cost:  $300,000
3. Safer Pedestrian Crossings on Meeker Avenue
Status: In Design
Cost:  $300,000
4. PS 38 & MS 447: Bathrooms that Work
Status: COMPLETED
Cost:  $280,000
5. PS 110: Install Modern Technology
Status: COMPLETED
Cost: $175,000

Year 4 - PB 2016 Funded Projects

1.     STEM Labs at IS 318 and PS34
Status: COMPLETED
Cost: $500,000
2.    Upgrades with PS261 Computer Carts
Status: Scoping
Cost: $140,000
3.    Make our School Cool! MS 126
Status: Scoping
Cost: $400,000
4.    Community Sound Studio
Status: Needs to be reassigned to other project
Cost: $100,000
5.    Make McGolrick Park Safer
Status: Planned Construction for 2018/2019
Cost: $500,000

Year 5 - PB 2017 Funded Projects

1.     Technology Upgrade for Two Special Needs Schools, PS231 and PS 369
Status: COMPLETED
Cost: $250,000
Location: Downtown and Bushwick
2.     STEAM Lab for Samuel Dupont Elementary School, PS 31
Status: 2017 funded project
Cost: $218,000
Location: Greenpoint
3.     New Electrical in Classrooms for AC, PS 110 Monitor School
Status: 2017 funded project
Cost: $175,000
Location: Greenpoint
4.     New Lockers for 13 Classrooms, Robert Fulton School, MS 8
Status: Under Construction
Cost: $115,000
Location: Downtown
5.     Real Time Bus Clocks
Status: 2017 funded project
Cost: $300,000
Location: 12 clocks through-out the district
6.     Repair Toddler Playground at Independence Towers
Status: 2017 funded project
Cost: $500,000
Location: Williamsburg

Year 6 - PB 208 Funded Projects

Plant trees in Bed-Stuy
-        Community Board 2 and 3 within District 33 ($210,000)
With up to 60 trees and tree guards bring air and life to the area with the lowest density of trees in the neighborhood.

Pedestrian Safety Improvements
-        Intersection of Clay, Franklin, Commercial ($300,000)
Improvements on a dangerous, three-way intersection, next to a playground and residential apartments.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Connector
-        Atlantic Avenue from B.B. Park to Columbia Street ($300,000)
The project will permanently build out the temporary bike path to be safer for both pedestrians and vehicles.

Bathroom Renovation at George Westinghouse H.S
-        George Westinghouse H.S., 105 Tech Place ($300,000)
Renovate three restrooms - 1 gender neutral - at GWHS, which provides career and technical education to over 600 students.

Provide 6 laptop carts to P.S./I.S. 157
-        850 Kent Ave ($250,000)
Update technology in P.S./I.S. 157 by adding 3 laptop carts to grades 1-5 and 3 to middle school grades 6-8.

8 New Water Fountains
-        101 Walton Street and 850 Kent Avenue ($80,000)
Replace four water fountains at both P.S. 318 and P.S. 157 with fountain and bottle filling stations for reusable containers.