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

 

 

DISTRICT 33 PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING 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 Fall 2017
Cost:  $400,000
2. Gowanus Community Center Renovations and Repairs
Status: PENDING
Cost:  $475,000
* Council Member’s office and NYCHA working to identify an organization who can operate the community center.
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: Under Construction
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: Scoping
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: On hold pending contract status
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: 2017 funded project
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: 2017 funded project
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

 

 

HERE ALL THE PROJECTS THAT WERE ON THE BALLOT FOR DISTRICT 33 PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING IN THE LAST CYCLE YEAR

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
$70,000

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
$450,000

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
$115,000

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
$250,000

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
$175,000

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
$218,000

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
$250,000

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

130 Clymer, Independence Towers, Williamsburg
$500,000

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
$500,000

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
$500,000

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

McCarren Park, Greenpoint
$400,000

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
$524,000

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
$250,000

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
$350,000

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

District-Wide
$300,000