Dear Friend –

Tomorrow the polls open for Participatory Budgeting!  Through April 3, you have the opportunity to vote on which capital improvement projects you want to see funded in Council District 3. Click here to find your closest voting location or see the flyer below.

Any resident of Council District 3 ages 14 and older can vote (click here to find out if you live in the district).

Arts, Culture & Community FacilitiesCool Muhlenberg Library – Renovate HVAC System, 209 West 23rd Street, $500,000.00 – Replace the building’s HVAC cooling unit to ensure that the branch can continue to serve as a cool space in the summer months, which includes serving as an official NYC Cooling Center.EducationBathroom Upgrade – Lab MS, Lab HS & Museum High, 333 West 17th Street, $560,000.00: Phase 2 renovations will make needed repairs to bathrooms on upper floors, addressing health and hygiene concerns for the school community.

Education Gym Renovation at Lab M.S, Lab H.S.& Museum High, 333 West 17th Street, $300,000: Gym improvements with exploration to build more communal space will address broken bleachers, difficult to operate scoreboard, flooring to support aerobic activity, and create more educational space.

Education A New Library for City Knoll School, 425 West 33rd Street,$300,000: Technological and construction updates to create a library space at City Knoll School. This project will help engage students and prepare them for the skills needed in the 21st century.

Education A Green Roof for 75 Morton School, 75 Morton Street, $200,000:
Build a green roof on the new middle school coming to 75 Morton Street. This would provide new physical and educational opportunities for students.

Education New Audio / Visual System for P.S 11, 320 West 21st Street, $75,000: A new Audio/Visual System in the auditorium of P.S. 11. The school needs a working A/V system to fulfill its curriculum requirements for students.

Environment New Trees for Council District 3, District wide, $100,000: Plant new trees and install tree guards on blocks with few or no trees throughout District 3.

Parks & Recreation Grounds Renovation at Elliott-Chelsea Houses,  $500,000: This project will add new playground fencing, renovate walkways, and revitalize garden and grassy areas. Project would be designed to budget and priority areas would be determined in conjunction with the tenant association.

Parks & RecreationRepair/Reopen Staircase at DeWitt Clinton Park, West 52 Street and 11 Avenue, $500,000: The southwest entrance staircase is crumbling and has been closed for years. Repairing this entrance will make the park accessible to visitors and easier for children to enter the park on 12th Ave.

Parks & RecreationRenovation of Historic Field House, 1 Downing Street,$250,000: Restoration towards the Downing Street playground’s historic field house and bathrooms to make them wheelchair accessible.

Parks & RecreationNew Fitness Equipment for Chelsea Park, West 27th Street and 10th Avenue, $180,000: New fitness units, including safety surfacing, seating and drinking fountains replacement.

TransitMore Turnstiles at C/E 50th Street Station, C/E Subway Station at 50th Street and 8th Avenue, $135,000 – Install two additional turnstiles at the entrance/exit of the C/E 50th Street uptown platform. More turnstiles will ease congestion and reduce wait times for passengers at this entrance/exit.

TransitReal Time Rider Information at Bus Stops, District wide, $100,000:
Electronic Boards to display real time bus arrival information at five key bus stops, offering convenience for riders. The proposed locations will be subject to feasibility analysis by DOT.

Youth Renovate the Basketball Court at Chelsea Park, West 27th Street and 10th Avenue, $350,000: The basketball court is a neighborhood favorite which needs to be improved for the safety and enjoyment of the community. This project would repave the court and install new rims.

Youth Renovation at Gertrude Kelly Playground, West 17th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, $350,000: Renovate the basketball court and adjacent sidewalk at Gertrude Kelly Playground

Happy voting,

Corey Johnson
Council Member, 3rd Council District
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