The West Side Campaign Against Hunger will get $250,000 to pay for a mobile food pantry after receiving the most votes in Council member Helen Rosenthal’s participatory budgeting contest. In all, four projects out of the 15 that made the finals will get funded. Participatory budgeting is a process that allows residents to vote on citizen-proposed capital projects funded by the city. Residents voted earlier this month.
Here are descriptions of the four winning projects:
LOCATION: West Side Campaign Against Hunger is located at 86th street between Broadway and West End Avenue– the mobile food pantry will travel to sites throughout the district
DESCRIPTION: This van will serve as a mobile food pantry that will go around the district to provide healthy food and social services to those in need.
LOCATION: Hudson River Greenway from 72nd to 84th street (Riverside Park)
DESCRIPTION: The improvements will include: signage, pavement markings, gates and bollards where required, and repave and regrade sections of the existing park paths to accommodate an alternative bike route to alleviate congestion.
LOCATION: Crosstown Bus Stops throughout the district. 96th, 86th, 79th, & 66th St.
DESCRIPTION: The crosstown bus countdown clocks will be installed at select Upper West Side stops on the 96th Street, 86th Street, 79th Street, & 65th Street crosstown routes.
LOCATION: Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus (122 Amsterdam Ave. on 65th St.)
DESCRIPTION: The project is for an initial design for the construction of an artificial turf athletic field. It will serve as practice space for multiple school sports teams & for community sport programs.
Photos via Helen Rosenthal’s office.