SCHOOL TECH UPGRADES, STREET TREES WIN GRANTS AFTER CITIZEN VOTE

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The Booker T. Washington school on 107th street won a grant for $35,000 for laptop carts.

Council member Mark Levine announced the winners of participatory budgeting in his council district, which includes a section of the Upper West Side, mostly above 96th street. Nearly 1,900 people voted on the citizen-proposed projects. We listed the winners from Helen Rosenthal’s, mostly below 96th, here.

These were the top vote-getters in Levine’s district:

Riverstone Senior Center- $210,000

Grounds renovation outside the entrance would be designed to budget. Priorities such as creating attractive seating areas and enclosing the dumpster would be coordinated with RA leadership.

99 Fort Washington Ave

Save Hamilton Grange – Elevator Repair-$400,000

Restoration to the exterior of the building and water damage within the building. Replacement of the inoperable boiler, the installation of new windows and a workable HVAC system are needed.

503 West 145th St

Green Up District 7-$300,000

Planting 100 street trees and tree guards.

W 125th St to W 155th St

Science Lab Upgrades at Columbia Secondary School-$75,000

Upgrade 3 existing science lab classrooms to align with NGSS standards that will enhance current STEM curriculum.

425 W 123rd St

Improve Technology for Booker T. Washington-$35,000

Laptop cart for Middle School students.

103 W 107th St

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    1. Mike says:

      I’m all for funding school needs, but is the same government official who spent $600 for a toilet seat in the ’80s now purchasing carts that store and charge laptop computers? $35k for ONE?

      • Mark says:

        The laptop cart comes with enough laptops for an entire class of 30 or so students – so the price is reasonable.