Locals get to decide this week if the 72nd Street Dog Run gets an upgrade, local auxiliary police officers get a new van or schools get new technology. (Or all of the above.)
It’s participatory budgeting week and residents of each City Council district that participates can vote on several proposed projects in the neighborhood. The ideas were submitted by community members in the fall.
Each council district that participates gets to decide on how to spend $1 million or more.
For Helen Rosenthal’s district, which covers much of the neighborhood, primarily below 96th, the projects are? listed below. And the voting times and locations are here. You can also vote online.
Cultural and Community Facilities
Renovations at Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
Renovations to the entrance of the LSNC, including installation of new automatic doors (New York City Housing Authority)
Location: Lincoln Square N’hood Center, 250 W. 65th St.
Digital Projection System for Performing Arts Library
Purchase of a new, modern digital projection system for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Location: NYPL Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
Parks and Recreation
Basketball Court Renovations at Wise Towers
Resurfacing and repairs to the existing basketball court (New York City Housing Authority)
Location: Wise Towers, 141 W. 90th St.
Upgrades to 72nd Street Dog Run
Upgrades to the 72nd Street Dog Run with the installation of permanent water stations
Location: Riverside Park Dog Run on 72nd Street
Beautification and Renovation of Broadway Malls
Upgrades to one of the the Broadway Mall Islands, including upgraded seating and a greening package with plantings
Location: Broadway Mall Island to be chosen by Parks
Van for 24th Precinct Auxiliary
Purchase of a van for use by the 24th Precinct Auxiliary volunteers
Location: 24th Precinct, 151 W. 100th St.
Schools and Education
Technology Upgrades at Frank McCourt High School
Technology upgrades including 11 new SmartBoards and a 30 computer laptop cart for use at Frank McCourt High School
Location: Frank McCourt High School, 145 W. 84th St.
Library Upgrade for P.S. 166
Upgrades to the library at P.S. 166, including work to enlarge the library and creation of a new reading space
Location: P.S. 166, 132 W. 89th St.
Video Surveillance System for P.S. 75 and M.S. 250
Installation of a video surveillance system to be used by the school security staff at P.S. 75 and M.S. 250
Location: P.S. 75 and M.S. 250, 735 West End Avenue
Air Conditioning for P.S. 9 and Center School Gym
Installation of a split system air conditioning system in the gymnasium shared by P.S. 9 and the Center School
Location: P.S. 9 and Center School, 100 W. 84th St.
Schoolyard Renovation at P.S. 84
Renovation of the playground, converting the asphalt to synthetic turf at P.S. 84 Schoolyard, the Sol Bloom Playground
Location: Sol Bloom Playground, P.S. 84 32 W. 92nd St.
For Mark Levine’s district, which encompasses parts of the Upper West Side (mostly above 96th), the voting times and location are here. And the projects are listed below.
PARKS & RECREATION
PS125 Courtyard / Playground Upgrade
Real-Time Automated Bus Schedules at Four Bus Stops along Amsterdam Avenue
Illuminate Cherry Walk on Hudson River Greenway, Henry Hudson Parkway South
PS125 Cafeteria Upgrade
PS/MS165 Playground Renovation
M195 Restroom Renovation/Upgrade
NYC HOUSING AUTHORITY
Security Cameras at St. Mary’s Nursing Home
Douglass Housing Exterior Lighting & Grounds Work
Grant Houses’ Ground & Pavement Repair
Manhattanville Housing Outdoor Terrace Lighting
Riverstone Senior Center Exterior Lighting Upgrade