Projects on the Ballot

2016 Voter Guide

HOUSING

Lexington Houses Security Upgrade
$500,000
Purchase and install layered security system to ensure residents’ safety in light of growing issues and incidents and the rise in neighborhood homeless population, which has caused security problems.
East Lexington Avenue between 98-99 Streets

YOUTH

Lexington Houses East & West Playground
Renovation

$700,000
Provide safety-compliant resurfacing and equipment for two community playgrounds, serving a large mix of resident families, with features that appeal to children from 6 months to 15 years old.
E. 98 St. between 3rd & Lex/ Lex & Park Aves.

PARKS & RECREATION

Parks Greening

$1,000,000
Install new and improve existing plantings – trees, shrubs, flowers and grass - around perimeters and entrances of John Jay Park.
John Jay Park

EDUCATION

STEM Green Roof for P.S./I.S. 217

$500,000
Finalize funding to build a STEM Green Roof atop P.S. /I.S. 217. Transform 6,750 square feet of unused P.S./I.S. 217 school roof into an outdoor learning hub for science, math, nutrition and the arts.
645 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

Library Modernization for Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
$350,000
Create flexible learning space with access to computers, listening center, digital and print media, separate quiet and group spaces. Currently cannot support number of students and technology needs.
411 East 76th Street

Renovate Auditorium for Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
$250,000
Extend stage and replace seating and flooring to improve view, increase capacity, and support gym activities. Replace antiquated control board, install acoustical panels and simplify lighting system.
411 East 76th Street

Rooftop Greenhouse at P.S. 290
$500,000
Construction of a greenhouse as part of the green
roof project at PS290. The 800sf greenhouse will
provide opportunities to enhance the school’s
STEAM curricula & create desperately needed
play space.
311 East 82nd Street

P.S. 290 Bathrooms
$225,000
Replace toilets and sinks with age-appropriate fixtures and fittings. Remove unused urinals in boys bathrooms.
311 East 82nd Street

Computer Carts for 10 Schools
$350,000
32 computers per cart for: P.S. 77, P.S. 198, P.S.
290, P.S./I.S. 217, M. 225, Eleanor Roosevelt,
Urban Academy, Vanguard, Manhattan
International, and Life Sciences, serving over
5000 students.
NYC Schools (District wide)

HVAC for P.S.198 and P.S.77
$350,000
Installing a split level air-conditioning system for the auditorium and cafeteria at P.S.198 and P.S.77.
1700 3rd Avenue (Upper East Side)

Sound System at Julia Richman JREC Auditorium
$85,000
This project will address the acoustical needs of the auditorium and update the sound system to correct the reverberation and an inability to hear and understand speakers.
317 East 67th Street (Upper East Side)

SENIORS

Center at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Entrance
$500,000
Automatic doors for the Center at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House to enable ease of access and egress for senior center members, Robbins Plaza senior residents, visitors and staff.
343 E 70 St, between 1st and 2nd Avenues

ARTS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY FACILITIES

Webster Library HVAC Improvements
$600,000
Upgrade or replacement of air-conditioning system. This library is a designated NYC cooling center.
1465 York Avenue (Upper East Side)

67th Street Library HVAC Improvements
$600,000
Replacement or upgrade of the boiler to provide
adequate heat.
328 East 67th Street (Upper East Side)

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