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Upper East Side Patch
Upper East Side Patch
Upper East Side School, Playground Improvements Funded Through Participatory Budgeting
Brendan Krisel
05/03/2017

 

Upper East Side School, Playground Improvements Funded Through Participatory Budgeting

 

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — Improvements to two neighborhood schools won funding during this year's participatory budgeting cycle, City Councilman Ben Kallos announced Thursday.

Nearly 2,500 residents from the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island voted on how to allocate $1 million to improve the neighborhood.

The projects that won funding are:

  • 1,514 votes – P.S. 183 Green Science and STEM Lab Classroom - $600,000
  • 1,139 votes – P.S. 198/77 Playground Renovation - $500,000

The cost of both projects exceeded the $1 million allotment, but Kallos said his office will chip in $100,000 in capital funds to make sure both projects are fully funded. If the project you voted for didn't make the cut, all is not lost.

Kallos said that his office will look at projects that didn't get funded as potential recipients of future funding.
Here's a full list of the projects included in this year's participatory budgeting vote:
  1. JREC auditorium renovation, $750,000;
  2. P.S. 183 green science and STEM lab classroom, $600,000;
  3. Eleanor Roosevelt H.S. auditorium renovation, $750,000;
  4. P.S. 198/77 playground renovation, $500,000;
  5. P.S. 77 music room renovation, $500,000;
  6. Lexington Houses layered access, $500,000;
  7. Lexington west playground renovation, $500,000;
  8. Stanley Isaacs layered access, $500,000;
  9. Security cameras for Holmes Towers, $500,000;
  10. Irrigate the East River Esplanade, $1 million;
  11. Bus clocks for northbound M15 and M31, $350,000.

Screenshot courtesy of NY City Council

 

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