New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Projects on the Ballot

Decide how to spend one million of your tax dollars in your neighborhood.

Vote for up to 5 projects.

Arts, Culture & Community 

1. NYPL District Libraries Technology Upgrade 
 E. 67th St, Webster & Roosevelt Island($200,000)
New computers, printers, self-checkout kiosks, phone systems, network equipment and free high-speed WiFi. 

2. NYPL Webster Branch Electrical System
1465 York Ave ($500,000)
Upgrades to the library branch's electrical system. 

3. NYPL Webster Branch HVAC System  
1465 York Ave ($600,000)
Designated as an OEM Cooling Center, this will provide a safe environment for patrons during periods of extreme heat.

Education

4. Laptops for Public Schools
Districtwide ($350,000)
Purchasing laptop carts for ten District 5 public schools.

5. PS 183 HVAC for Cafeteria and Community Space
 419 E. 66th St  ($600,000)
The cafeteria is used by school and community organizations year-round. HVAC would limit excessive heat in warmer months.

6. PS 290 MNS Re-construct Kindergarten Bathroom 311 E. 82nd St ($200,000)
 Re-construct K bathroom to have age appropriate height stalls and sinks to improve sanitary and safety conditions.

7. PS/IS 217 Cafeteria Renovations
 645 Main St, Roosevelt Island ($300,000)
Re-tiling cafeteria floors and fixing cracks.

Parks & Recreation

8. Lexington Houses NYCHA Playground Renovation
Lexington Ave. between E. 98th & 99th St ($500,000)
New play and safety equipment for a playground.

9. Ruppert Park New Children's Play Area
1741 2nd Ave  ($500,000)
 Expansion of the children's play area in Ruppert Park.

10. St. Catherine's Park Water Park
 1245 1st Ave ($460,000)
Replace the existing fountains with new plumbing, interactive spray heads and sports coating for kids to play in water.

Public Safety 

11. NYPD Security Cameras for East 86th Street Subways
East 86th Street Subways ($141,000)
East 86th Street Subway stop entroances and surrounding area would have added security of NYPD cameras.

☐ 12. NYPD Security Cameras for East River Esplanade
East River Esplanade ($160,000)
Connect Rockefeller University & Hospital for Special Surgery security cameras facing Esplanade to NYPD security system. 

☐ 13.  NYPD Security Cameras at Sutton Place Parks
Sutton Place at 54, 55, 56, 57 58th St ($247,000) 
Cameras will cover the parks to make the space more secure and to reduce crime and address quality of life concerns

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