1M Reasons to Cast Your Participatory Budgeting Vote
As part of the City of New York’s first-ever Participatory Budgeting process, our 3rd Council District has been given $1 million from the capital budget to spend as we see fit. All District 3 residents, age 14 or older, are eligible to vote.
#1 Cooling System for Muhlenberg Library ($500,000)
Funding would replace the building’s HVAC cooling unit (the library serves as an official NYC Cooling Center)
#2 Renovations for Jefferson Market Library ($500,000)
Funding would go towards renovating the lobby bathroom to make it ADA-compliant.
#3 O. Henry Learning Campus Renovations ($290,000)
Hudson Guild, Lab High School, Lab Middle School and Museum School will benefit from new gym bleachers, gym scoreboard and locker room bathroom renovations.
#4 Bathroom Renovations at Lab School ($560,000)
Project would renovate two student bathrooms on each floor and bathrooms adjacent to the cafeteria.
#5 Bathroom Renovations for PS3 ($100,000)
Renovation of existing bathroom facilities to promote a more sanitary environment for students, faculty and school visitors.
#6 PS3 Library Renovations ($35,000)
With the technological advances of the last decade, modernizing the library is important in meeting the educational needs of today’s students.
#7 Public Address System Upgrade ($500,000)
PA system repair and upgrades to support the needs of three separate schools in the building, as well as building-wide announcements.
#8 New Park for the Community ($200,000)
Transform the vacant lot on W. 20th St. into a public park for the community. Project would go towards demolishing the former Department of Sanitation building and environmental cleanup.
#9 Revitalization of Chelsea Waterside Park ($85,000)
The project would bring residents into this underused park by creating an interactive garden for local children, focusing on ethnobotany and native plants.
#10 Downing Playground & Fountain Upgrades ($200,000)
Playground upgrades with new play equipment for children, as well as a safer, more child-friendly drinking fountain to replace the aging concrete structure that is currently falling apart.
#11 Community Composting Center ($35,000)
A year-round solar-powered, forced air composting system for residents of Hell’s Kitchen would have the capacity for at least two compost drop-off days per week.
#12 New Soccer Turf Field at Fulton Houses ($500,000)
New soccer turf, including physical safety and ball-strike safety fence or netting for neighboring window safety, marked field and durable permanent mini-goals.
#13 Resurfacing Sprinklers at Fulton Houses ($345,000)
The toddler sprinkler area is used extensively but needs to be excavated and resurfaced with the right materials so children can continue to enjoy it and play safely.
#14 Upgrading Fulton Houses Basketball Court ($425,000)
This project will offer all residents access to a modern basketball court. Court requires pavement to be leveled, drainage correction, proper landscaping and court markings.
#15 Pedestrian Safety: Raised Crosswalks ($250,000)
Help prevent further crashes, deaths and injuries for pedestrians by installing a speed table at the notoriously dangerous crosswalk at W. 45th St. & 9th Ave.
#16 Bus Time Clocks for the M11 & M12 ($200,000)
Installation of clocks that will provide waiting passengers with time information and bus arrival times (along M11 & M12 routes).
#17 Sidewalk Repair/Replacement ($50,000)
The sidewalk on W. 26th St. (btw. 9th & 10th Aves.) is in desperate need of repair. It has become difficult to walk, push carriages and wheelchairs on the sidewalk.
Voting takes place April 11 – 19. Text “VOTE” to 212-676-8384 for your closest poll site. Text “PBNYC” to that same number, for the location of pop-up voting sites.
Councilmember Johnson’s District Office
224 W. 30th St., Suite 1206
April 13-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tony Dapolito Recreation Center
1 Clarkson St.
April 11, 12, 18, 19 | 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
The Fulton Houses Tenants Association Office
419A W. 17th St.
April 11, 12, 18 and 19 | 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
413 W.46th St.
April 11, 12, 18, 19 | 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Hudson Guild (Dan Carpenter Room, 2nd Fl.)
441 W. 26th St.
April 12 & 19 | 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
The LGBT Community Center
208 W. 13th St.
April 18 & 19, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.