Saturday, April 5, 2014


Vote today and tomorrow for the projects that you, the residents of New York City Council District 39, want to spend $1,000,000 on.

The million dollars is part of the money that the city allocated to Councilmember Brad Lander's budget for fiscal year July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

Residents of Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and the other neighborhoods in District 39 will choose from thirteen proposed projects. Choose one, two, three, four, or five projects but not more than five.

Voting is open to people who are age sixteen or older who can show proof that they live in District 39. You don't have to be a U.S. citizen. You don't have to be registered to vote in federal, state, or city elections. Ballots are printed in multiple languages.

Vote today (Saturday, April 5th) from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the P.S. 230 Lower School, 425 McDonald Avenue, between Church Avenue and Albemarle Road, next to the post office.

Or vote tomorrow (Sunday, April 6th) at the Windsor Terrace Y, 1224 Prospect Avenue, at the corner of Vanderbilt Street.

Or vote in any of the voting locations listed in the poster above, if you live in District 39 and that location is more convenient for you.

Four projects directly impact both Kensington and Windsor Terrace:
1. Pedestrian Safety on McDonald Ave
Expanded sidewalks will shorten crossing distances, reduce speeding, and improve safety for pedestrians - $300,000

The safety improvements are proposed for McDonald Avenue at Caton Avenue and for McDonald Avenue at Fort Hamilton Parkway.

2. Electronic “Bus Location” Signs at B67/69 Stops
Install 12 electronic signs at busy stops that tell riders the location and arrival time of their bus - $240,000
Electronic "Real Time Passenger Information" signs are comparable to the "Count-down Clocks" in the subway system. They'll be installed at twelve stops on McDonald Avenue and 7th Avenue in Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope.
3. Laptops at PS 130, 230 & 321
Enable tech access across diverse communities: laptop carts for 3rd to 5th grade students at PS 130, 321 & PS 230's ELL (English Language Learner) adult program - $195,000

P.S. 130 is at 70 Ocean Parkway, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue. P.S. 230 is at 1 Albemarle Road, between McDonald Avenue and Dahill Road.

4. Raising the (Green) Roof @Windsor Terrace Library
The green roof will reduce energy use, limit stormwater run-off, improve air quality, add wildlife habitat & beautify - $250,000

The Windsor Terrace Library is at 160 E. 5th Street, at the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway.

One project directly impacts Windsor Terrace:
Captures clean solar energy to meet hot water needs of firefighters and make firehouse [Engine Company 240 on Prospect Avenue] more resilient to extreme weather - $140,000

The firehouse has been in service since 1896. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the firehouse as a landmark on February 12, 2013. It's at 1307-1309 Prospect Avenue, near Greenwood Avenue.