Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Money will be spent on projects in Kensington and Windsor Terrace if enough people vote for them.

City Councilmember Brad Lander has allocated $1.5 million from his discretionary fund to finance the projects that the most people in his district vote for. You can vote for up to five of the thirteen projects.

Voting is open to residents who are age fourteen or older. You don't need to be a registered voter to vote in participatory budgeting. When you go to vote, bring with you an ID, a utility bill, or another document that shows your address.

If you have any questions about Participatory Budgeting, call Councilmember Lander’s office at (718) 499-1090.

The possible projects for Kensington and Windsor Terrace are:

P.S. 179 Auditorium Renovation
P.S. 179 is a title 1 school with 1,000 students; 45% of them are English Language Learners. The renovation would make a decrepit auditorium functional with a wireless sound system, new curtains, and a refurbished stage.

Location: 202 Avenue C, between E. 2nd and E 3rd streets, Kensington
Cost: $230,000

Windsor Terrace Stormwater Greenstreet
Inclusion of a greenstreet enhancement to a pedestrian refuge to capture stormwater, calm traffic, provide stewardship partnership opportunities (like with nearby P.S. 154), and beautify the area.

Location: Prospect Park SW and 16th Street, Windsor Terrace
Cost: $80,000

Water Service for Thomas Cuite Park
Restore water service to the water fountain in Thomas Cuite Park by excavating the street and replacing broken pipes. This local park has a playground and grassy area, located near the Prospect Expressway.

Location: 11th Avenue and 19th Street, Windsor Terrace
Cost: $350,000

Vote at the Windsor Terrace Library (160 E. 5th Street at Fort Hamilton Parkway) on Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or at the P.S. 230 Upper School (1 Albemarle Road at McDonald Avenue) on Sunday, April 19th, also from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.