Saturday, May 6, 2017


The winning Participatory Budgeting projects for 2017 were announced today for Councilmember Brad Lander's district.

Winning Capital Projects

  • CHiPS Mobile Showers for Homeless Neighbors 
    • Description: The CHiPS soup kitchen will purchase a two-stall shower trailer that provides our neediest neighbors with access to hygiene. 
    • Location: In front of CHiPS building, 200 4th Avenue
  • Bring Water to Thomas Cuite Park ("Froggy Park") 
    • Description: Restore service to only water fountain in playground loved by locals & used heavily by 500 preschoolers from PS K280. 
    • Location: 11th Ave & 19th Street, Windsor Terrace
  • More Street Trees Throughout the District 
    • Description: Add 35 trees with guards to provide shade and beautify the neighborhoods, especially where few or no trees exist. 
    • Location: Streets in Kensington, Gowanus, Borough Park
  • Realtime Bus Arrival Info near Subway Stops 
    • Description: Install countdown clocks at bus stops near subway exits, to enable informed decisions on transportation choices. 
    • Location: Near F, G, R stops
  • Fab Lab for MS 442 Project-Based STEM Learning 
    • Description: Wiring upgrade to support innovative FabLab with 3D printer, laser cutter, and other equipment to develop tech savvy kids 
    • Location: MS 442, 500 19th Street, Windsor Terrace
  • A/C for Sweltering PS230 Cafeteria 
    • Description: Large school seeks to make 3,400 sq-ft cafeteria bearable to enable year-round use as educational and community space.
    • Location: PS 230, 1 Albemarle Road, Kensington
  • Repavement of PS 130 Schoolyard 
    • Description: Yard in dire need of new pavement/drainage. Floods and ice are big safety issues. The yard is school's only gym space.
    • Location: PS 130, Lower School, 70 Ocean Pkwy, Kensington

 Winning Expense Projects

  • Tech for Immigrant Families & After-School Programs 
    • Description: Help 100s of women, children, & immigrant families thrive! Upgrade the tech at local service org Imani house.
    • Location: Imani House, 76A 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
  • Creative Engagement for Alzheimer's Patients & Training for Caregivers 
    • Description: Weekly visits from local artists to enrich the lives of elders with Alzheimer's & train caregivers.
    • Location: Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY
  • Empower Immigrant Works by Supporting Local Cooperative 
    • Description: Start-up support for co-op owned & operated by immigrant women dedicated to providing quality jobs & care.
    • Location: Hopewell Care Worker Cooperative Serving Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, & Gowanus
  • Talking about Race and Equity in District 15 School 
    • Description: 4 workshops led by Border Crossers will train educators and parents in strategies for addressing race and promoting equity.
    • Location: MS488/PS146, 610 Henry Street, Carroll Gardens
  • #GOBK Bystander Intervention Trainings 
    • Description: These trainings by the Center for Anti-Violence Education will teach community members how to respond to increased harassment and hate crimes.
    • Location: #GOBK meetings

More details are available on Councilmember Lander's website.