District 11

Andrew Cohen

Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Norwood, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, Woodlawn

Winning Projects:

EducationFunded
P.S. 8 Auditorium Renovation

Replace outdated seating in auditorium, which is almost 60 years old. Performances and community meetings are held in the auditorium throughout the year.

3010 Briggs Avenue (Bedford Park)

$450,000

Votes: 366

EducationFunded
M.S./H.S. 141 Auditorium Renovation

Upgrade 55 year old auditorium used by 1,400 students and several other community organizations. Installation of new stage drapes and replacements of wooden seats in disrepair.

660 West 237th Street (Riverdale)

$375,000

Votes: 659

EducationFunded
P.S. 24 Technology Expansion

Purchase of two computer carts consisting of 36 laptop units each. Computer technology is necessary to address current curriculum and prepare students for future subject matter and college readiness.

600 West 236th Street (Riverdale)

$70,000

Votes: 501

EducationFunded
Spuyen Duyvil Playground Renovation

Reconstruct existing wading pool as an accessible spray shower and install new pavement, fencing, seating, planting and utilities.

Douglas Avenue and West 235th Street (Riverdale)

$400,000

Votes: 412

TransitFunded
Bus Countdown Clocks

Commuters wait for long lengths of time without knowing when the next bus will arrive. Bus countdown clocks will alert riders as to how many stops away the next bus is.

Bx1, Bx10, Bx16, Bx26, Bx34 (Throughout District 11)

$120,000

Votes: 591

& CommunityArtsCultureFunded
Van Cortlandt Library Roof Replacement

The current roof is outdated and causes leaks in the library. A new roof will prevent additional water damage to the facility.

3874 Sedgwick Avenue (Van Cortlandt Village)

$300,000

Votes: 404

& CommunityArtsCultureFunded
Mosholu Library Window Replacement

New windows and frames for the library will help insulate the facility during the summer and winter months and protect from potential water damage.

285 East 205th Street (Norwood)

$300,000

Votes: 389


The following projects were not funded:

Education
P.S. 7 Cafeteria Upgrade

Install a roof air conditioning unit to cafeteria. There is only one wall of outside windows which does not allow for cross ventilation and is not usable when temperature is above 80 degrees.

3201 Kingsbridge Avenue (Kingsbridge)

$200,000

Votes: 404

Parks & Recreation
Wakefield Playground Renovation

Reconstruct park with new spray shower, play equipment, swings, seating, fencing and planting. The current playground is outdated and cannot be enjoyed by the community.

Matilda Avenue and East 239th Street (Wakefield)

$400,000

Votes: 290

& CommunityArtsCulture
New HVAC at Spuyten Duyvil Library

The current HVAC system is outdated and the library serves as a cooling center during the summer months. The new system would include a roof unit, compressor, air handling units and ejector pumps.

650 West 235th Street (Riverdale)

$550,000

Votes: 364

& CommunityArtsCulture
Replace HVAC Unit at Riverdale Library

The current HVAC system is outdated and the library serves as a cooling center during the summer months. The new system would include a roof unit, compressor, air handling units and ejector pumps.

5540 Mosholu Avenue (Riverdale)

$550,000

Votes: 283