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District 5

Ben Kallos

Upper East Side's Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio in East Harlem

Winning Projects:

Rooftop Recreation for P.S. 151

Create a necessary outdoor play space on the roof with the opportunity to add a greenhouse and Edible School Yard for P.S. 151.

421 East 88th Street (Upper East Side)


Votes: 754

Green Roof for P.S./I.S. 217

Build a green roof for environmental education at P.S./I.S. 217.

645 Main Street (Roosevelt Island)


Votes: 845

The following projects were not funded:

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Cool Reading

Upgrade the cooling system for the New York Public Library Webster branch.

1465 York Avenue  (Upper East Side)


Votes: 481

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Bright Minds

Replace and improve the exterior lighting on the New York Public Library East 67th Street branch.

328 East 67th Street (Upper East Side)


Votes: 238

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Study of Sight and Sound

Audio/Visual equipment with an audio induction loop for the New York Public Library Roosevelt Island branch.

504 Main Street (Roosevelt Island)


Votes: 741

School Stage for Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Upgrade the stage, seating, floor, lighting, audio equipment and an audio loop for the hard for hearing, to enable more performance uses and an orchestra at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

411 East 76th Street (Upper East Side)


Votes: 472

School’s Cool for P.S. 198/P.S. 77

Air conditioning renovation for building-wide cooling in hot summer months at P.S.198/P.S. 77.

1700 Third Avenue (Upper East Side)


Votes: 349

STEM Education for High School

Laptop carts to provide Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) for Title I High Schools serving low-income students at Vanguard and Life Sciences.

317 East 67th Street and 320 East 96th Street (Upper East side and El Barrio)


Votes: 396

Community Garden for Lexington Houses

New planters and gates so that residents can grow plants in a community garden with additional plantings throughout the grounds.

East 98th Street to East 99th Street and Park Avenue to Third Avenue (El Barrio)


Votes: 283

Security Cameras for Holmes Towers

Add new security cameras for increased safety for residents of Holmes Towers.

East 93rd Street and First Avenue (Upper East Side)


Votes: 484

Security Cameras for Lexington Houses

Add new security cameras for increased safety for residents of Lexington Houses.

East 98th Street to East 99th Street and Park Avenue to Third Avenue (El Barrio)


Votes: 302

Parks & Recreation
Full Court Press

Renovate basketball courts at John Jay Park including new backboards, hoops and sports coating.

East 76th Street to East 78th Street and FDR Drive (Upper East Side)


Votes: 239

Parks & Recreation
Irrigate the Esplanade

Irrigation for the East River Esplanade to allow for increased access to water for trees and vegetation along walkway.

East River Esplanade (District Wide)


Votes: 336

Parks & Recreation
Esplanade Greenway

Create and improve the tree beds along the East River Esplanade and complete construction of unfinished sites.

East River Esplanade (District Wide)


Votes: 471

Parks & Recreation
Fun Fountain at St. Catherine’s Park

Replace the fountain and spray shower with new plumbing, interactive spray heads and sports-coating for children to play on at St. Catherine’s Park.

East 67th Street to East 68th Street and First Avenue (Upper East Side)


Votes: 215

Bus Bulbs on East 86th Street

Bus bulbs with streetscape improvements to support pedestrian safety and off-board payment on East 86th Street and Lexington and Third Avenues.

East 86th Street at 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue (Upper East Side)


Votes: 357