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District 39

Brad Lander

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington

Winning Projects:

Arts, Culture & CommunityFunded
“Mobile Studios” for Artists and Orgs in Gowanus

Votes: 1122 | Cost: $150,000

Parks, Plazas, and Street-ends in Gowanus
Three “mobile studios” – small, mobile workplaces – for artists and community organizations that will enliven underused areas and engage the public on local issues like displacement and resiliency.

Arts, Culture & CommunityFunded
Create Teen Space at Carroll Gardens Library

Votes: 1321 | Cost: $350,000

396 Clinton St, between Union and Sackett Sts
Revamp the library’s mezzanine-level to create more space and add comfortable furniture, outlets, and new lighting – to create an inviting space for teens to use after-school and on weekends

Retrofit 75 Auditorium Lights for Safety

Votes: 1024 | Cost: $200,000

PS 282, 180 6th Avenue, Park Slope
School and after-school groups use auditorium daily. Current lights cast shadows, making steep floor unsafe, and use expensive short-life bulbs. New LED retrofit will fix safety and cost issues.

West Brooklyn Community HS Portable Laptop Lab

Votes: 1275 | Cost: $105,000

1053 41st Street, Borough Park
Three mobile carts with 25 laptops each will travel among classrooms to support instruction and foster IT skills. West Brooklyn Community HS is a transfer high school offering a second chance to high-needs students.

Parks & RecreationFunded
Brand New Dog Run: Areas for Big and Small Dogs

Votes: 796 | Cost: $135,000 (Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is allocating $100,000)

Parade Grounds (at unused southwest corner)
Many Kensington and Windsor Terrace dog owners do not have access to fenced-in space where their pups can exercise and socialize. Project is shared with Council Member Eugene & Borough President Adams

Parks & RecreationFunded
New “Lake Mess Monster” an Aquatic Weed Harvester

Votes: 1692 | Cost: $140,000

Prospect Park Lake
Prospect Park needs a new aquatic weed harvester (aka “Lake Mess Monster”) to remove scum from the lake. Without it, the scum will sink and proceed to rot, causing the water to become toxic.

Parks & RecreationFunded
Year-Round, Freeze-Resistant Drinking Fountains

Votes: 1541 | Cost: $175,000

Prospect Park, 5 Locations along the Drive
The water fountains in Prospect Park are not available to use during the winter months. This upgrade would make 5 fountains along the Prospect Park Drive freeze-resistant and available year-round.

Curb Extension & Safer Crossing- Carroll Park

Votes: 1115 | Cost: $150,000

Intersection of Carroll and Court Streets
The installation of a curb extension at this very busy intersection would shorten the crossing distance and promote pedestrian safety for families and residents using Carroll Park.

Bus Clocks on B67/B69: Know When Bus Arrives!

Votes: 1533 | Cost: $240,000

McDonald, 7th and Flatbush Avenues
Install bus countdown clocks that display real-time information about bus location at 12 B67/B69 stops. This will help mass transit users estimate wait times and make better travel decisions.

The following projects were not funded:

Arts, Culture & Community
Beautify Outdoor Space at Borough Park Library

Votes: 502 | Cost: $350,000

1265 43rd St, near 13th Ave
Renovation of the library’s outdoor area to include new plantings, new furnishings, and new pavement – to provide a much needed green space. Similar to new entrance at Midwood Library.

PS 124 Dye Garden/Makerspace STEAM Enrichments

Votes: 755 | Cost: $125,000

PS 124, 14th St & 4th Ave, Park Slope
Create Dye Flower Garden and Makerspace for hands-on instruction in STEAM subjects. Dyes will be used in art & social studies projects; Makerspace will teach coding, modeling, 3D fabrication.

Pedestrian Safety: Curb Ext. on Columbia St.

Votes: 924 | Cost: $150,000

Intersection of Union and Columbia Streets
The installation of a curb extension at this very busy intersection would shorten the street crossing distance and increase pedestrian safety in this growing neighborhood.

Replace Cross-Hatch with Concrete on PPSW

Votes: 868 | Cost: $500,000

Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street
Construct sidewalk on the southwest corner at Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street, where there is only a painted cross-hatch, to improve pedestrian access to Prospect Park and nearby bus stops.