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District 2

Carlina Rivera

East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill

It’s now vote week! Vote online or in person between March 25 and April 2!

Where to vote:


Merchant’s House Museum, 29 E 4th Street

Saturday, March 25 and March 26, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April 2, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

District Office of Council Member Carlina Rivera, 254 E 4th Street

Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Epiphany Library, 228 E 23rd Street

Monday, March 27 to Saturday, April 1, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ottendorf Library, 135 2nd Avenue

Monday, March 27 to Thursday, March 30 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Avenue

Saturday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 27 to April 1, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tompkins Square Library, 331 E 10th Street

Monday, March 27 to Saturday April 1, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 E Houston Street

Tuesday, March 28 to Thursday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are interested in learning more, please email or call our office at 212-677-1077.

Projects on the Ballot:

Project Title Location Cost Description
Union Square Park Fences and Landscape Union Square Park $200,000 Union Square Park Fences and Landscape Initial Funding
Community Garden Resiliency Upgrades Gardens btwn Ave A and Ave D $500,000 Permeable Pavers and water access in community gardens
Merchant’s House Museum 29 E 4th Street $200,000 Improvements at Historic Merchants House Museum
Peter’s Field Basketball Courts Reconstruction 2nd Ave and E 20th Street $500,000 Basketball Court Reconstruction at Peter’s Field Initial Funding
LIbrary Technology Upgrades 4 Libraries $235,000 Computers and Laptops for Kips Bay, Epiphany, Ottendorfer, and Tompkins Square Public Libraries
Library Upgrade – PS 64, Tompkins Square Middle School, The Earth School 600 E 6th Street $250,000 Renovation for the shared library for PS 64, Tompkins Square Middle School, and the Earth School
Girls Locker Room Upgrade – School of the Future 127 E 22nd Street $500,000 Renovation for the Girls Locker Room at School of the Future
Bathroom Renovation – East Side Community School, PS 15, PS 63 3 Schools $450,000 Bathroom Renovations at East Side Community School, P.S. 15, and P.S. 63
Meltzer Towers Safety Improvements 94 E 1st Street $450,000 Security Cameras and Safety Improvements in Senior Housing
Riis Houses Pathway Lighting Ave D and 10th Street $500,000 Upgraded LED Lighting for Pathways in Jacob Riis Houses
LES II Basket Ball Court Upgrades 750 E 6th Street $250,000 Renovation of Baksetball Courts at Lower East Side II Houses

What is participatory budgeting? 

Participatory budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend $1 million on capital projects. Qualifying projects must cost at least $50,000 and have a lifespan of at least 5 years. Funds for this program can be used for physical improvements that benefit the public.

PB funds physical infrastructure projects like improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, streets and more. We encourage interested community members to submit project ideas here:

How does participatory budgeting work?

District residents design and submit project ideas. Then, volunteers join delegate committees to develop those suggestions into project proposals, and work with city agencies to estimate project costs. The projects with the most votes are included in next year’s city budget, to be built or implemented over the next few years. 

To learn about the NYC Civic Engagement Commission’s PB process, click here.