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District 38

Carlos Menchaca

Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and portions of Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, and Boro Park

Winning Projects:

EducationFunded
Auditorium Upgrade for M.S. 88 and M.S.136

Votes: 2527 | Cost: $375,000

M.S.88, Sunset Park Prep, I.S.136
These auditoriums are multi-purpose, handicapped-accessible community spaces. The spaces are currently outdated and need upgrades to better serve each school’s internal and local community members.

EducationFunded
Library Update

Votes: 3168 | Cost: $450,000

M.S. 88 and Sunset Park High School
The project would involve the renovation of Middle School 88 and Sunset Park High School’s library media center, currently equipped with highly outdated and non-functioning technology.

EducationFunded
South Brooklyn Community H.S.& P.S.169 Upgrades

Votes: 2546 | Cost: $380,000

173 Conover St & 4305 7th Avenue
There are no lockers, and thus students are required to carry their belongings, books, etc., throughout the day at SBHS. P.S.169 needs renovations of bathrooms that are in a state of disrepair.

Parks & RecreationFunded
Sunset Park Renovation

Votes: 3494 | Cost: $500,000 (Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is allocating $100,000)

Sunset Park
Repaving, installation of 20 new benches, replacement of existing dilapidated chain-link fences, and adding in picnic tables.

TransitFunded
Electronic “Locator” Sign Throughout the District

Votes: 2828 | Cost: $600,000

District-Wide
Install electronic bus signs along the B70, B63, B35, B11, B9, B57 & B61 bus routes. The signs will be posted at busy bus stops. The signs will tell riders the location and arrival time of their bus.


The following projects were not funded:

Education
Air Conditioning Wiring for P.S. 1 and M.S. 88

Votes: 2241 | Cost: $120,000

309 47th Street and 544 7th Avenue
This project will serve P.S. 1 in Sunset Park and M.S. 88 in Windsor Terrace for the installation of wiring that will support air conditioning units throughout the schools.

Education
Science Upgrade for MS.821 & IS.136

Votes: 2365 | Cost: $1,000,000

M.S. 821 / I.S. 136 – 4004 4th Avenue
The labs in both schools rooms are outdated, thus not fully functional. Teachers are trying their best to work in the labs to effectively teach STEM topics. The upgrade will include 2 labs per school

Housing
Basketball Court at 31 Centre Mall

Votes: 1408 | Cost: $425,000

31 Centre Mall, Red Hook
Renovation to this basketball court will provide more recreational area for the Red Hook Community. It will include brand new basketball hoops and painted grounds.

Housing
Senior Center Yard Ground Beautifications

Votes: 1575 | Cost: $500,000

129 West 9th Street
Renovation of the yard behind the new senior center which will include: picnic tables, chess tables, benches, a garden, barbecue grills, tables for other board games, & a non-smoking and alcohol area.

Parks & Recreation
New Tree with Tree Guards

Votes: 1726 | Cost: $260,000

District-Wide
Beautify blocks across the district by planting new trees with tree guards in front of homes, businesses & parks.

Transit
Brooklyn Community Board 7

Votes: 1220 | Cost: $250,000

Brooklyn Community Board 7
The streets are starting to wear out after years of improper care, resulting in dangerous cracks and potholes that cause accidents. White lanes have not been repainted, thus heightening the potential for accidents (for motorists and pedestrians) and irresponsible driving.

Tranit
Community Board 12 Street Repair and Resurfacing

Votes: 1086 | Cost: $250,000

Brooklyn Community Board 12
The streets are starting to wear out after years of improper care, resulting in dangerous cracks and potholes that cause accidents. White lanes have not been repainted, thus heightening the potential for accidents (for motorists and pedestrians) and irresponsible driving.

Tranit
Community Board 6 Repair and Resurfacing

Votes: 1165 | Cost: $250,000

Community Board 6 in Brooklyn
The streets are starting to wear out after years of improper care, resulting in dangerous cracks and potholes that cause accidents. White lanes have not been repainted, thus heightening the potential for accidents (for motorists and pedestrians) and irresponsible driving.