District 22

Costa Constantinides

Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside

Winning Projects:

Parks & RecreationFunded
Picnic/Gaming Tables Installation in Astoria Park

Votes: 704 | Cost: $250,000

Astoria Park
Place permanent gaming/picnic tables in Astoria Park at locations to be determined by the community.

Parks & RecreationFunded
Water Fountain Project in Astoria Park

Votes: 709 | Cost: $500,000

Astoria Park
Repair or install new water fountains in Astoria Park.

TransitFunded
Real Time Bus Countdown Clocks

Votes: 682 | Cost: $480,000

Multiple Locations
Install 24 countdown clocks ($20,000 each) on the following bus lines: M60, Q18, Q19, Q33, Q47, Q69, Q101, Q102, Q103, and Q104 (if project wins, locations TBD by members of the community)


The following projects were not funded:

Arts, Culture & Community
Basement Program Room Upgrade at Astoria Library

Votes: 269 | Cost: $50,000

14-01 Astoria Blvd. Astoria
The current program room in Astoria Library is suffering from structural issues (like water damage) which need repair.

Arts, Culture & Community
Children’s Room Shelves Upgrade at Astoria Library

Votes: 399 | Cost: $35,000

14-01 Astoria Blvd. Astoria
Install new shelving units to Astoria Library for children’s books.

Arts, Culture & Community
Cyber Center Upgrade at Astoria Library

Votes: 554 | Cost: $500,000

14-01 Astoria Blvd. Astoria
Upgrade Astoria Library’s cyber center for fast and effective internet access anywhere in the library.

Education
Auditorium Upgrade at Long Island City H.S.

Votes: 297 | Cost: $490,000

14-30 Broadway, Long Island City
A comprehensive upgrade to the Long Island City High School auditorium including new seats, stage lighting, stage curtains, and audiovisual equipment

Education
Bathroom Upgrade at P.S. 122

Votes: 444 | Cost: $455,000

21-21 Ditmars Blvd. Astoria
Update student bathrooms at P.S. 122.

Education
Bathroom Upgrades at Long Island City H.S.

Votes: 468 | Cost: $400,000

14-30 Broadway, Long Island City
Provide necessary upgrades to the bathrooms at Long Island City High School

Education
Cafeteria Noise Pollution Mitigation at P.S. 122

Votes: 322 | Cost: $250,000

21-21 Ditmars Blvd. Astoria
Installing soundproofing and other updates to mitigate noise pollution in the cafeteria, which is also used for afterschool activities and special events. This will lessen health risks for children.

Education
Junior High School Technology Upgrades

Votes: 392 | Cost: $175,000

District- wide (See Description)
New technology equipment at all of the junior high schools (IS 141, IS 235, IS 10, IS 126, and Young Women’s Leadership Academy) in the district including new computers, printers, or laptops

Education
New Computer Lab at I.S. 141

Votes: 506 | Cost: $80,000

IS 141, 37-11 21st Ave., Astoria
Build a new computer lab in an unused classroom

Education
New SMART Boards at Long Island City H.S.

Votes: 376 | Cost: $150,000

14-30 Broadway, Long Island City
Provide Long Island City High School with 25 new SMART Boards for teachers to use during instruction inside classrooms

Education
Playground Upgrade at P.S. 171

Votes: 256 | Cost: $400,000

14-14 29th Ave. Astoria
Update play equipment at P.S. 171.

Education
Playground Upgrade at P.S. 2

Votes: 222 | Cost: $400,000

75-10 21st Ave. E. Elmhurst
Update play equipment at P.S. 2.

Housing
Upgrade Lights at Astoria Houses Basketball Court

Votes: 413 | Cost: $500,000

4-20 Astoria Blvd. Astoria
The lighting at the basketball court is very poor and in need of an upgrade.

Parks & Recreation
Fitness Upgrade at Bulova Park

Votes: 104 | Cost: $250,000

25th Ave. & 76th St. East Elmhurst
Upgrade the fitness equipment, which will enhance the public health benefits of the neighborhood.

Parks & Recreation
Fitness Upgrade at Whitey Ford Field

Votes: 200 | Cost: $300,000

26th Ave. & 2nd St. Astoria
Upgrade the fitness equipment, which will enhance the public health benefits of the neighborhood.

Parks & Recreation
Handball Courts at Bulova Park

Votes: 102 | Cost: $150,000

25th Ave. & 76th St. East Elmhurst
Repair the handball courts in Bulova Park.

Parks & Recreation
Improvements at Astoria Park Senior Pool

Votes: 543 | Cost: $300,000

Astoria Park
Install new safety equipment, including new ladders and railings, in the senior pool area in Astoria Park.