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District 22

Costa Constantinides

Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside

Winning Projects:

TransitFunded
Bus Countdown Clocks

Clocks will provide real-time travel info making MTA bus transit more efficient. Each clock costs $25,000.

Location TBD in the District

$250,000

Votes: 1,206

Parks & RecreationFunded
New Tree Plantings

Plant new trees and install guards along District 22 streets. Final locations to be determined by the Parks Department.

District Wide

$36,000

Votes: 1,471

EducationFunded
STEM Lab at The Young Women’s Leadership School

Update the current STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Lab ot include more laptops and 3D printers.

23-15 Newtown Avenue

$60,000

Votes: 1,036

ArtsCulture & CommunityFunded
Technology Upgrades for District 22 Libraries

Most of the computer technology is out of date. An update would be very helpful for library staff and patrons.

14-01 Astoria Boulevard and 21-45 31st Street

$125,000

Votes: 1,044

ArtsCulture & CommunityFunded
Solar Panels for Queens Library at Steinway

Aside from the positive impact on the environment, photo-voltaic (PV) solar panels lower electricity costs by up to 60%.

21-45 31st Street

$300,000

Votes: 1,037

ArtsCulture & CommunityFunded
Accessible Entrance for Queens Library at Astoria

Add automatic sliding doors, fix driveway and, if needed, remove steps to benefit seniors and people with disabilities.

14-01 Astoria Boulevard

$250,000

Votes: 1,140


The following projects were not funded:

Transit
Roadway Repair and Resurfacing

Additional funding to DOT’s roadway resurfacing program; $250,000 would cover up to 1 mile of a one way street.

Community Board 1

$250,000

Votes: 833

Transit
WALKNYC Wayfinding Pedestrian and Mass Transit Maps

Neighborhood maps showing nearest public transit routes and points of interest. Up to 4 maps will be funded.

31st Street and Hoyt Avenue

$100,000

Votes: 491

Parks & Recreation
Fitness Equipment Upgrade at Whitey Ford Field

Currently in disrepair, renovating these structures will lead to increased public health benefits for the neighborhood.

26th Avenue and 2nd Street

$300,000

Votes: 545

Parks & Recreation
Basketball Court Renovation at Ditmars Park

Resurfacing and repainting of the basketball court, which will encourage physical activity for people of all ages.

Steinway Street and Ditmars Boulevard

$360,000

Votes: 543

Housing
New Closed-Circuit TV Security Cameras

Installing new cameras, specifically in stairwells and near basketball courts, for added safety and security.

Astoria Houses

$500,000

Votes: 879

Housing
Parking Lot Lighting Installation

Currently, the parking lots are very poorly lit. Installation of new lighting will increase visibility and safety.

Astoria Houses

$500,000

Votes: 897

Education
Student Bathrooms Upgrades at P.S. 122

Much-needed updates to a number of restrooms as student performance directly relates to well maintained facilities.

21-21 Ditmars Boulevard

$450,000

Votes: 871

Education
Student Bathroom Upgrades at Long Island City H.S.

Much-needed updates to a number of restrooms as student performance directly relates to well maintained facilities.

14-30 Broadway

$150,000

Votes: 672

Education
Gym Updates at Long Island City High School

Renovating the basketball hoops and bleachers, which give the students greater access to fitness activities.

14-30 Broadway

$250,000

Votes: 475

Education
New Research Center at Q300/P.S. 17

Create a research center to serve both P.S. 17 and Q300. This will include computers, printers and other new technology.

28-37 29th Street

$400,000

Votes: 868

Education
Electrical and Air Conditioning (A/C) Upgrades

Add A/C in the P.S. 17 cafeteria/gym, upgrade P.S. 2 electricity for window unit A/C and fix P.S. 84 electrical outlets.

28-37 29th Street, 75-10 21st Avenue, 22-45 41st Street

$400,000

Votes: 705

Education
New Library at The Young Women’s Leadership School

Convert a room that’s currently used for storage into a library to enhance the learning experience for TWYLS students.

23-15 Newtown Avenue

$400,000

Votes: 953

Education
Noise Pollution Mitigation for P.S. 122 Cafeteria

Soundproofing the cafeteria, which is also used for activities and events, will lessen students’ health risks.

21-21 Ditmars Boulevard

$150,000

Votes: 640