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District 22

Costa Constantinides

Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside

Winning Projects:

Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI)

RTPI uses real-time GPS data to inform commuters when the next bus will arrive (locations chosen by DOT w/ public input)

District Wide


Water Bottle Refilling Stations

Replace existing drinking fountains with those that include rapid bottle filler stations in elementary schools

P.S. 2, 17, 84, 85, 122, 151, 171, and 234


Classroom Electrical Upgrades

Electrical upgrades in 11 classrooms on the 3rd floor to support window air conditioners

P.S. 70, 30-45 42nd Street


Update High Speed WiFi

Upgrading wireless internet connectivity for laptop computers at The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS)

TYWLS, 23-15 Newtown Avenue


Arts Culture and Community FacilitiesFunded
Library Revitalization Supplement

To aid in the the ongoing renovation project, outfitting of additional materials, furniture, fixtures and/or equipment

Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard


The following projects were not funded:

Parks and Recreation
Seating and Garden Installation

Installation of benches, gardens and renewal of paved park space

Sitting Area, 21st Street & Hoyt Avenue North


Parks and Recreation
New Picnic Grove

Installation of a new picnic area that includes picnic tables, garbage, signage and greenery

Ralph DeMarco Park


Parks and Recreation
Resurfacing Handball Court Walls – Hoyt

Repairing all cracks in the wall and re-painting as needed for the handball courts

Hoyt Playground


Parks and Recreation
Resurfacing Handball Court Walls – Woodtree

Repairing all cracks in the wall and re-painting as needed for the handball courts

Woodtree Playground


ADA Entrance Ramp and Low Energy Door

Constructing an accessible ramp and a low energy door at the front entrance of Astoria Houses Building

16 3-06 Astoria Boulevard


Garden and Ground Beautification

Outdoor furniture, additional plant beds and new irrigation system behind the Astoria Houses Community Center

4-05 Astoria Boulevard


Replace Auditorium Speaker System

Installing new speakers & electrical upgrades as needed for the school auditorium

P.S. 122, 21-21 Ditmars Boulevard


Arts Culture and Community Facilities
Upgrade HVAC System

Replace the current heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system

Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard