District 31

Donovan J. Richards

Arverne, Brookville, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens

Winning Projects:

EducationFunded
Sound and Projection System

The students and members of the community will be able to have shows and workshops in the auditorium, which will have new lighting, curtains, sound system and projector.

143-10 Springfield Boulevard, Springfield Education Complex

$525,000

Votes: 1,614

YouthFunded
Music Studio

I.S. 231 has a high population of low income families and students, which means they need added inspiration and motivation. Adding a music studio to their school will boost morale.

145-00 Springfield Gardens, Springfield Gardens

$300,000

Votes: 1,031

Parks and RecreationFunded
Installation of Reading and Chess Area

Brookville Park and Springfield Gardens Park are requesting reading gardens to facilitate the opportunities for visitors and residents of the local communities to sit, read and enjoy rounds of chess.

Springfield Gardens- Brookville, Springfield Gardens

$400,000

Votes: 945


The following projects were not funded:

Youth
P.S. 251 Science lab Upgrade

The current laboratory is outdated, which prevents the students from learning modern research methods. They will be exposed to up-to-date research technology that can be used for research projects.

144-51 Arthur Street, Springfield Gardens

$400,000

Votes: 896

Parks and Recreation
Park Entrance Signage

Brookville Park and Springfield Gardens Park need a more effective signage system to provide effective information and directions for people to find their way through the parks.

Both Parks- Brookville, Springfield Gardens

$350,000

Votes: 674

Parks and Recreation
Brookville Park Basketball Court

Brookville Park needs basketball court amenities to be updated for the safety and recreation of the local residents and athletic clubs that utilize the facilities.

Brookville Road, Brookville

$450,000

Votes: 867

Public Safety
Francis Lewis Boulevard Greenway Median

The median will help to decrease speeding and drag racing of motorcycles and cars. It would also add to the beautification of the neighborhood as additional green space.

130th Avenue and 121st Avenue, Springfield Gardens

$315,000

Votes: 689