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District 31

Donovan J. Richards

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

Winning Projects:

EducationFunded
P.S. 42 Engineering Computer Lab Upgrade

300 3D Licenses, 35 computer stations, 4 screens, 35 headsets, sound stage, green screen and lights, 6 Motion Capture Suites and 6 video recorders.

488 Beach 66th Street, Arverne

$550,000

Votes: 1,292

EducationFunded
Village Academy Tech Upgrade

Tech upgrade for the school’s Career & College Readiness Technology Center. New computers and other tech equipment.

1045 Nameoke Street, Far Rockaway

$250,000

Votes: 1,314

EducationFunded
Village Academy Greenhouse Project

A greenhouse that will use renewable energy and Eco methods to cultivate vegetables, flowers and bedding plants.

1045 Nameoke Street, Far Rockaway

$500,000

Votes: 1,388

EducationFunded
P.S. 132 New Kitchen

Requesting a full kitchen, complete with a stove, fridge, sink and counter space.

132-15 218th Street, Laurelton

$1,000,000

Votes: 1,674

 


The following projects were not funded:

Streets
Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) Project

At least 50 new RTPI’s in areas that are suitable would be a great improvement to District 31.

All of District 31

$350,000

Votes: 446

Parks and Recreation
Rockaway Community Park Upgrade

Workout area, workout equipment and a basketball court.

53-98 Almeda Avenue, Far Rockaway

$500,000

Votes: 784

Parks and Recreation
O’Donohue Park Upgrade

Benches, chess tables, better lighting and sound system

Beach 17 Street and Seagirt Boulevard, Far Rockaway

$250,000

Votes: 533

Parks and Recreation
Brookville Park Chess Tables and Sitting Benches

Purchase of chess and checkers tables and benches/sitting area.

149th Avenue and South Conduit Avenue, Springfield Gardens

$150,000

Votes: 480

Education
P.S. 104Q Park Upgrade

Project requires an expansion on the fences to provide safety for children and a new basketball court and swing set.

26-01 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway

$650,000

Votes: 1,051

Education
P.S. 43 Library Tech Upgrade

The library needs 10 new computers to enhance students’ learning experience. As well as new flooring and furniture.

160 Beach 29th Street, Far Rockaway

$150,000

Votes: 655

Education
M.S. 53 Smart Boards

This project would simply include the installation of 6 new Smart Boards in the school.

1045 Nameoke Street, Far Rockaway

$50,000

Votes: 832

Education
P.S. 106 Technology Upgrade

The computers need to be upgraded, in addition to the installation of new smart boards.

180 Beach 35th Street, Far Rockaway

$250,000

Votes: 514

Education
P.S. 181 Library Upgrade

This upgrade wold include floors and carpeting, new furniture and decor as well as computers and monitors.

148-15 230th Street, Springfield Gardens

$300,000

Votes: 645

Education
P.S. 132 Technology Upgrade

Upgrade to the floor in the computer lab and 6 new Smart Boards for the classrooms.

132-15 218th Street, Springfield Gardens

$150,000

Votes: 1,524

Education
Community Voices Schoolyard Upgrade

Construction of a basketball court, tennis court or track field in the school yard.

145-00 Springfield Boulevard

$800,000

Votes: 998

Education
Springfield High School Auditorium Upgrade

The upgrade would include new floors and decor, new chairs, lighting and visual in addition to a new new sound system.

Springfield Campus, 143-10 Springfield Boulevard

$750,000

Votes: 611

Education
P.S. 181 Exterior Beautification

An upgrade to the school’s exterior design and planting of new trees and greenery on the exterior of the school building.

148-15 230th Street, Springfield Gardens

$350,000

Votes: 633

Education
M.S. 356 Smart Boards

This school needs new Smart Boards to improve students’ learning experience.

145-00 Springfield Boulevard, Springfield Gardens

$150,000

Votes: 544

Education
P.S. 156 Bathroom Upgrade

Upgrade to the bathroom floors, walls and stalls.

229-02 137th Avenue, Laurelton

$75,000

Votes: 1,020

Education
M.S./P.S. 132 Auditorium Upgrade

Auditorium upgrade requires redone floors, new chairs and stage area, new sound system and lighting.

132-15 218th Street, Springfield Gardens

$400,000

Votes: 1,493