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District 31

Donovan J. Richards

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

Winning Projects:

EducationFunded
P.S. 355/P.S. 356 Auditorium Repairs

The auditorium chairs are either falling apart, broken or missing. New comfortable chairs need to be installed.

$500,000

145-00 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens

Votes: 1,235

EducationFunded
P.S. 356 Media Center

Install recording equipment, media equipment, computers and a cultivating center.

$150,000

145-00 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens

Votes: 1,293

EducationFunded
Springfield High School Bathroom Upgrade

New sinks with automatic faucets. Toilet upgrades. Stalls need to be taller and automatic soap dispensers needed.

$100,000 per Bathroom

143-10 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens

Votes: 1,199

EducationFunded
P.S. 52 Auditorium Upgrade

Need new floors, chairs, stage curtains, lighting, audio system upgrade and new paint for the walls.

$750,000

178-37 146th Terrace, Jamaica

Votes: 1,132

EducationFunded
P.S. 42 Auditorium Sound, Stage, Risers Upgrade

A sound and lighting system that includes mic, speakers and lights for a dramatic and musical theater state production.

$250,000

P.S.42, 488 Beach 66th Street, Arverne

Votes: 706

EducationFunded
Smart Boards and iPads for our Children

We need 3 smart-boards for our children to learn about technology and 1 laptop cart to charge up.

$80,000

338 Beach 56th Street, Arverne

Votes: 1,028

EducationFunded
Library Tech Upgrade

7 new desktops, laptops and laptop cart, printers and smart boards.

$250,000

160 Beach 29th Street, Far Rockaway

Votes: 920

EducationFunded
Laptops for Learning and Service

Lenovo Laptops and laptop carts.

$150,000

26-01 Mott Avenue, Queens

Votes: 876

EducationFunded
Smart Boards Upgrade

Smart Boards is needed for our students to learn.

$150,000

10-45 Nameoke Street, Far Rockaway

Votes: 717


The following projects were not funded:

Education
P.S. 355/P.S. 356 New PA System

The school’s PA system is not as clear as it could be. In certain areas of the school the announcements cannot be heard.

$1,000,000

145-00 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens

Votes: 1,097

Education
P.S. 355 Dance Studio Upgrade

A changing room and full sized mirrors attached to the walls are needed.

$300,000

145-00 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens

Votes: 759

Education
P.S. 195 Playground Upgrade

Playground expansion, repave the basketball courts and add a basketball hoop.

$500,000

253-50 149th Avenue, Rosedale

Votes: 806

Education
P.S. 138 Bathroom Upgrade

Upgrade bathroom with new sinks, new toilets and bathroom fixtures.

$100,000 per Bathroom

251-11 Weller Avenue, Rosedale

Votes: 373

Education
P.S. 132 Auditorium Upgrade

Need new chairs, stage curtains audio system and lighting upgrade.

$750,000

132-15 218th Street, Laurelton

Votes: 830

Education
P.S. 132 Water Fountain Upgrade

Upgrade water fountains to automatic and also have the water tested.

$10,000 per Fountain

132-15 218th Street, Laurelton

Votes: 852

Education
Water Fountain Upgrade

Upgrade the water fountain on the first floor. Install water fountains on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

$225,000

180 Beach 35th Street, Far Rockaway

Votes: 608

Education
Goldie Maple Academy Library Upgrade

The students need a better library for learning purposes.

$450,000

356 Beach 56th Street, Arverne

Votes: 697

Education
Goldie Maple Technology Upgrade

Upgrade WiFi, 50 Mac laptops, 16 LCD projectors, 18 mounted smart boards and 3 scanner systems.

$200,000

356 Beach 56th Street, Queens

Votes: 688

Parks and Recreation
O’Donohue Park Picnic Grove and BBQ Area

Creation of new picnic grove and BBQ area.

$320,000

Seagirt Blvd.between Beach 16 & Beach 17 Streets

Votes: 960

Parks and Recreation
Street Tree Planting

Street planting in Far Rockaway and Seagrit Boulevard.

$150,000

Seagrit Boulevard

Votes: 676