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District 6

Helen Rosenthal

Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Clinton

Winning Projects:

artCulture and Community FacilitiesFunded
Mobile Food Pantry for WSCAH

Purchasing a specialized van to serve as a food pantry to provide food and social services to those in need. The van will be operated and maintained by the West Side Campaign Against Hunger.

263 West 86th Street (WSCAH HQ) (district Wide)


Votes: 1,163

Turf Athletic Field at MLK High School

Initial design for the construction of an 11,000 square foot illuminated, artificial turf athletic field. It will serve as practice space for multiple school sports teams and for community sport programs.

Martin Luther King Jr. Campus- 122 Amsterdam Avenue on 65th Street


Votes: 781

Parks & RecreationFunded
Hudson Greenway Bike Safety Improvements

Implementation of safety measures to separate the path on the popular Hudson River Greenway into cyclist and pedestrian routes in order to decrease congestion and promote safety.

Greenway from 72nd Street to 84th Street (Riverside Park)


Votes: 873

Countdown Clocks at Crosstown Bus Stops

Installing Real Time Passenger Information Clocks at east-bound crosstown at the 96th, 86th, 79th and 66th Street bus stop stations to improve public transportation experience.

96th, 86th, 79th and 66th Streets (District Wide)


Votes: 840

The following projects were not funded:

ArtsCulture and Community Facilities
Air Conditioning Renovations at the NYPL

Renovating a 40-year old air conditioning system at the New York Public Library of Performing Arts will allow visitors to comfortably access the library during the warmer months.

65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (Lincoln Square)


Votes: 765

Inclusive Playground at M.S.C.

Initial scope and planning for an all-inclusive and accessible playground in the Joan of Arc School complex to enable children with disabilities to freely play and interact with other students.

West 93rd Street and Columbus Avenue


Votes: 629

Technology Upgrades at Brandeis Campus

Enhancing the technology department of the schools located in the Louis D. Brandeis High School complex through new computers and smart boards.

145 West 84th Street (Brandeis School Complex)


Votes: 486

A Garden at P.S. 191

Creating a garden and green space at P.S. 191 for students.

210 West 61st Street


Votes: 471

Air Conditioning for P.S. 191 Lunchroom

Wiring to create a split screen to provide air conditioning for the lunchroom in P.S. 191. This will provide a comfortable environment for students during the warmer months of the year.

210 West 61st Street


Votes: 444

Parks & Recreation
Pick-Up Truck for Garbage Collection

Purchasing a new crew cab pick-up truck for increased garbage collection to be used throughout Riverside Park by the Parks Department.

Riverside Park


Votes: 677

Parks & Recreation
Hudson Beach Recreation Area Upgrade

Installation of adult workout equipment and upgrade of the Swing-A-Ring area in Riverside Park to promote safety and better use of the area.

102nd Street- 103rd Street and Riverside Park (Riverside Park, Hudson Beach)


Votes: 361

70th Street Permanent Safety Improvements

Permanent safety improvements to pedestrian crossing area by building out painted areas. The project will extend to West End Avenue and 70th Street.

*Project submitted by the DOT (not through community process)


Votes: 614

Curb Cut Repair at 680 Amsterdam Avenue

Repairing existing curb-cut on the northwest corner of 93rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Determined by Community Board 7 survey and by assessment from the Department of Transportation.

680 Amsterdam Avenue on 93rd Street


Votes: 264

Barrels Playground Renovation

Renovating playground and outdated equipment at the Amsterdam Houses’ Barrels Playground to benfit resident families and children.

West 61st Street and West End Avenue (Amsterdam Houses)


Votes: 404

Upgrades at 589 Amsterdam Avenue (NYCHA)

Upgrade and improve the upper and lower recreation area behind the 589 Amsterdam Avenue building to provide residents with chairs, tables, benches and trees to sue for congregating and leisurely activities.

88th Street and Amsterdam Avenue


Votes: 398