District 26

Jimmy Van Bramer

Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, Dutch Kills

Winning Projects:

Arts Culture & Community FacilitiesFunded
Woodside Library Accessibility

ADA-compliant push buttons for the Woodside Library. Currently, physically handicapped community members cannot enter the Woodside Library without the assistance of the staff.

54-22 Skillman Avenue (Woodside)

$50,000

Votes: 189

Arts Culture & Community FacilitiesFunded
Sunnyside Library Accessibility

ADA-compliant push button for Sunnyside Library. Currently, physically handicapped community members cannot enter the Sunnyside Library without the assistance of the staff.

43-06 Greenpoint Avenue (Sunnyside)

$50,000

Votes: 214

Arts Culture & Community FacilitiesFunded
Senior Van- Jacob Riis Settlement House

Ten-person van for the Jacob Riis Settlement House for seniors. The seniors at Jacob Riis need this van for transportation to and from senior programs.

Jacob Riis Settlement House (Queensbridge)

$55,000

Votes: 324

EducationFunded
Technology Upgrades for P.S./I.S. 78

Purchase the following updated technological equipment for P.S./I.S. 78: 3 smart boards (for Pre-K), 2 laptop carts (60 laptops).

48-09 Center Boulevard, Long Island City

$75,000

Votes: 157

HousingFunded
Playground Upgrade at Queensbridge

Replacement of rubber matting on playground in five jungle gym areas within the development.

Queensbridge Houses

$500,000

Votes: 249

TransitFunded
Long Island City Bikeway

Elements of a bike path exist already, an improved safe and reliable bike way system would increase the level of bike sue, reduce cars using path for parking and enhance the neighborhood.

Long Island City

$500,000

Votes: 330

TransitFunded
Real Time Passenger Information

Bus time countdown clocks in locations around the 26th District.

City Council District 26

$100,000

Votes: 180

Parks & RecreationFunded
Woodside Reforestry

Variety of NYC Parks Department- approved trees planted in tree pits on both sides of Broadway in Woodside.

49th Street- 69th Street, Woodside

$200,000

Votes: 186


The following projects were not funded:

Arts Culture & Community Facilities
Broadway Library Security

Installation of CCTV system for surveillance and security purposes.

40-20 Broadway (Astoria)

$125,000

Votes: 89

Arts Culture & Community Facilities
Western Queens Library Furniture

Furniture, benches, folding chairs, lounge chairs and cafe chairs for Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City Libraries.

City Council District 26

$39,850

Votes: 137

Education
Resurfacing of P.S. 112 Play Area

Resurface the play area at P.S. 112 with asphalt. The play area is old and worn out. The surface is cracked, not level and poses a safety risk to students.

25-05 37th Avenue, Dutch Kills

$440,000

Votes: 77

Education
Technology Upgrades for P.S. 11

Purchase the following technological equipment for P.S. 11: 50 Mac desktop computers, 25 printers, 5 Promethean Smart Boards, 3 Mac laptops carts (or 84 laptops).

54-25 Skillman Avenue (Woodside)

$170,000

Votes: 135

Education
Laptops for I.S. 204

Purchase 4 laptop carts (120 laptops) for I.S. 204.

36-41 28th Street (Dutch Kills)

$100,000

Votes: 80

Education
Laptops for Aviation High School

Purchase 2 laptop carts (70 laptops) for Aviation High School.

45-30 36th Street (Sunnyside)

$70,000

Votes: 97

Education
Renovate Auditorium at Newcomers High School

Update sound system and replace chairs in the auditorium of Newcomers High School. The auditorium is shared between Newcomers High School and the Academy of American Studies.

28-01 41st Avenue (Dutch Kills)

$250,000

Votes: 47

Education
Smart Boards for P.S. 166

Purchase 40 Smart Boards for P.S. 166.

33-09 35th Avenue, Astoria

$240,000

Votes: 101

Education
Technology Upgrades for P.S. 12

Purchase the following updated technological equipment for P.S. 12: 2 laptop carts (60 laptops), 10 printers for students with disabilities, 25 Smart Boards.

42-00 72nd Street, Woodside

Votes: 60

Education
Security Cameras for Bryant High School

Expand security camera system to cover perimeter of school (4 cameras).

48-10 31st Avenue, Long Island City

$48,000

Votes: 119

Housing
Woodside Houses Security Cameras

Additional security cameras are needed at the following locations to improve safety conditions for residents: 31-50 51st Street, 31-49 49th Street, 50-54 Broadway and 50-14 Broadway.

Woodside Houses

$500,000

Votes: 141

Housing
Replace Playground Sprinklers

Two playground at the Woodside Hosues need sprinklers replaced. The current ones do not work properly.

Woodside Houses

$425,000

Votes: 104

Housing
Queensbridge Houses Security Cameras

Add two security cameras to each parking lot (41st Road and 10th Street, 41st Road and 12th Street). The residents currently don’t feel safe in the parking lots.

Queensbridge Hosues

$500,000

Votes: 228

Housing
Ravenswood Houses Security Cameras

Additional security cameras are needed at the Ravenswood Houses.

Ravenswood Houses

$500,000

Votes: 129

Housing
Playground Upgrades at Woodside Houses

Replace the playground mats for two playgrounds at the Woodside Houses.

Woodside Houses

$500,000

Votes: 110

Transit
Dutch Kills Pedestrian Safety

Installation of bus bulbs on 31st Street at 36th Avenue and 39th Avenue. Project will construct full bus bulbs at these bus stops, which will create a seamless path from the sidewalk and subway station entrance.

Dutch Kills

$300,000

Votes: 107

Sanitation
Composting Site

This project will initiate the relocation of the composting facility to a new site 1,000 feet away that will allow for an expansion of services, includes better drainage, bioswales and an outdoor classroom.

Queensbridge Baby Park, Long Island City

$400,000

Votes: 101

Sanitation
Composting Sifter and Bagger

An industrial sifter and industrial bagger are integral for this composting site to keep up with the growing demand for composting in New York City.

Queensbridge Baby Park, Long Island City

$150,000

Votes: 75

Parks & Recreation
Renovation of Hart Playground

Renovation of the playground spray-shower, basketball courts, fencing and plantings.

37th Avenue, Woodside

$600,000

Votes: 69