District 26

Jimmy Van Bramer

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

Winning Projects:

Arts Culture & Community FacilitiesFunded
Children’s Room/Auditorium Renovation

Repairing and upgrading the children’s room and auditorium with technology to meet the needs of our growing community.

$500,000

Woodside Library (Woodside)

Votes: 2,159

EducationFunded
Gymnasium Renovations at P.S. 111Q and P.S. 112Q

Replacing wall padding, floors, benches and ceiling repairs at P.S. 111Q and P.S. 112Q.

$900,000

P.S. 111Q and P.S. 112Q (Long Island City)

Votes: 2,147

EducationFunded
Technology Upgrades for Schools

Laptop carts, desktop computers and interactive boards upgrades to P.S. 112Q, P.S. 150Q, P.S. 12Q, P.S. 166Q, I.S. 125.

$500,000

Throughout District 26

Votes: 4,785

HousingFunded
Technology Upgrade at Borden Avenue Veterans Shelter

Technology upgrades will include new computers, network infrastructure upgrades and a new facility-wide paging system.

$79,000

Borden Avenue Veterans Shelter (LIC)

Votes: 1,182

Parks & RecreationFunded
New Trees in the District

Plant new trees with welded steel guards. Trees clean the air, reduce storm runoff and provide shelter for wildlife.

$148,800

Throughout District 26 (Astoria/LIC)

Votes: 1,807

TransitFunded
Bus Time Countdown Clocks

Fund the placement of electronic bus countdown clocks at stops throughout District 26 to help riders plan waiting time.

$300,000

Throughout District 26

Votes: 1,921


The following projects were not funded:

Arts Culture & Community Facilities
Broadway Library Security System

Installation of CCTV system because the library does not have a Close Circuit Television (CCTV) System.

$50,000

Broadway Library (Astoria)

Votes: 872

Education
Auditorium Upgrades for AAS and Newcomers H.S.

Stage lighting system upgrade for the auditorium shared by Academy of American Studies (AAS) & Newcomers High School.

$250,000

AAS and Newcomers H.S. (Long Island City)

Votes: 740

Education
Auditorium Upgrades at P.S. 150Q

New AV system, lighting, and curtains for the stage and the windows.

$400,000

P.S. 150Q (Sunnyside)

Votes: 1,582

Education
Playground Renovations at P.S. 111Q

The playground upgrade will include adding a new slide, climbing apparatus and rubber mats padding.

$500,000

P.S. 111Q (Long Island City)

Votes: 1,522

Housing
Additional Security Cameras

Security cameras needed at Woodside Houses.

$500,000

Woodside Houses (Woodside)

Votes: 1,037

Housing
Renovation for Girls and Boys Bathroom

Decaying bathrooms used daily by kids in after school program is in need of repair. Conditions are very unsanitary.

$600,000

Woodside Houses (Woodside)

Votes: 1,703

Housing
Garden Renovations

Garden beds to grow wider variety of vegetables, build fence to prevent theft and vandalism and add 2nd green house

$175,000

Woodside Houses (Woodside)

Votes: 988

Housing
Community Constructed Soil Science Lab

Create lab to test, mix and deliver clean soil to NYCHA gardens to grow healthy food.

$500,000

Ravenswood Houses (Astoria/LIC)

Votes: 1,004

Parks & Recreation
Outdoor Gym in Queensbridge Park

Install exercise equipment in the park in a dedicated space for year-round calisthenic fitness, available to all ages.

$450,000

Queensbridge Park (Long Island City)

Votes: 1,390