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District 19

Paul Vallone

Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Beechhurst, College Point, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck, Malba, Whitestone

Winning Projects:

Bayside High School Music Studio

Project will create a state-of-the-art music studio for Bayside High School, which currently has 350 students in the “Career and Technical Education” music production and performance program.

32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street (Bayside)


Votes: 1,430

P.S. 169 Auditorium Upgrade

Project would replace lighting, curtains, sound system and seating in the P.S. 169 auditorium, which is shared with Bell Academy. Uses include after school, summer and community programs.

18-25 212th Street (Bay Terrace)


Votes: 1,041

P.S. 159 Technology Upgrade

Project would allow P.S. 159 to acquire smart boards for classrooms and laptops for school community use. This upgrade will help enhance instruction and allow students greater learning opportunities.

205-01 33rd Avenue (Bayside)


Votes: 934

Public SafetyFunded
Three NYPD Security Cameras

Project would fund NYPD security cameras in District 19. These security cameras would enhance crime prevention, provide a sense of security in public areas and establish surveillance in remote areas.

District 19 (At NYPD discretion)


Votes: 880

The following projects were not funded:

.Arts Culture and Community Facilities
Douglaston Library Meeting Room Upgrade

Project would expand library’s meeting room as well as install new ceiling, flooring, lighting, electrical and data lines, AV equipment and furniture. Existing meeting room is small and inadequate.

249-01 Northern Boulevard (Douglaston/Little Neck)


Votes: 575

Parks & Recreation
Pathway Lighting in Little Bay Park

Project would install pathway lighting along the pedestrian path in Little Bay Park. Lighting along the path is crucial to the security and safety of the many people who utilize the park.

Little Bay Park (Bayside/Whitestone)


Votes: 880

Parks & Recreation
Basketball Court Renovations

Project would renovate the Bay Terrace Playground basketball courts, including repaving and rim/backboard replacement.

Bay Terrace Playground (Bay Terrace)


Votes: 533

Parks & Recreation
Little Bay Park Roller Rink Resurfacing

Project would resurface roller rink to make it usable for roller hockey, roller skating and skateboarding. Surface is currently broken, not level and dangerous for any skaters who use the rink.

Little Bay Park (Bayside/Whitestone)


Votes: 517

Parks & Recreation
Officers’ Club Portico Renovation

Project would refurbish and restore the front portico of the Bayside Historical Society’s Officers’ Club at Fort Totten. The portico has been previously identified as in need of repairs.

207 Totten Avenue (Fort Totten/Bayside)


Votes: 326

Real Time Passenger Countdown Clocks

Project would install countdown clocks to bus stops along the Q12 and Q13 bus routes. The countdown is not by time, but rather by how many stops away the next bus is.

Q12 and Q13 Bus Routes


Votes: 700