District 17

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

Concourse Village, Crotona Park East, East Tremont, Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Morrisania, Port Morris, West Farms, North Brother Island, South Brother Island

Winning Projects:

Arts Culture and Community FacilitiesFunded
Casita Maria Educational Kitchen Space

A kitchen renovation, including installation of new cabinetry, sink, stove/hot plate, and kitchen equipment.

$50,000

928 Simpson Street

Votes: 689

Arts Culture and Community FacilitiesFunded
Hunts Point Recreation Center Upgrades

Updated with exercise machines, equipment and increase the space for physical activity.

$100,000

765 Manida Street

Votes: 454

EducationFunded
M.S. 424X Stairs Lighting

Exterior lighting of stairwells to increase safety surrounding this school.

$100,000

730 Bryant Avenue

Votes: 332

EducationFunded
Bronx Charter School for the Arts Technology

55 Chromebooks for students, 20 laptops for teachers, 12 Smart Boards, 2 TVs, sound system and video camera.

$150,000

950 Longfellow Avenue

Votes: 400

EducationFunded
M.S. 302X Girls Prep Academy Auditorium Renovation

Full renovation of the auditorium.

$600,000

681 Kelly Street

Votes: 942


The following projects were not funded:

Education
P.S. 352X Sensory Room

Construction of a sensory room to be utilized by students with special needs and who are visually or verbally impaired.

$100,000

984 Faile Street

Votes: 258

Education
P.S. 161X Library Renovation

Students need an updated media library center.

$450,000

628 Tinton Avenue

Votes: 186

Education
Concourse Village Elementary School Library

Would allow for a classroom to be converted into a library for elementary school students.

$550,000

750 Concourse Village West

Votes: 172

Education
P.S. 352X Smartboards for all Classrooms

Smartboards for all classrooms.

$448,800

984 Faile Street

Votes: 161

Education
I.S. 116X Auditorium Upgrades

The auditorium needs a working sound, projection & light system; the chairs are in need of replacement/upgrades.

$800,000

977 Fox Street

Votes: 116

Education
P.S. 67X Gymnasium Renovation

Separate the gym so that younger children have a separate play area than the older students.

$322,235

2024 Mohegan Avenue

Votes: 200

Education
Forest Avenue Campus Auditorium Upgrades

The building’s auditorium is in need of renovations for lighting, curtains, the sound system and seating for students.

$1,000,000

778 Forest Avenue

Votes: 110

Education
PS. 75X Auditorium Air Conditioning

Central AC for school auditorium.

$750,000

984 Faile Street

Votes: 157

Education
P.S. 75X Playground

Complete refurbishment of the playground on the grounds.

$600,000

984 Faile Street

Votes: 145

Housing
New Benches- St. Mary’s Housing Development

Grounds renovation with new benches and other upgrades.

$300,000

St. Mary’s Park Houses

Votes: 252

Parks and Recreation
Tree Guards at Vidalia Park

New trees with tree guards in and around the park.

$35,000

East 180 Street between Daly and Vyse Avenues

Votes: 231