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District 33

Stephen T. Levin

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg.

Winning Projects:

EducationFunded
Essential STEM Labs at I.S 318 and P.S 34

Votes: 711 | Cost: $500,000

IS 318, East Williamsburg; PS 34, Greenpoint
Let’s bridge the technology gap and invest in the future for 2,000+ students at two amazing but underserved schools by funding essential STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math) labs at both schools!

EducationFunded
Finish the Upgrades with P.S. 261 Computer Carts

Votes: 431 | Cost: $140,000 (Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is allocating $100,000)

314 Pacific Street, Boerum Hill
P.S. 261 is a K-5 school with 800 students. Their wiring was upgraded but to utilize the improvements the students need new computers; four new carts will give them what they need!

EducationFunded
Make Our School Cool! M.S. 126

Votes: 449 | Cost: $400,000

424 Leonard Street, Williamsburg
Our building serves 3 schools and 1200 kids and needs wiring for AC in the classrooms and Auditorium! It’s hard to concentrate and be good students when you’re too hot! Give them a chance to succeed!

HousingFunded
Hear the Beat! Community Sound Studio

Votes: 530 | Cost: $100,000

114 Taylor St., Independence Towers, W’burg
This project will outfit an existing computer lab as a recording studio, so youth/adults could be trained for music/audio professions. Includes upgrades to the space and all needed audio equipment.

Parks & RecreationFunded
Make Msgr. McGolrick Park Safer

Votes: 483 | Cost: $500,000

Driggs Avenue, Greenpoint
This project focuses on repaving some of the sidewalks along the park and replacing fencing. Current sidewalks are cracked, unsafe for children, and hazardous for wheelchair and stroller access.


The following projects were not funded:

Education
Let There Be Air! Juan Morel Campos School

Votes: 227 | Cost: $350,000

215 Heyward Street, Williamsburg
Our school is used by D14, D75 and the community. We need AC in our auditorium. The auditorium gets used for many events such as performances, assemblies, and graduation and it is very hot!

Education
Sweating Should Be Fun! K293, Int’l Studies

Votes: 296 | Cost: $350,000

284 Baltic Street, Cobble Hill
The gym at this campus with 4 schools, PK-12 (with 1200 mostly Title I students) needs AC! The only large activity space in this growing school also hosts community programs and can get really hot!

Housing
NYCHA Grounds Renovations Focused on Seating

Votes: 389 | Cost: $550,000

Wyckoff Gardens and Gowanus Houses, Gowanus
Gowanus & Wyckoff residents will help determine grounds improvements, to be installed at two NYCHA developments, resulting in more pleasant areas for enjoying time outdoors and talking with friends.

Parks & Recreation
Fix Taaffe Park: Community Seating Area

Votes: 352 | Cost: $500,000

390 Park Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant
Create a moment of peace for area residents. Support a renovated seating area where all local residents can meet under the park’s historic oak trees and plan their community’s future; together.

Parks & Recreation
Safe to Play, Green Playground at M.S. 126

Votes: 426 | Cost: $500,000

Ericsson Playground, Greenpoint
Transform a cement lot into a safe and colorful playground with interactive play structures. Additional funding through Trust for Public Land will make this a sustainable space for kids and community.

Transit
Pedestrian Safety Improvements – Meeker Avenue

Votes: 420 | Cost: 400000

Meeker Avenue in District 33 – Williamsburg
Continuing safety improvements along this high-speed corridor to decrease crossing distances and improve pedestrian safety.

Transit
Real Time Arrival Signage for B44 Bus Route

Votes: 407 | Cost: $300,000

Along B44 Bus Route in District 33
Add signage that shows real-time, updated arrival times for up to 15 bus stops along Bedford and Nostrand Avenues.

Transit
Safer Crossings for Hoyt Street at Gowanus Houses

Votes: 387 | Cost: $400,000

Hoyt St., Butler St. to Degraw St., Gowanus
Make street crossings safer between this housing development and the nearby subway. Add pedestrian safety enhancements to this four-block stretch of Hoyt Street that has no existing crossings.

Transit
Street Safety Improvements near P.S.16

Votes: 237 | Cost: $400,000

Corner of Bedford Ave. and Wilson St., W’burg
Install a curb extension at this much-used intersection between P.S. 16 and Independence Towers. Improve other street safety features between the housing development and the local school.

Transit
Additional Turnstiles at York St. Subway (F Train)

Votes: 264 | Cost: $250,000

York St. Subway Station, DUMBO
Install additional turnstiles for York Street Station in 2017 which will reduce congestion and long lines for the 9,000 weekday riders now limited to only two turnstiles.