2016 PBNYC Winning Projects
Arts, Culture, and Community Facilities:
Create New Teen Space at Carroll Gardens Library
Revamp the library's mezzanine-level to create more space and add comfortable furniture, outlets, and new lighting - to create an inviting space for teens to use after-school and on weekends
Location: 396 Clinton St, between Union and Sackett Sts
"Mobile Studios" for Artists and Orgs in Gowanus
Three "mobile studios" - small, mobile workplaces - for artists and community organizations that will enliven underused areas and engage the public on local issues like displacement, environment and resiliency.
Location: Parks, plazas, and street-ends in Gowanus
Cost: $150,000 for 3 mobile studios
Overnight Book Drops at Three Library Branches
Installation of overnight book drops at three district library branches to enable after-hours library returns. The drops will make utilizing the library easier and help people avoid fines.
Location: Carroll Gardens, Windsor Terrace & Borough Park
Cost: $24,000 ($8,000/drop)
Music Equipment for Three Senior Centers
Music equipment for three district senior centers, including guitars and keyboards, to enhance current music programming and to facilitate new programs such as keyboard classes and karaoke.
Location: Prospect Hill, Eileen Dugan & Park Slope Ctrs
Retrofit 75 Auditorium Lights for Safety at PS 282
School and after-school groups use auditorium daily. Current lights cast shadows, making steep floor unsafe, and use expensive short-life bulbs. New LED retrofit will fix safety and cost issues.
Location: PS 282, 180 6th Avenue, Park Slope
West Brooklyn Community HS Portable Laptop Lab
Three mobile carts with 25 laptops each will travel among classrooms to support instruction and foster IT skills. WBCHS is a transfer high school offering a second chance to high-needs students
Location: 1053 41st Street, Borough Park
Translation Equipment for Multi-Lingual Schools
Allows interpreters to provide live translation during school events. Non-English speaking audience members listen through headsets. Equipment accommodates up to 8 languages and 2,000 receivers.
Location: PS 130, PS 131, PS 179, PS 230, and MS 839
New “Lake Mess Monster,” an aquatic weed harvester
Prospect Park needs a new aquatic weed harvester (aka “Lake Mess Monster”) to remove scum from the lake. Without it, the scum will sink and proceed to rot, causing the water to become toxic.
Location: Prospect Park Lake
Cost: $140,000 for the machine
Year-round, freeze-resistant drinking fountains along Prospect Park Drive
The water fountains in Prospect Park are not available to use during the winter months. This upgrade would make 5 fountains along the Prospect Park Drive freeze-resistant and available year-round.
Location: Prospect Park, 5 locations along the Drive
Cost: $175,000 for 5 water fountains
Streets & Transit:
Curb extension & safer crossing near Carroll Park
The installation of a curb extension at this very busy intersection would shorten the crossing distance and promote pedestrian safety for families and residents using Carroll Park.Location: Intersection of Carroll and Court Streets.
Location: Intersection of Carroll and Court Streets
"Bus Clocks” on B67/B69: see when bus will arrive!
Install bus countdown clocks that display real-time information about bus location at 12 B69/B67 stops. This will help mass transit users estimate wait times and make better travel decisions.
Location: 12 B67/B69 stops: McDonald, 7th Ave, Flatbush
Cost: $240,000 for 12 bus stops