Meet Your Ballot
The 2017 ballot for our district is here! Your neighbors have come together in small groups to brainstorm and develop these 19 great projects. Check them out and get ready to fill out your PBNYC bracket.
PBNYC vote week will run from March 25th through April 2nd. You’ll have the chance to vote at our next #GetOrganizedBK meeting on Monday, March 27th. The PBNYC Project Expo will be on Wednesday, March 29th. And we’ll have poll sites throughout the district.
Please take three simple actions right now:
2. Check out the PBNYC 2017 ballot below.
The 2017 Ballot:
You’ll be able to vote for 5 capital projects (the winning projects up to $1.5 million will be funded).
|Arts, Culture, and Community||CHiPS Mobile Showers for Homeless Neighbors||$59,560||The CHiPS soup kitchen will purchase a two-stall shower trailer that provides our neediest neighbors with access to hygiene.||In front of CHiPS building, 200 4th Avenue|
|Parks||Renovate a Beloved, Busy, and Bare-Bones Dog Run||$400,000||Upgrade includes resurfacing, and installation of benches, fencing, shade trees, and water for drinking and cleaning.||Washington Park, near JJ Byrne Playground|
|Parks||Install ¼ mile markers on Prospect Park Drive||$60,000||Place distance markers every ¼ mile to serve exercise users and help visitors find their way to landmarks in the park.||Along the East & West Drive in Prospect Park.|
|Parks||Bring Water to Thomas Cuite Park (“Froggy Park”)||$250,000||Restore service to only water fountain in playground loved by locals & used heavily by 500 preschoolers from PS K280.||11th Ave & 19th Street, Windsor Terrace|
|Environment||More Street Trees Throughout the District||$70,000||Add 35 trees with guards to provide shade and beautify the neighborhoods, especially where few or no trees exist.||Streets in Kensington, Gowanus, Borough Park|
|Streets and Transit||Realtime Bus Arrival Info near Subway Stops||$200,000 for 8 clocks||Install countdown clocks at bus stops near subway exits, to enable informed decisions on transportation choices.||Near F, G R stops|
|Streets and Transit||Safer street crossing for middle school students||$524,000||To increase safety for all, extend the curb between J.J. Byrne Playground and MS 51.||5th Ave and 4th St. SE corner|
|Education||FabLab for MS 442 Project-Based STEM Learning||$200,000||Wiring upgrade to support innovative FabLab with 3D printer, laser cutter and other equipment to develop tech savvy kids||MS 442, 500 19th Street, Windsor Terrace|
|Education||A/C for Sweltering PS230 Cafeteria||$300,000||Large school seeks to make 3,400 sq-ft cafeteria bearable to enable year-round use as educational and community space.||PS 230, 1 Albemarle Road, Kensington|
|Education||Repavement of PS 130 Schoolyard||$500,000||Yard in dire need of new pavement/drainage. Floods and ice are big safety issues. The yard is school’s only gym space.||PS130 Lowerschool, 70 Ocean Pkwy, Kensington|
And you’ll vote for 3 programming projects (the winning projects up to $50,000 will be funded):
|Arts, Culture, and Community||Tech for Immigrant Families & After-School Programs||$16,000||Help 100s of women, children & immigrant families thrive! Upgrade the tech at local service org Imani House.||Imani House76A 5th Ave.Brooklyn, NY|
|Arts, Culture, and Community||Sharing Theater Arts with Developmentally Disabled NYers||$20,000||Produce a storybook & videos by and for developmentally disabled NYers||Dream Street Theatre Company, Park Slope|
|Arts, Culture, and Community||Creative Engagement for Alzheimer’s Patients & Training for Caregivers||$7,500||Weekly visits from local artists to enrich the lives of elders with Alzheimer's & train caregivers.||Cobble Hill Health Center380 Henry St. Brooklyn, NY|
|Arts, Culture, and Community||Start-up Support for New Tenant Union||$11,000||Provide tech equipment & bilingual outreach support to help tenants in southwest Brooklyn organize.||Southwest Brooklyn Tenant Union201 Columbia St. Brooklyn, NY|
|Arts, Culture, and Community||Empower Immigrant Workers by Supporting Local Cooperative||$10,000||Start-up support for co-op owned & operated by immigrant women dedicated to providing quality jobs & care.||Hopewell Care Worker CooperativeServing Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront & Gowanus|
|Education||STEM Robotics Kits for PS133 Science Club||$9,000||Provide PS 133, a Title 1 elementary school, with iPads and kits to design, build and operate their own robots!||PS 133, 610 Baltic St, Brooklyn, NY 11217|
|Education||Talking about Race and Equity in Distr. 15 Schools||$6,000||4 workshops led by Border Crossers will train educators and parents in strategies for addressing race and promoting equity||MS448/PS146, 610 Henry Street Carroll Gardens|
|#GetOrganizedBK||#GOBK Bystander Intervention Trainings||$5,000||These trainings by the Center for Anti Violence Education will teach community members how to respond to increased harassment and hate crimes.||#GOBK meetings|
Having a hard time picking your favorites? Us too. But be on the lookout: we’ll be sharing more in-depth highlights of all the project.